ORS 680.200¹
Issuing permit
  • requirements

(1) Upon application accompanied by the fee established by the Oregon Board of Dentistry, the board shall grant a permit to practice as a limited access permit dental hygienist to any applicant who:

(a) Holds a valid, unrestricted Oregon dental hygiene license;

(b) Presents evidence satisfactory to the board of at least 2,500 hours of supervised dental hygiene practice;

(c) Presents proof of current professional liability insurance coverage;

(d) Presents documentation satisfactory to the board of successful completion of a total of 40 hours of course content from a formal, post-secondary educational program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association or its successor agency or other appropriate health professional program accreditation agency and approved by the board, including but not limited to:

(A) General medicine and physical diagnosis;

(B) Pharmacology;

(C) Oral pathology;

(D) Patient management and psychology; and

(E) Jurisprudence relating to unsupervised practice with limited access patients; and

(e) Presents documentation satisfactory to the board of successful completion of an emergency life support course for health professionals, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, from an agency or educational institution approved by the board.

(2) All permits issued pursuant to subsection (1) of this section expire two years following the date of issuance unless renewed on or before that date by:

(a) Payment of the renewal fee as set by the board;

(b) Submission to the board of satisfactory evidence of completion of at least 36 hours of continuing education, 12 hours of which shall be in the course content areas required in subsection (1) of this section; and

(c) Presentation to the board of proof of professional liability insurance coverage.

(3) The board may refuse to issue or renew a limited access permit or may suspend or revoke the permit of a limited access permit dental hygienist who has been convicted of an offense or been disciplined by a dental licensing body in a manner that bears, in the judgment of the board, a demonstrable relationship to the ability of the applicant to practice limited access permit dental hygiene in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or ORS chapter 679, or who has falsified an application for permit, or any person for any cause described under ORS 679.140 (Discipline of licensee) or 679.170 (Prohibited practices). [1997 c.251 §2; 2003 c.310 §3; 2007 c.379 §2]

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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 680—Dental Hygienists; Denturists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors680.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 680, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­680ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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