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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2011

 

Oregon Board of Dentistry
Chapter 818

Rule Caption: Amends Administrative Rules regarding Fees and Continuing Education for Dentists and Dental Hygienists.

Adm. Order No.: OBD 3-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-30-2011

Certified to be Effective: 7-1-11 thru 12-27-11

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 818-001-0087, 818-021-0060, 818-021-0070

Subject: The Board is amending 818-001-0087 Fees to allow the Board to increase the Biennial License fees for Dentists and Dental Hygienists, to increase the fees for Limited Access Permit Dental Hygienists, and to create a fee for Expanded Practice Dental Hygienists effective July 1, 2011.

      The Board is amending 818-021-0060 Continuing Education — Dentists to clarify that continuing education credit for volunteer pro bono dental services must be in Oregon.

      The Board is amending 818-021-0070 Continuing Education — Dental Hygienists to clarify that continuing education credit for volunteer pro bono dental hygiene services must be in Oregon.

Rules Coordinator: Sharon Ingram—(971) 673-3200

818-001-0087

Fees

(1) The Board adopts the following fees:

(a) Biennial License Fees:

(A) Dental — $315;

(B) Dental — retired — $0;

(C) Dental Faculty — $260;

(D) Volunteer Dentist — $0;

(E) Dental Hygiene — $155;

(F) Dental Hygiene — retired — $0;

(G) Volunteer Dental Hygienist — $0.

(b) Biennial Permits, Endorsements or Certificates:

(A) Nitrous Oxide Permit — $40;

(B) Minimal Sedation Permit — $75;

(C) Moderate Sedation Permit — $75;

(D) Deep Sedation Permit — $75;

(E) General Anesthesia Permit — $140;

(F) Radiology — $75;

(G) Expanded Function Dental Assistant — $50;

(H) Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant — $50;

(I) Instructor Permits — $40;

(J) Dental Hygiene, Limited Access Permit — $75;

(K) Dental Hygiene Restorative Functions Endorsement — $50;

(L) Restorative Functions Dental Assistant — $50;

(M) Anesthesia Dental Assistant — $50;

(N) Dental Hygiene, Expanded Practice Permit — $75.

(c) Applications for Licensure:

(A) Dental — General and Specialty — $345;

(B) Dental Faculty — $305;

(C) Dental Hygiene — $180;

(D) Licensure Without Further Examination — Dental and Dental Hygiene — $790.

(d) Examinations:

(A) Jurisprudence — $0;

(B) Dental Specialty:

(i) $750 at the time of application; and

(ii) If only one candidate applies for the exam, an additional $1,250 due ten days prior to the scheduled exam date;

(iii) If two candidates apply for the exam, an additional $250 (per candidate) due ten days prior to the scheduled exam date;

(iv) If three or more candidates apply for the exam, no additional fee will be required.

(e) Duplicate Wall Certificates — $50.

(2) Fees must be paid at the time of application and are not refundable.

(3) The Board shall not refund moneys under $5.01 received in excess of amounts due or to which the Board has no legal interest unless the person who made the payment or the person’s legal representative requests a refund in writing within one year of payment to the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680

Stats. Implemented: ORS 293.445, 679.060, 679.120, 679.250, 680.050, 680.200, 680.205

Hist.: DE 6-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 9-20-85; DE 3-1986, f. & ef. 3-31-86; DE 1-1987, f. & ef. 10-7-87; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89, corrected by DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-001-0085; DE 2-1989(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-30-89; DE 1-1990, f. 3-19-90, cert. ef. 4-2-90; DE 1-1991(Temp), f. 8-5-91, cert. ef. 8-15-91; DE 2-1991, f. & cert. ef. 12-31-91; DE 1-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-24-92; DE 2-1993, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-93; OBD 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-98; OBD 3-1999, f. 6-25-99, cert. ef. 7-1-99; Administrative correction, 8-2-99; OBD 5-2000, f. 6-22-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00; OBD 8-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01; OBD 2-2005, f. 1-31-05, cert. ef. 2-1-05; OBD 2-2007, f. 4-26-07, cert. ef. 5-1-07; OBD 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-07; OBD 1-2009(Temp), f. 6-11-09, cert. e. 7-1-09 thru 11-1-09; OBD 2-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 11-1-09; OBD 1-2010, f. 6-22-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; OBD 3-2011(Temp), f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-27-11

818-021-0060

Continuing Education — Dentists

(1) Each dentist must complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years. Continuing education (C.E.) must be directly related to clinical patient care or the practice of dental public health.

