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Seeking Licensed Denture Technologists to Serve as Subject Matter Experts

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) is seeking licensed denture technologists to serve as subject matter experts (SMEs) for complaint investigations. A SME is an independent contractor who assists in investigations of and cases against Oregon licensed denturists. SMEs may be called upon to assist the HLO in various ways, such as: examining complainants to determine if the prosthetic dental appliances were made appropriately and within community standards, working with a HLO investigator when investigating licensees, providing opinions about community standards, and competently testifying during hearings.

SMEs must be able to review and analyze client records, interview witnesses and licensees, testify at hearing, and draft investigatory reports. SMEs must also be knowledgeable about denture technology community standards and the ability to apply community standards to facts is essential. SMEs must be able to respectfully interact with individuals holding different points of view.

At a minimum, SMEs must:

  • Hold an active denturist license in Oregon,
  • Have maintained an active denturist license for the past five years; and
  • Be in good standing with no current or pending disciplinary action.

SMEs are compensated at a rate of $65 per hour, including any necessary travel time. If interested in becoming a SME, please contact Bob Bothwell at , or by calling (503) 373-2097.


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