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OREGON BOARD OF DENTISTRY

 

DIVISION 21

EXAMINATION AND LICENSING

818-021-0010

Application for License to Practice Dentistry

(1) An applicant to practice general dentistry, in addition to the requirements set forth in ORS 679.060 and 679.065, shall submit to the Board satisfactory evidence of:

(a) Having graduated from a school of dentistry accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or

(b) Having graduated from a dental school located outside the United States or Canada, completion of a predoctoral dental education program of not less than two years at a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and proficiency in the English language; and

(c) Certification of having passed the dental examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations or Canadian National Dental Examining Board Examination.

(2) An applicant who has not met the educational requirements for licensure may apply for examination if the Dean of an accredited school certifies the applicant will graduate.

(3) An applicant must pass a Board examination consisting of a clinical portion administered by the Board, or any clinical Board examination administered by any state or regional testing agency and a jurisprudence portion administered by the Board. Clinical examination results will be recognized by the Board for five years.

(4) An applicant who passes the clinical portion but not the jurisprudence portion of the examination may retake the jurisprudence examination without limit on the number of times. The applicant must pass the jurisprudence portion within five years of passing the clinical portion or must retake the clinical examination.

(5) A person who fails any Board approved clinical examination three times must successfully complete the remedial training recommended by the testing agency. Such remedial training must be conducted by a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670 & 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.060, 679.065, 679.070 & 679.080
Hist.: DE 10-1984, f. & ef. 5-17-84; DE 7-1985, f. & ef. 11-1-85; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89, corrected by DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-20-053 & 818-20-055; DE 1-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-2-97; DE 5-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-31-97; OBD 4-2001, f. & cert. ef 1-8-01; OBD 1-2004, f. 5-27-04, cert. ef. 6-1-04; OBD 3-2005, f. 10-26-05, cert. ef. 11-1-05

818-021-0011

Application for License to Practice Dentistry Without Further Examination

(1) The Oregon Board of Dentistry may grant a license without further examination to a dentist who holds a license to practice dentistry in another state or states if the dentist meets the requirements set forth in ORS 679.060 and 679.065 and submits to the Board satisfactory evidence of:

(a) Having graduated from a school of dentistry accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or

(b) Having graduated from a dental school located outside the United States or Canada, completion of a predoctoral dental education program of not less than two years at a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association or completion of a postdoctoral General Dentistry Residency program of not less than two years at a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and proficiency in the English language; and

(c) Having passed the dental clinical examination conducted by a regional testing agency or by a state dental licensing authority; and

(d) Holding an active license to practice dentistry, without restrictions, in any state; including documentation from the state dental board(s) or equivalent authority, that the applicant was issued a license to practice dentistry, without restrictions, and whether or not the licensee is, or has been, the subject of any final or pending disciplinary action; and

(e) Having conducted licensed clinical practice in Oregon, other states or in the Armed Forces of the United States, the United States Public Health Service or the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for a minimum of 3,500 hours in the five years immediately prior to application; and

(f) Having completed 40 hours of continuing education in accordance with the Board's continuing education requirements contained in these rules within the two years immediately preceding application.

(2) Applicants must pass the Board's Jurisprudence Examination.

(3) A dental license granted under this rule will be the same as the license held in another state; i.e., if the dentist holds a general dentistry license, the Oregon Board will issue a general (unlimited) dentistry license. If the dentist holds a license limited to the practice of a specialty, the Oregon Board will issue a license limited to the practice of that specialty. If the dentist holds more than one license, the Oregon Board will issue a dental license which is least restrictive.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.060, 679.065, 679.070, 679.080 & 679.090
Hist.: OBD 4-1999, f. 6-25-99, cert. ef. 7-1-99; OBD 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01; OBD 12-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-9-01 thru 7-7-01; OBD 14-2001(Temp), f. 8-2-01, cert. ef. 8-15-01 thru 2-10-02; OBD 15-2001, f. 12-7-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; OBD 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-17-02 thru 1-12-03; Administrative correction 4-16-03; OBD 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 4-18-03; OBD 1-2004, f. 5-27-04, cert. ef. 6-1-04; OBD 3-2004, f. 11-23-04 cert. ef. 12-1-04; OBD 1-2006, f. 3-17-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06

818-021-0012

Specialties Recognized

(1) A dentist may advertise that the dentist is an endodontist, oral and maxillofacial pathologist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial radiologist, orthodontist and dentofacial orthopedist, pediatric dentist, periodontist, prosthodontist or dental public health dentist, only if the dentist is licensed or certified by the Board in the specialty in accordance with Board rules.

