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Present Duties

The Oregon Board of Dentistry, created in 1887, administers the Dental Practice Act and rules of the board, establishes standards for licensure, and examines and licenses dentists and dental hygienists. The board regulates the use of anesthesia in the dental office and certifies dental assistants in radiologic proficiency and expanded functions. The board investigates alleged violations of the Dental Practice Act and may discipline licensees.

Members of the Board of Dentistry are appointed by the governor, confirmed by the Senate, and serve four-year terms. There are ten board members: six dentists, one of whom must be a specialist, two dental hygienists and two public members.

The board is supported solely by revenues received from licensees, including application, license, permit and certification fees.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1500 SW 1st Ave., Suite 770, Portland 97201
Telephone: 971-673-3200
Fax: 971-673-3202
General E-mail:
Contact: Patrick D. Braatz, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Stephen Prisby
Records Officer E-mail: Stephen Prisby
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 679; 680.010–680.205, 680.990
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog