OAR 331-420-0010
Practice Standards for Business Premises


A licensed denturist must:


Ensure all areas of the business premises where denture technology is practiced are kept clean and in good repair;


Have a sterilization area, where cleaning and sterilization of reusable instruments is performed, separated from public areas, service areas and restrooms;


Maintain washing accommodations in a clean and sanitary condition;


Ensure all floors, walls and procedure surfaces where services are provided including counters, tables, and chairs are easily cleanable, nonabsorbent and nonporous;


Ensure pets or other animals are not on the business premises. This does not apply to service animals recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act;


Ensure all disinfecting solutions or agents be kept at adequate strengths according to manufacturer’s instructions to maintain effectiveness, be free of foreign material and be available for immediate use at all times the business is open;


Use equipment and instruments in a manner described in the manufacturer’s instructions which is consistent with the manufacturer’s intended use of the device by the FDA;


Ensure chemicals are stored in labeled, closed containers;


Ensure all waste material contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials, with exception of sharps, are deposited in a covered container following service for each patient; and


Ensure all sharps are discarded in a sharps container that is a puncture-resistant, leak-proof container that can be closed for handling, storage, transportation, and disposal. The container must be labeled with the “biohazard” symbol.


The licensee must comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the Office and other federal, state, county and local agencies. This includes the following:


Building, fire, plumbing and electrical codes, and with exit and fire standards established by the Oregon Building Codes Division, and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal;


Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act as it appears in ORS 433.835 (Definitions for ORS 433.835 to 433.875) through 433.875 (Short title);


Occupational Safety and Health Act Blood Borne Pathogens Standards, Universal Precautions and Exposure Control Plan under 29 CFR 1910.1030;


Oregon Safe Employment Act pursuant to ORS Chapter 654 (Occupational Safety and Health) if an employee/employer relationship exists; and


All applicable Occupational Safety and Health Act standards if an employee/employer relationship exists.


All applicable recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings available at http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/Infectioncontrol/guidelines/index.htm.


For the purpose of this rule, “sharps” means any object that can penetrate the skin, including but not limited to needles or scalpel blades.


A licensee must ensure all procedures performed are done in a manner to avoid cross contamination of blood-borne pathogens.

Source: Rule 331-420-0010 — Practice Standards for Business Premises, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=331-420-0010.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 331-420-0010’s source at or​.us