(2) A dentist may advertise that the dentist specializes in or is a specialist in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial radiology, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics or dental public health only if the dentist is licensed or certified by the Board in the specialty in accordance with Board rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.140
Hist.: DE 5-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-31-97; OBD 1-2006, f. 3-17-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06; OBD 2-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 11-1-09; OBD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-11

818-021-0015

Certification as a Specialist

The Board may certify a dentist as a specialist if the dentist:

(1) Holds a current Oregon dental license;

(2) Is a diplomate of or a fellow in a specialty board accredited or recognized by the American Dental Association; or

(3) Has completed a post-graduate program approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or

(4) Was qualified to advertise as a specialist under former OAR 818-010-0061.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.140(2)(d)
Hist.: DE 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-27-97; OBD 5-1999, f. 6-25-99, cert. ef. 7-1-99

818-021-0017

Application to Practice as a Specialist

(1) A dentist who wishes to practice as a specialist in Oregon, who does not have a current Oregon license, in addition to meeting the requirements set forth in ORS 679.060 and 679.065, shall submit to the Board satisfactory evidence of:

(a) Having graduated from a school of dentistry accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and active licensure as a general dentist in another state. Licensure as a general dentist must have been obtained as a result of the passage of any clinical Board examination administered by any state or regional testing agency;

(b) Certification of having passed the dental examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations or Canadian National Dental Examining Board Examination; and

(c) Proof of satisfactory completion of a post-graduate specialty program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

(2) A dentist who graduated from a dental school located outside the United States or Canada who wishes to practice as a specialist in Oregon, who does not have a current Oregon license, in addition to meeting the requirements set forth in ORS 679.060 and 679.065, shall submit to the Board satisfactory evidence of:

(a) Completion of a post-graduate specialty program of not less than two years at a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, proficiency in the English language, and evidence of active licensure as a general dentist in another state obtained as a result of the passage of any clinical Board examination administered by any state or regional testing agency; or

(b) Completion of a post-graduate specialty program of not less than two years at a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, proficiency in the English language and certification of having successfully passed the clinical examination administered by any state or regional testing agency within the five years immediately preceding application; and

(c) Certification of having passed the dental examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations or Canadian National Dental Examining Board Examination; and

(3) An applicant who meets the above requirements shall be issued a specialty license upon:

(a) Passing a specialty examination approved by the Board.

(b) Passing the Board's jurisprudence examination.

(4) Any applicant who does not pass the first examination for a specialty license may apply for a second and third regularly scheduled specialty examination. The applicable fee and application for the reexamination shall be submitted to the Board at least 45 days before the scheduled examination. If the applicant fails to pass the third examination for the practice of a recognized specialty, the applicant will not be permitted to retake the particular specialty examination until he/she has attended and successfully passed a remedial program prescribed by a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and approved by the Board.