(2) Dentists must maintain records of successful completion of continuing education for at least four licensure years consistent with the licensee’s licensure cycle. (A licensure year for dentists is April 1 through March 31.) The licensee, upon request by the Board, shall provide proof of successful completion of continuing education courses.

(3) Continuing education includes:

(a) Attendance at lectures, study clubs, college post-graduate courses, or scientific sessions at conventions.

(b) Research, graduate study, teaching or preparation and presentation of scientific sessions. No more than 12 hours may be in teaching or scientific sessions. (Scientific sessions are defined as scientific presentations, table clinics, poster sessions and lectures.)

(c) Correspondence courses, videotapes, distance learning courses or similar self-study course, provided that the course includes an examination and the dentist passes the examination.

(d) Continuing education credit can be given for volunteer pro bono dental services provided in the state of Oregon; community oral health instruction at a public health facility located in the state of Oregon; authorship of a publication, book, chapter of a book, article or paper published in a professional journal; participation on a state dental board, peer review, or quality of care review procedures; successful completion of the National Board Dental Examinations taken after initial licensure; a recognized specialty examination taken after initial licensure; or test development for clinical dental, dental hygiene or specialty examinations. No more than 6 hours of credit may be in these areas.

(4) At least three hours of continuing education must be related to medical emergencies in a dental office. No more than four hours of Practice Management and Patient Relations may be counted toward the C.E. requirement in any renewal period.

(5) All dentists licensed by the Oregon Board of Dentistry will complete a one-hour pain management course specific to Oregon provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Oregon Health Authority. All applicants or licensees shall complete this requirement by January 1, 2010 or within 24 months of the first renewal of the dentist’s license.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679

Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.250(9)

Hist.: DE 3-1987, f. & ef. 10-15-87; DE 4-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 11-25-87; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89; DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-020-0072; DE 1-1990, f. 3-19-90, cert. ef. 4-2-90; OBD 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-00; OBD 16-2001, f. 12-7-01, cert. ef. 4-1-02; OBD 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-07; OBD 2-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 11-1-09; OBD 3-2011(Temp), f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-27-11

818-021-0070

Continuing Education — Dental Hygienists

(1) Each dental hygienist must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years. A Limited Access Permit Dental Hygienist shall complete a total of 36 hours of continuing education every two years. Continuing education (C.E.) must be directly related to clinical patient care or the practice of dental public health.

(2) Dental hygienists must maintain records of successful completion of continuing education for at least four licensure years consistent with the licensee’s licensure cycle. (A licensure year for dental hygienists is October 1 through September 30.) The licensee, upon request by the Board, shall provide proof of successful completion of continuing education courses.

(3) Continuing education includes:

(a) Attendance at lectures, study clubs, college post-graduate courses, or scientific sessions at conventions.

(b) Research, graduate study, teaching or preparation and presentation of scientific sessions. No more than six hours may be in teaching or scientific sessions. (Scientific sessions are defined as scientific presentations, table clinics, poster sessions and lectures.)

(c) Correspondence courses, videotapes, distance learning courses or similar self-study course, provided that the course includes an examination and the dental hygienist passes the examination.

(d) Continuing education credit can be given for volunteer pro bono dental hygiene services provided in the state of Oregon; community oral health instruction at a public health facility located in the state of Oregon; authorship of a publication, book, chapter of a book, article or paper published in a professional journal; participation on a state dental board, peer review, or quality of care review procedures; successful completion of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, taken after initial licensure; or test development for clinical dental hygiene examinations. No more than 6 hours of credit may be in these areas.

(4) At least three hours of continuing education must be related to medical emergencies in a dental office. No more than two hours of Practice Management and Patient Relations may be counted toward the C.E. requirement in any renewal period.

(5) Dental hygienists who hold a Nitrous Oxide Permit must meet the requirements contained in OAR 818-026-0040(9) for renewal of the Nitrous Oxide Permit.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 679

Stats. Implemented: ORS 279.250(9)

Hist.: DE 3-1987, f. & ef. 10-15-87; DE 1-1988, f. 12-28-88, cert. ef. 2-1-89; DE 1-1989, f. 1-27-89, cert. ef. 2-1-89; Renumbered from 818-020-0073; DE 1-1990, f. 3-19-90, cert. ef. 4-2-90; OBD 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-00; OBD 2-2002, f. 7-31-02, cert. ef. 10-1-02; OBD 2-2004, f. 7-12-04, cert. ef. 7-15-04; OBD 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-07; OBD 2-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 11-1-09; OBD 1-2010, f. 6-22-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; OBD 3-2011(Temp), f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-27-11

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