Dental Hygienists

ORS 680.505
Practice of denture technology prohibited without license

  • use of title “denturist”

Unless a person holds an active license issued under ORS 680.500 (Definitions for ORS 680.500 to 680.565) to 680.565 (Authority of Health Licensing Office and director), a person may not:


Engage, or offer to engage, in the practice of denture technology; or


Use in connection with the name of the person the word “denturist” or any other words, letters or abbreviations or insignia tending to indicate that such person is engaged in the practice of denture technology. [1979 c.1 §2; 1993 c.142 §3; 2013 c.314 §22]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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

Chapter 680

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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