(5) Licenses issued under this rule shall be limited to the practice of the specialty only.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.140, 679.060, 679.065, 679.070, 679.080 679.090
Hist.: DE 4-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-31-97; OBD 2-1999(Temp), f. 3-10-99, cert. ef. 3-15-99 thru 9-10-99; OBD 5-1999, f. 6-25-99, cert. ef. 7-1-99; OBD 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01; OBD 3-2005, f. 10-26-05, cert. ef. 11-1-05; OBD 1-2008, f. 11-10-08, cert. ef. 12-1-08; OBD 1-2010, f. 6-22-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; OBD 2-2011(Temp), f. 5-9-11, cert. ef. 6-1-11 thru 1-27-11; OBD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-11

818-021-0020

Application for License to Practice Dental Hygiene

(1) An applicant to practice dental hygiene, in addition to the requirements set forth in ORS 680.040 and 680.050, shall submit to the Board satisfactory evidence of:

(a) Having graduated from a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or

(b) Having graduated from a dental hygiene program located outside the United States or Canada, completion of not less than one year in a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and proficiency in the English language; and

(c) Certification of having passed the dental hygiene examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations or the Canadian National Dental Hygiene Certificate Examination.

(2) An applicant who has not met the educational requirements for licensure may apply if the Director of an accredited program certifies the applicant will graduate.

(3) An applicant must pass a Board examination consisting of a clinical portion administered by the Board, or any clinical Board examination administered by any state or regional testing agency and a jurisprudence portion administered by the Board. Clinical examination results will be recognized by the Board for five years.

(4) An applicant who passes the clinical portion but not the jurisprudence portion of the examination may retake the jurisprudence examination without limit on the number of times. The applicant must pass the jurisprudence portion within five years of passing the clinical portion or must retake the clinical examination.

(5) A person who fails any Board approved clinical examination three times must successfully complete the remedial training recommended by the testing agency. Such remedial training must be conducted by a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.010, 680.040, 680.050, 680.060 & 680.070
Hist.: DE 15, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-10-72; DE 29, f. & ef. 3-2-77; DE 7-1985, f. & ef. 11-1-85; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89, corrected by DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-20-053 & 818-20-055; DE 5-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-31-97; OBD 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01; OBD 1-2004, f. 5-27-04, cert. ef. 6-1-04; OBD 3-2005, f. 10-26-05, cert. ef. 11-1-05

818-021-0025

Application for License to Practice Dental Hygiene Without Further Examination

(1) The Oregon Board of Dentistry may grant a license without further examination to a dental hygienist who holds a license to practice dental hygiene in another state or states if the dental hygienist meets the requirements set forth in ORS 680.040 and 680.050 and submits to the Board satisfactory evidence of:

(a) Having graduated from a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or

(b) Having graduated from a dental hygiene program located outside the United States or Canada, completion of not less than one year in a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and proficiency in the English language; and

(c) Evidence of having passed the clinical dental hygiene examination conducted by a regional testing agency or by a state dental or dental hygiene licensing authority; and

(d) Holding an active license to practice dental hygiene, without restrictions, in any state; including documentation from the state dental board(s) or equivalent authority, that the applicant was issued a license to practice dental hygiene, without restrictions, and whether or not the licensee is, or has been, the subject of any final or pending disciplinary action; and

(e) Having conducted licensed clinical practice in Oregon, in other states or in the Armed Forces of the United States, the United States Public Health Service, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or teaching all disciplines of clinical dental hygiene at a dental hygiene education program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association for a minimum of 3,500 hours in the five years immediately preceding application. For dental hygienists employed by a dental hygiene program, documentation from the dean or appropriate administration of the institution regarding length and terms of employment, the applicant's duties and responsibilities, the actual hours involved in teaching all disciplines of clinical dental hygiene, and any adverse actions or restrictions; and

(f) Having completed 24 hours of continuing education in accordance with the Board's continuing education requirements contained in these rules within the two years immediately preceding application.

(2) Applicants must pass the Board's Jurisprudence Examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 680.040, 680.050, 680.060, 680.070 & 680.072
Hist.: OBD 4-1999, f. 6-25-99, cert. ef. 7-1-99; OBD 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01; OBD 12-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-9-01 thru 7-7-01; OBD 14-2001(Temp), f. 8-2-01, cert. ef. 8-15-01 thru 2-10-02; OBD 15-2001, f. 12-7-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; OBD 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-17-02 thru 1-12-03; Administrative correction 4-16-03; OBD 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 4-18-03; OBD 1-2004, f. 5-27-04, cert. ef. 6-1-04; OBD 3-2004, f. 11-23-04 cert. ef. 12-1-04; OBD 1-2006, f. 3-17-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06; OBD 2-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 11-1-09; OBD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-11

