ORS 413.083¹
Dental director
  • duties
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Health Authority shall appoint a dental director who serves at the pleasure of the authority. The authority may establish by rule additional qualifications for the dental director. The dental director:

(a) Must be a dentist licensed to practice under ORS chapter 679;

(b) Must be in good standing with the Oregon Board of Dentistry or with the dental licensing board of another state if the dental director is not licensed by the board; and

(c) Shall oversee programs operated by the authority that increase access to oral health services, preventative oral health activities and other authority initiatives that address oral health disparities in this state.

(2) The dental director shall:

(a) Provide recommendations and guidance to the authority and other state agencies, individuals and community providers on how to prevent oral diseases and measures to take to improve, promote and protect the oral health of the residents of this state, with a focus on reducing oral health disparities among underserved populations;

(b) Monitor, study and appraise the oral health needs and resources of residents of this state;

(c) Foster the development, expansion and evaluation of oral health services for residents of this state;

(d) Provide information concerning oral health to the dental and health communities and the public;

(e) Develop policies to promote oral health in this state; and

(f) Develop programs, policies and preventive measures to positively impact oral health in this state. [2015 c.395 §1; 2017 c.17 §33]

Note: 413.083 (Dental director) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 413 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 413—Oregon Health Authority, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors413.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information