Oregon Dental Hygienists; Denturists
ORS 680.515
Application for license; qualifications of applicants; waiver of examination requirement; temporary license; rules


Subject to the provisions of ORS 676.612 (Disciplinary authority), the Health Licensing Office shall issue a license to practice denture technology to an applicant who, in addition to submitting an application and paying the applicable fees established under ORS 676.576 (Fees):


Provides to the office official transcripts verifying completion of an associate degree program in denture technology, or the equivalent in formal, post-secondary education, approved by the office in consultation with the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and the Department of Education.


Provides to the office documentation of 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice in denture technology, completed while enrolled in or after having completed a course of study offered in a post-secondary educational institution, or through equivalent supervised experience, as determined by the office in consultation with the commission and the department.


Passes a written and a practical examination prescribed, recognized or approved by the State Board of Denture Technology. An applicant who fails the practical examination must complete additional hours of clinical and laboratory training in an approved work experience program, as determined by the board, to qualify for reexamination.


Meets other requirements established by the office by rule.


The educational program required by subsection (1)(a) of this section must include pertinent courses in anatomy, including histology, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, pathology emphasizing periodontology, dental materials, medical emergencies, geriatrics, professional ethics, clinical denture technology and denture laboratory technology.


Notwithstanding subsection (1)(a) of this section, the board may accept educational training obtained in any other state or country if, upon review of satisfactory evidence, the office determines that the educational program in the other state or country meets the educational standards prescribed under this section.


An applicant meets the requirements of subsection (1)(a) or (b) of this section if the applicant provides the office with documentation of military training or experience that the office determines is substantially equivalent to the training or experience required by subsection (1)(a) or (b) of this section.


Notwithstanding subsection (1)(c) of this section, the office may adopt rules providing for waiver of the practical examination requirement.


The office may adopt rules allowing for issuance of a temporary license to practice denture technology. [1979 c.1 §4; 1981 c.313 §2; 1989 c.694 §2; 1991 c.921 §2; 1993 c.142 §5; 1997 c.652 §39; 2003 c.547 §13; 2005 c.415 §3; 2005 c.648 §25; 2007 c.419 §2; 2011 c.53 §2; 2011 c.637 §285; 2012 c.43 §9; 2013 c.314 §23; 2013 c.568 §44; 2013 c.747 §173]
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