818-021-0026

State and Nationwide Criminal Background Checks

(1) The Board requires fingerprints of all applicants for a dental or dental hygiene license to determine the fitness of an applicant. These will be provided on prescribed forms provided by the Board. Fingerprints may be obtained at a law enforcement office or at a private service. The Board will submit fingerprints to the Oregon State Police for checks against state and national data sources. Any original fingerprint cards will subsequently be destroyed by the Oregon State Police.

(2) These rules are to be applied when evaluating the criminal history of all licensees and applicants for a dental or dental hygiene license and conducting fitness determinations based upon such history. The fact that the applicant has cleared the criminal history check does not guarantee the granting of a license.

(3) Except as otherwise provided in section (1), in making the fitness determination the Board shall consider:

(a) The nature of the crime;

(b) The facts that support the conviction or pending indictment or that indicates the making of the false statement;

(c) The relevancy, if any, of the crime or the false statement to the specific requirements of the subject individual's present or proposed position, services, employment, license, or permit; and

(d) Intervening circumstances relevant to the responsibilities and circumstances of the position, services, employment, license, or permit. Intervening circumstances include but are not limited to:

(A) The passage of time since the commission of the crime;

(B) The age of the subject individual at the time of the crime;

(C) The likelihood of a repetition of offenses or of the commission of another crime:

(D) The subsequent commission of another relevant crime;

(E) Whether the conviction was set aside and the legal effect of setting aside the conviction; and

(F) A recommendation of an employer.

(4) The Board may require fingerprints of any licensed Oregon dentist or dental hygienist, who is the subject of a complaint or investigation for the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records background check.

(5) All background checks shall be requested to include available state and national data, unless obtaining one or the other is an acceptable alternative.

(6) Additional information required. In order to conduct the Oregon and National Criminal History Check and fitness determination, the Board may require additional information from the licensee/applicant as necessary, such but not limited to, proof of identity; residential history; names used while living at each residence; or additional criminal, judicial or other background information.

(7) Criminal offender information is confidential. Dissemination of information received under HB 2157 is only to people with a demonstrated and legitimate need to know the information. The information is part of the investigation of an applicant or licensee and as such is confidential pursuant to ORS 676.175(1).

(8) The Board will permit the individual for whom a fingerprint-based criminal records check was conducted, to inspect the individual's own state and national criminal offender records and, if requested by the individual, provide the individual with a copy of the individual's own state and national criminal offender records.

(9) The Board shall determine whether an individual is fit to be granted a license or permit, based on the criminal records background check, on any false statements made by the individual regarding criminal history of the individual, or any refusal to submit or consent to a criminal records check including fingerprint identification, and any other pertinent information obtained as a part of an investigation. If an individual is determined to be unfit, then the individual may not be granted a license or permit. The Board may make fitness determinations conditional upon applicant's acceptance of probation, conditions, or limitations, or other restrictions upon licensure.

(10) The Board may consider any conviction of any violation of the law for which the court could impose a punishment and in compliance with ORS 670.280. The Board may also consider any arrests and court records that may be indicative of a person's inability to perform as a licensee with care and safety to the public.

(11) If an applicant or licensee is determined not to be fit for a license or permit, they are entitled to a contested case process pursuant to ORS 183.414 - 183.470. Challenges to the accuracy of completeness of information provided by the Oregon State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation and agencies reporting information must be made through the Oregon State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, or reporting agency and not through the contested case process pursuant to ORS 183.

(12) If the applicant discontinues the application process or fails to cooperate with the criminal history check process, then the application is considered incomplete.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 181, 183, 670.280, 679.060, 679.115, 679.140, 679.160, 680.050, 680.082 & 680.100
Hist.: OBD 1-2006, f. 3-17-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06; OBD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-11

818-021-0030

Dismissal from Examination

(1) The Board may dismiss any applicant from an examination whose conduct interferes with the examination and fail the applicant on the examination.

