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2019 Oregon Legislative Session

The following dental-related bills were passed this year:

  • Senate Bill 824 allows the Oregon Board of Dentistry to accept results from alternative examinations (such as OSCEs) to meet one of the requirements for dental & dental hygiene licensure. Senate Bill 824 paves the way for Oregon to move away from live patient examinations for dental and dental hygiene licensure. ODHA provided testimony in support of this bill.

  • Senate Bill 834 allows licensees of the Oregon Board of Dentistry (dentists & dental hygienists) to explain an error to a patient without the threat of that conversation being used against them in court. ODHA supported this bill.

  • House Bill 2220 authorizes trained and certified dentists to prescribe and administer vaccines. ODHA supported this bill and our logo was added to the one-pager.