ORS 680.500¹
Definitions for ORS 680.500 to 680.570

As used in ORS 680.500 (Definitions for ORS 680.500 to 680.570) to 680.570 (Disposition of receipts), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Board" means the policy-making body known as the State Board of Denture Technology, established within the Oregon Health Licensing Agency.

(2) "Denture" means any removable full and/or partial upper or lower prosthetic dental appliance to be worn in the human mouth to replace any missing natural teeth.

(3) "Denturist" means a person licensed under ORS 680.500 (Definitions for ORS 680.500 to 680.570) to 680.570 (Disposition of receipts) to engage in the practice of denture technology and who is authorized within their scope of practice to provide to the public full or partial upper or lower dentures to be worn in the human mouth.

(4) "Practice of denture technology" means:

(a) Constructing, repairing, relining, reproducing, duplicating, supplying, fitting or altering any denture in respect of which a service is performed under paragraph (b) of this subsection; and

(b) The taking of impressions, bite registrations, try-ins, and insertions of or in any part of the human oral cavity for any of the purposes listed in paragraph (a) of this subsection. [1979 c.1 §1; 1991 c.921 §1; 1993 c.142 §2; 1999 c.885 §26; 2003 c.1 §1; 2005 c.648 §23]

Notes of Decisions

"Denture" includes any removable prosthetic dental appliance that replaces all teeth in upper or lower jaw, regardless of whether appliance rests solely on soft tissue. Oregon State Denturist Associa­tion v. Oregon Board of Dentistry, 172 Or App 693, 19 P3d 986 (2001)

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

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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