(2) Prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:

(a) Giving or receiving aid, either directly or indirectly, during the examination process;

(b) Failing to follow directions relative to the conduct of the examination, including termination of procedures;

(c) Endangering the life or health of a patient;

(d) Exhibiting behavior which impedes the normal progress of the examination; or

(e) Consuming alcohol or controlled substances during the examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.070 & 680.060
Hist.: DE 10-1984, f. & ef. 5-17-84; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89, DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-020-0075

818-021-0040

Examination Review Procedures

(1) An applicant may review the applicant's scores on each section of the examination.

(2) Examination material including test questions, scoring keys, and examiner's personal notes shall not be disclosed to any person.

(3) Any applicant who fails the examination may request the Chief Examiner to review the examination. The request must be in writing and must be postmarked within 45 days of the postmark on the notification of the examination results. The request must state the reason or reasons why the applicant feels the results of the examination should be changed.

(4) If the Chief Examiner finds an error in the examination results, the Chief Examiner may recommend to the Board that it modify the results.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183 & 192
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.310(2)(b) & 192.501(4)
Hist.: DE 10-1984, f. & ef. 5-17-84; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89, DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-020-0080

818-021-0050

Community Health Experience for Dental and Dental Hygiene Students

Dental hygiene students or full-time students of dentistry may participate in clinical studies off the premises of the school the student is attending if the clinical studies are part of the approved curriculum.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.025(2)(b) & 680.020(2)(b)
Hist.: DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89; DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; OBD 2-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 11-1-09

818-021-0060

Continuing Education — Dentists

(1) Each dentist must complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years. Continuing education (C.E.) must be directly related to clinical patient care or the practice of dental public health.

(2) Dentists must maintain records of successful completion of continuing education for at least four licensure years consistent with the licensee's licensure cycle. (A licensure year for dentists is April 1 through March 31.) The licensee, upon request by the Board, shall provide proof of successful completion of continuing education courses.

(3) Continuing education includes:

(a) Attendance at lectures, study clubs, college post-graduate courses, or scientific sessions at conventions.

(b) Research, graduate study, teaching or preparation and presentation of scientific sessions. No more than 12 hours may be in teaching or scientific sessions. (Scientific sessions are defined as scientific presentations, table clinics, poster sessions and lectures.)

(c) Correspondence courses, videotapes, distance learning courses or similar self-study course, provided that the course includes an examination and the dentist passes the examination.

(d) Continuing education credit can be given for volunteer pro bono dental services provided in the state of Oregon; community oral health instruction at a public health facility located in the state of Oregon; authorship of a publication, book, chapter of a book, article or paper published in a professional journal; participation on a state dental board, peer review, or quality of care review procedures; successful completion of the National Board Dental Examinations taken after initial licensure; a recognized specialty examination taken after initial licensure; or test development for clinical dental, dental hygiene or specialty examinations. No more than 6 hours of credit may be in these areas.

(4) At least three hours of continuing education must be related to medical emergencies in a dental office. No more than four hours of Practice Management and Patient Relations may be counted toward the C.E. requirement in any renewal period.

(5) All dentists licensed by the Oregon Board of Dentistry will complete a one-hour pain management course specific to Oregon provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Oregon Health Authority. All applicants or licensees shall complete this requirement by January 1, 2010 or within 24 months of the first renewal of the dentist's license.

(6) At least 2 hours of continuing education must be related to infection control. (Effective January 1, 2015.)

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.250(9)
Hist.: DE 3-1987, f. & ef. 10-15-87; DE 4-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 11-25-87; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89; DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-020-0072; DE 1-1990, f. 3-19-90, cert. ef. 4-2-90; OBD 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-00; OBD 16-2001, f. 12-7-01, cert. ef. 4-1-02; OBD 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-07; OBD 2-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 11-1-09; OBD 3-2011(Temp), f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-27-11; OBD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-11; OBD 1-2014, f. 7-2-14, cert. ef. 8-1-14

818-021-0070

Continuing Education — Dental Hygienists

(1) Each dental hygienist must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years. An Expanded Practice Permit Dental Hygienist shall complete a total of 36 hours of continuing education every two years. Continuing education (C.E.) must be directly related to clinical patient care or the practice of dental public health.

