Dental Hygienists

ORS 680.500
Definitions for ORS 680.500 to 680.565


As used in ORS 680.500 (Definitions for ORS 680.500 to 680.565) to 680.565 (Authority of Health Licensing Office and director):

(1)

“Denture” means any removable full or partial upper or lower prosthetic dental appliance to be worn in the human mouth to replace any missing natural teeth.

(2)

“Denturist” means a person licensed under ORS 680.500 (Definitions for ORS 680.500 to 680.565) to 680.565 (Authority of Health Licensing Office and director) to engage in the practice of denture technology and who is authorized within the person’s scope of practice to provide to the public full or partial upper or lower dentures or other removable nonorthodontic dental appliances intended to be worn in the human mouth.

(3)

“Practice of denture technology” means:

(a)

Constructing, repairing, relining, reproducing, duplicating, supplying, fitting or altering a denture or other removable nonorthodontic dental appliance intended to be worn in the human mouth in respect of which a service is performed under paragraph (b) of this subsection; and

(b)

The following services when performed for a purpose listed in paragraph (a) of this subsection:

(A)

The taking of impressions;

(B)

The taking of bite registrations;

(C)

Try-ins of dentures or other removable nonorthodontic dental appliances intended to be worn in the human mouth; and

(D)

Insertions of dentures or other removable nonorthodontic dental appliances intended to be worn in the human mouth. [1979 c.1 §1; 1991 c.921 §1; 1993 c.142 §2; 1999 c.885 §26; 2003 c.1 §1; 2005 c.648 §23; 2011 c.53 §1]

Notes of Decisions

"Denture" includes any removable prosthetic dental appliance that replaces all teeth in upper or lower jaw, regardless of whether appliance rests solely on soft tissue. Oregon State Denturist Association v. Oregon Board of Dentistry, 172 Or App 693, 19 P3d 986 (2001)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Practice of denture technology by person not certified as denturist nor working under supervision of denturist, (1979) Vol 39, p 670

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Atty. Gen. Opinions

Where liability lies as between physician or dentist who signs statement of oral health for patient and denturist who prepares dentures, when patient develops denture-related health problems or other oral difficulty, (1979) Vol 39, p 670; Personal direction and general supervision requirement of licensing provisions for dental hygienists, (1981) Vol. 42, p 165


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