- acceptable results
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(a)The Oregon Board of Dentistry may require an applicant for a license to practice dental therapy to pass written, laboratory or clinical examinations to test the professional knowledge and skills of the applicant.
(b)The examinations may not be affiliated with or administered by a dental pilot project or a dental therapy education program described in ORS 679.603 (Dental therapy license).
(c)The examinations must:
(A)Be elementary and practical in character, and sufficiently thorough to test the fitness of the applicant to practice dental therapy;
(B)Be written in English; and
(C)Include questions on subjects pertaining to dental therapy.
(2)If a test or examination was taken within five years of the date of application and the applicant received a passing score on the test or examination, as established by the board by rule, the board:
(a)To satisfy the written examination authorized under this section, may accept the results of national standardized examinations.
(b)To satisfy the laboratory or clinical examination authorized under this section:
(A)Shall accept the results of regional and national testing agencies or clinical board examinations administered by other states; and
(B)May accept the results of board-recognized testing agencies.
(3)The board shall accept the results of regional and national testing agencies or of clinical board examinations administered by other states, and may accept results of board-recognized testing agencies, in satisfaction of the examinations authorized under this section for applicants who have engaged in the active practice of dental therapy in Oregon, another state, the Armed Forces of the United States, the United States Public Health Service or the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for a period of at least 3,500 hours in the five years immediately preceding application and who meet all other requirements for licensure.
(4)The board shall establish rules related to reexamination for an applicant who fails an examination. [2021 c.530 §4]
Section 679.606 — Examinations, reexamination; acceptable results; rules,