(2) Dental hygienists must maintain records of successful completion of continuing education for at least four licensure years consistent with the licensee's licensure cycle. (A licensure year for dental hygienists is October 1 through September 30.) The licensee, upon request by the Board, shall provide proof of successful completion of continuing education courses.

(3) Continuing education includes:

(a) Attendance at lectures, study clubs, college post-graduate courses, or scientific sessions at conventions.

(b) Research, graduate study, teaching or preparation and presentation of scientific sessions. No more than six hours may be in teaching or scientific sessions. (Scientific sessions are defined as scientific presentations, table clinics, poster sessions and lectures.)

(c) Correspondence courses, videotapes, distance learning courses or similar self-study course, provided that the course includes an examination and the dental hygienist passes the examination.

(d) Continuing education credit can be given for volunteer pro bono dental hygiene services provided in the state of Oregon; community oral health instruction at a public health facility located in the state of Oregon; authorship of a publication, book, chapter of a book, article or paper published in a professional journal; participation on a state dental board, peer review, or quality of care review procedures; successful completion of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, taken after initial licensure; or test development for clinical dental hygiene examinations. No more than 6 hours of credit may be in these areas.

(4) At least three hours of continuing education must be related to medical emergencies in a dental office. No more than two hours of Practice Management and Patient Relations may be counted toward the C.E. requirement in any renewal period.

(5) Dental hygienists who hold a Nitrous Oxide Permit must meet the requirements contained in OAR 818-026-0040(9) for renewal of the Nitrous Oxide Permit.

(6) At least 2 hours of continuing education must be related to infection control. (Effective January 1, 2015.)

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 279.250(9)
Hist.: DE 3-1987, f. & ef. 10-15-87; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89; DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-020-0073; DE 1-1990, f. 3-19-90, cert. ef. 4-2-90; OBD 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-00; OBD 2-2002, f. 7-31-02, cert. ef. 10-1-02; OBD 2-2004, f. 7-12-04, cert. ef. 7-15-04; OBD 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-07; OBD 2-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 11-1-09; OBD 1-2010, f. 6-22-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; OBD 3-2011(Temp), f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-27-11; OBD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-11; OBD 1-2014, f. 7-2-14, cert. ef. 8-1-14

818-021-0080

Renewal of License

Before the expiration date of a license, the Board will, as a courtesy, mail notice for renewal of license to the last mailing address on file in the Board's records to every person holding a current license. The licensee must return the completed renewal application along with current renewal fees prior to the expiration of said license. Licensees who fail to renew their license prior to the expiration date may not practice dentistry or dental hygiene until the license is reinstated and are subject to the provisions of OAR 818-021-0085, "Reinstatement of Expired Licenses."

(1) Each dentist shall submit the renewal fee and completed and signed renewal application form by March 31 every other year. Dentists licensed in odd numbered years shall apply for renewal in odd numbered years and dentists licensed in even numbered years shall apply for renewal in even numbered years.

(2) Each hygienist must submit the renewal fee and completed and signed renewal application form by September 30 every other year. Hygienists licensed in odd numbered years shall apply for renewal in odd numbered years and hygienists licensed in even numbered years shall apply for renewal in even numbered years.

