OAR 331-410-0080
Oral Pathology and Oral Health Certificate


Denturists licensed prior to January 1, 2004, who have not received an oral pathology endorsement as described in ORS 680.545 (Statement of health care provider before treatment by denturist), may not treat any person without first obtaining a valid Oral Health Certificate for the person, signed by a licensed dentist, physician, naturopathic physician or nurse practitioner stating the person’s oral cavity is substantially free from disease and mechanically sufficient to receive a denture. The examination of the oral cavity must have taken place within 30 days of the date of commencing treatment.


For the purpose of this rule, “Oral Pathology” means the precise study and diagnosis of disease including pathogenesis, morphologic changes and clinical manifestations of the mouth (the first portion of the alimentary canal that receives food and saliva).

Source: Rule 331-410-0080 — Oral Pathology and Oral Health Certificate, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=331-410-0080.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 331-410-0080’s source at or​.us