ORS 680.556¹
State Board of Denture Technology
  • membership
  • compensation and expenses

(1) There is established, within the Health Licensing Office, the State Board of Denture Technology. The board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner provided in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation). All members of the board must be residents of this state. Of the members of the board:

(a) Four must be active licensed denturists;

(b) One must be an Oregon licensed dentist in active practice; and

(c) Two must be members of the public who do not possess the professional qualifications of other members and who are not a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of an active licensed denturist or dentist.

(2)(a) Board members required to be denturists may be selected by the Governor from a list of three to five nominees for each vacancy, submitted by a professional organization representing denturists.

(b) In selecting the members of the board, the Governor shall strive to balance the representation on the board according to:

(A) Geographic areas of this state; and

(B) Ethnic group.

(3)(a) The term of office of each member is three years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The terms must be staggered so that no more than three terms end each year. Vacancies shall be filled by the Governor by appointment for the unexpired term. A member shall hold the member’s office until the appointment and qualification of a successor. A member is eligible for reappointment.

(b) A board member shall be removed immediately from the board if, during the member’s term, the member:

(A) Is not a resident of this state;

(B) Has been absent from three consecutive board meetings, unless at least one absence is excused;

(C) Is not a licensed denturist or a retired denturist who was a licensed denturist in good standing at the time of retirement, if the board member was appointed to serve on the board as a denturist; or

(D) Is not a licensed dentist or a retired dentist whose license to practice dentistry was in good standing at the time of retirement, if the board member was appointed to serve on the board as a dentist.

(4) Members are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). The office may provide by rule for compensation to board members for the performance of official duties at a rate that is greater than the rate provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [1991 c.921 §11; 1993 c.142 §12; 1999 c.885 §28; 2003 c.125 §1; 2005 c.415 §5; 2005 c.648 §30a; 2009 c.535 §15; 2009 c.701 §20a; 2013 c.568 §51]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute

Power of Health Division to update or improve denture technology teaching methods and curricula, (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/­ors/­ors680.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 680, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano680.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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