(3) The renewal application shall contain:

(a) Licensee's full name;

(b) Licensee's mailing address;

(c) Licensees business address including street and number or if the licensee has no business address, licensee's home address including street and number;

(d) Licensee's business telephone number or if the licensee has no business telephone number, licensee's home telephone number;

(e) Licensee's employer or person with whom the licensee is on contract;

(f) Licensee's assumed business name;

(g) Licensee's type of practice or employment;

(h) A statement that the licensee has met the educational requirements for renewal set forth in OAR 818-021-0060 or 818-021-0070;

(i) Identity of all jurisdictions in which the licensee has practiced during the two past years; and

(j) A statement that the licensee has not been disciplined by the licensing board of any other jurisdiction or convicted of a crime.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.090, 679.120, 680.072 & 680.075
Hist.: DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89, DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; DE 2-1989(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-30-89; DE 1-1990, f. 3-19-90, cert. ef. 4-2-90; OBD 7-2000, f. 6-22-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00

818-021-0085

Renewal or Reinstatement of Expired License

Any person whose license to practice as a dentist or dental hygienist has expired, may apply for reinstatement under the following circumstances:

(1) If the license has been expired 30 days or less, the applicant shall:

(a) Pay a penalty fee of $50;

(b) Pay the biennial renewal fee; and

(c) Submit a completed renewal application and certification of having completed the Board's continuing education requirements.

(2) If the license has been expired more than 30 days but less than 60 days, the applicant shall:

(a) Pay a penalty fee of $100;

(b) Pay the biennial renewal fee; and

(c) Submit a completed renewal application and certification of having completed the continuing education requirements.

(3) If the license has been expired more than 60 days, but less than one year, the applicant shall:

(a) Pay a penalty fee of $150;

(b) Pay a fee equal to the renewal fees that would have been due during the period the license was expired;

(c) Pay a reinstatement fee of $500; and

(d) Submit a completed application for reinstatement provided by the Board, including certification of having completed continuing education credits as required by the Board during the period the license was expired. The Board may request evidence of satisfactory completion of continuing education courses.

(4) If the license has been expired for more than one year but less than four years, the applicant shall:

(a) Pay a penalty fee of $250;

(b) Pay a fee of equal to the renewal fees that would have been due during the period the license was expired;

(c) Pay a reinstatement fee of $500;

(d) Pass the Board's Jurisprudence Examination;

(e) Pass any other qualifying examination as may be determined necessary by the Board after assessing the applicant's professional background and credentials;

(f) Submit evidence of good standing from all states in which the applicant is currently licensed; and

(g) Submit a completed application for reinstatement provided by the Board including certification of having completed continuing education credits as required by the Board during the period the license was expired. The Board may request evidence of satisfactory completion of continuing education courses.

(5) If a dentist or dental hygienist fails to renew or reinstate his or her license within four years from expiration, the dentist or dental hygienist must apply for licensure under the current statute and rules of the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.090, 679.120, 680.072 & 680.075
Hist.: OBD 7-2000, f. 6-22-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00; OBD 2-2012, f. 6-14-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

818-021-0088

Volunteer License

(1) An active licensed dentist or dental hygienist who will be practicing for a supervised volunteer dental clinic, as defined in ORS 679.020(3)(e) and (f), may be granted a volunteer license provided licensee completes the following:

(a) Licensee must register with the Board as a health care professional and provide a statement as required by ORS 676.345.

(b) Licensee will be responsible to meet all the requirements set forth in ORS 676.345.

(c) Licensee must provide the health care service without compensation.

(d) Licensee shall not practice dentistry or dental hygiene for remuneration in any capacity under the volunteer license.

(e) Licensee must comply with all continuing education requirements for active licensed dentist or dental hygienist.

(f) Licensee must agree to volunteer for a minimum of 40 hours per calendar year.

(2) Licensee may surrender the volunteer license designation at anytime and request a return to an active license. The Board will grant an active license as long as all active license requirements have been met.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.345, 679.010, 679.020, 679.025, 679.090, 680.010, 680.020, 680.050 & 680.072
Hist.: OBD 2-2005, f. 1-31-05, cert. ef. 2-1-05

818-021-0090

Retirement of License

(1) A dentist or dental hygienist who no longer practices in any jurisdiction may retire her or his license by submitting a request to retire such license on a form provided by the Board.

