Board of Dentistry May Accept Alternative Clinical Board Exams

In 2019 Senate Bill 824 amended the Oregon Dental Practice Act to allow the Oregon Board of Dentistry to accept results from “board-recognized” testing agencies in addition to the current national and regional testing agencies that use live patients for their clinical competency examinations. This change paves the way for Oregon to move away from live patient examinations for dental and dental hygiene licensure. ODHA supported this bill and provided testimony to the House Committee on Health Care.

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