Dental Pilot Projects: Purpose
(1)The Dental Pilot Projects are intended to evaluate the quality of care, access, cost, workforce, and efficacy by teaching new skills to existing categories of dental personnel; developing new categories of dental personnel; accelerating the training of existing categories of dental personnel; or teaching new oral health care roles to previously untrained persons. The purpose of Dental Pilot Projects are to encourage the development of innovative practices in oral health care delivery systems with a focus on providing care to underserved populations that evidence-based studies have shown have the highest disease rates and the least access to dental care.
(2)These rules establish the requirements of Dental Pilot Project applications; the process for reviewing applications; approval or denial of applications; minimum standards for approved projects; evaluation and monitoring of Dental Pilot Projects; suspension or termination of an approved Dental Pilot Project; and discontinuation or closure of a project.
(3)These rules apply to all dental pilot projects. Dental pilot projects must come into compliance with new minimum standards requirements in OAR 333-010-0760 (Dental Pilot Projects: Minimum Standards) by July 1, 2020.
Rule 333-010-0700 — Dental Pilot Projects: Purpose,