(2) A license that has been retired may be reinstated if the applicant:

(a) Pays a reinstatement fee of $500;

(b) Passes the Board's Jurisprudence Examination;

(c) Passes any other qualifying examination as may be determined necessary by the Board after assessing the applicant's professional background and credentials;

(d) Submits evidence of good standing from all states in which the applicant is currently licensed; and

(e) Submits a completed application for reinstatement provided by the Board including certification of having completed continuing education credits as required by the Board during the period the license was expired. The Board may request evidence of satisfactory completion of continuing education courses.

(3) If the dentist or dental hygienist fails to reinstate her or his license within four years from retiring the license, the dentist or dental hygienist must apply for licensure under the current statute and rules of the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.090, 679.120, 680.072 & 680.075
Hist.: DE 14, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-10-72; DE 22, f. 6-12-74, ef. 7-11-74; DE 10-1984, f. & ef. 5-17-84; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89, DE 1-1989, f. 1-17-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-020-0045; DE 1-1990, f. 3-19-90, cert. ef. 4-2-90; OBD 7-2000, f. 6-22-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00

818-021-0095

Resignation of License

(1) The Board may allow a dentist or dental hygienist who no longer practices in Oregon to resign her or his license, unless the Board determines the license should be revoked.

(2) Licenses that are resigned under this rule may not be reinstated.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.090, 679.120, 680.072 & 680.075
Hist.: OBD 7-2000, f. 6-22-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00

818-021-0100

Competency Examination

(1) The Board may require any licensee to pass the Board examination or require any licensee to participate in a practice review as set forth in section (2) of this rule.

(2) One or more consultants will review the licensee's treatment of patients selected at random and report observations to the Board

(3) If the results of the examination or practice review provide evidence that the licensee lacks competency, the Board may refuse to renew the licensee's license or take disciplinary action against the licensee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.250(9)
Hist.: DE 3-1979, f. & ef. 8-16-79; DE 11-1984, f. & ef. 5-17-84; Renumbered from 818-010-0095; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89, DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-010-0050 and 818-010-0060; DE 1-1990, f. 3-19-90, cert. ef. 4-2-90

818-021-0110

Reinstatement Following Revocation

(1) Any person whose license has been revoked for a reason other than failure to pay the annual fee may petition the Board for reinstatement after five years from the date of revocation.

(2) The Board shall hold a hearing on the petition and, if the petitioner demonstrates that reinstatement of the license will not be detrimental to the health or welfare of the public, the Board may allow the petitioner to retake the Board examination.

(3) If the license was revoked for unacceptable patient care, the petitioner shall provide the Board with satisfactory evidence that the petitioner has completed a course of study sufficient to remedy the petitioner's deficiencies in the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene.

(4) If the petitioner passes the Board examination, the Board may reinstate the license, place the petitioner on probation for not less than two years, and impose appropriate conditions of probation.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.140
Hist.: DE 11-1984, f. & ef. 5-17-84; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89, DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-010-0070

818-021-0115

Display of Licenses

Every licensee of the Board shall have conspicuously displayed their current license in every office where that licensee practices in plain sight of the licensee's patients.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679.120, 679.250(7), 680.075 & 680.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.020, 679.025 & 680.020
Hist.: DE 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-93

818-021-0120

Application Valid for 180 Days

(1) If all information and documentation necessary for the Board to act on an application is not provided to the Board by the applicant within 180 days from the date the application is received by the Board, the Board shall reject the application as incomplete.

(2) An applicant whose application has been rejected as incomplete must file a new application and must pay a new application fee.

(3) An applicant who fails the examination or who does not take the examination during the 180-day period following the date the Board receives the application, must file a new application and must pay a new application fee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented.: ORS 679.060, 679.065, 679.070, 679.080, 680.040, 680.050, 680.060, 680.070 & 680.072
Hist.: OBD 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01

818-021-0125

Reapplication Following Denial of Licensure

A person whose application for licensure has been denied on grounds other than failure of the licensure examination may not reapply for five years from the date of the Board's Final Order denying licensure.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented.: ORS 679.060, 679.065, 679.070, 679.080, 680.040, 680.050, 680.060, 680.070 & 680.072
Hist.: OBD 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01

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