Dental Assisting

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Published: 2015

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DIVISION 42
DENTAL ASSISTING

818-042-0010
Definitions
(1) "Dental Assistant" means a person who, under the supervision of a dentist, renders assistance to a dentist, dental hygienist, dental technician or another dental assistant or renders assistance under the supervision of a dental hygienist providing dental hygiene services.
(2) "Expanded Function Dental Assistant" means a dental assistant certified by the Board to perform expanded function duties.
(3) "Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant" means a dental assistant certified by the Board to perform expanded orthodontic function duties.
(4) "Direct Supervision" means supervision requiring that a dentist diagnose the condition to be treated, that a dentist authorize the procedure to be performed, and that a dentist remain in the dental treatment room while the procedures are performed.
(5) "Indirect Supervision" means supervision requiring that a dentist authorize the procedures and that a dentist be on the premises while the procedures are performed.
(6) "General Supervision" means supervision requiring that a dentist authorize the procedures, but not requiring that a dentist be present when the authorized procedures are performed. The authorized procedures may also be performed at a place other than the usual place of practice of the dentist.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680

Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.025(2)(j) & 679.250(7)

Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 1-2004, f. 5-27-04, cert. ef. 6-1-04
818-042-0020
Dentist and Dental Hygienist Responsibility
(1) A dentist is responsible
for assuring that a dental assistant has been properly trained, has demonstrated
proficiency, and is supervised in all the duties the assistant performs in the dental
office. Unless otherwise specified, dental assistants shall work under indirect
supervision in the dental office.
(2) A dental hygienist who works
under general supervision may supervise a dental assistant in the dental office
if the dental assistant is rendering assistance to the dental hygienist in providing
dental hygiene services and the dentist is not in the office to provide indirect
supervision. A dental hygienist with an Expanded Practice Permit may hire and supervise
a dental assistant who will render assistance to the dental hygienist in providing
dental hygiene services.
(3)
The supervising dentist or dental hygienist is responsible for assuring that all
required licenses, permits or certificates are current and posted in a conspicuous
place.
(4) Dental assistants who are in compliance
with written training and screening protocols adopted by the Board may perform oral
health screenings under general supervision.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680

Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.025(2)(j)
& 679.250(7)

Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 1-2004, f. 5-27-04, cert. ef. 6-1-04; OBD 2-2012, f. 6-14-12,
cert. ef. 7-1-12
818-042-0030
Infection Control
The supervising dentist shall be responsible for assuring that dental assistants are trained in infection control, bloodborne pathogens and universal precautions, exposure control, personal protective equipment, infectious waste disposal, Hepatitis B and C and post exposure follow-up.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679

Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.140

Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00
818-042-0040
Prohibited Acts
No licensee may authorize any dental assistant
to perform the following acts:
(1) Diagnose or plan treatment.
(2) Cut hard or soft tissue.
(3) Any Expanded Function duty
(818-042-0070 and 818-042-0090) or Expanded Orthodontic Function duty (818-042-0100)
without holding the appropriate certification.
(4) Correct or attempt to correct
the malposition or malocclusion of teeth except as provided by OAR 818-042-0100.
(5) Adjust or attempt to adjust
any orthodontic wire, fixed or removable appliance or other structure while it is
in the patient’s mouth.
(6) Administer any drug except
fluoride, topical anesthetic, desensitizing agents, over the counter medications
per package instructions or drugs administered pursuant to OAR 818-026-0030(6),
818-026-0050(5)(a), 818-026-0060(11), 818-026-0065(11), 818-026-0070(11) and as
provided in 818-042-0070 and 818-042-0115.
(7) Prescribe any drug.
(8) Place periodontal packs.
(9) Start nitrous oxide.
(10) Remove stains or deposits
except as provided in OAR 818-042-0070.
(11) Use ultrasonic equipment
intra-orally except as provided in OAR 818-042-0100.
(12) Use a high-speed handpiece
or any device that is operated by a high-speed handpiece intra-orally.
(13) Use lasers, except laser-curing
lights.
(14) Use air abrasion or air
polishing.
(15) Remove teeth or parts of
tooth structure.
(16) Cement or bond any fixed
prosthetic or orthodontic appliance including bands, brackets, retainers, tooth
moving devices, or orthopedic appliances except as provided in 818-042-0100.
(17) Condense and carve permanent
restorative material except as provided in OAR 818-042-0095.
(18) Place any type of cord
subgingivally except as provided by in OAR 818-042-0090.
(19) Take jaw registrations
or oral impressions for supplying artificial teeth as substitutes for natural teeth,
except diagnostic or opposing models or for the fabrication of temporary or provisional
restorations or appliances.
(20) Apply denture relines except
as provided in OAR 818-042-0090(2).
(21) Expose radiographs without
holding a current Certificate of Radiologic Proficiency issued by the Board (818-042-0050
and 818-042-0060) except while taking a course of instruction approved by the Oregon
Health Authority, Oregon Public Health Division, Office of Environmental Public
Health, Radiation Protection Services, or the Oregon Board of Dentistry.
(22) Use the behavior management
techniques known as Hand Over Mouth (HOM) or Hand Over Mouth Airway Restriction
(HOMAR) on any patient.
(23) Perform periodontal probing.
(24) Place or remove healing
caps or healing abutments, except under direct supervision.
(25) Place implant impression
copings, except under direct supervision.
(26) Any act in violation of
Board statute or rules.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.020,
679.025 & 679.250
Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 2-2000(Temp), f. 5-22-00, cert. ef. 5-22-00 thru 11-18-00;
OBD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01; OBD 15-2001, f. 12-7-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02;
OBD 3-2OBD 1-2010, f. 6-22-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10005, f. 10-26-05, cert. ef. 11-1-05;
OBD 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-07; OBD 1-2010, f. 6-22-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10;
OBD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-11; OBD 2-2012, f. 6-14-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12;
OBD 1-2014, f. 7-2-14, cert. ef. 8-1-14; OBD 3-2015, f. 9-8-15, cert. ef. 10-1-15
818-042-0050
Taking of X-Rays — Exposing
of Radiographs
(1) A dentist may authorize the following
persons to place films, adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose
the films under general supervision:
(a) A dental assistant certified
by the Board in radiologic proficiency; or
(b) A radiologic technologist
licensed by the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging and certified by the Oregon Board
of Dentistry (OBD) who has completed ten (10) clock hours in a Board approved dental
radiology course and submitted a satisfactory full mouth series of radiographs to
the OBD.
(2) A dentist or dental hygienist
may authorize a dental assistant who has completed a course of instruction approved
by the Oregon Board of Dentistry, and who has passed the written Dental Radiation
Health and Safety Examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board,
or comparable exam administered by any other testing entity authorized by the Board,
or other comparable requirements approved by the Oregon Board of Dentistry to place
films, adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose the films under
the indirect supervision of a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant who
holds an Oregon Radiologic Proficiency Certificate. The dental assistant must successfully
complete the clinical examination within six months of the dentist authorizing the
assistant to take radiographs.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.025(2)(j)
& 679.250(7)
Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 2-2003, f. 7-14-03 cert. ef. 7-18-03; OBD 4-2004, f. 11-23-04
cert. ef. 12-1-04; OBD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-11; OBD 1-2014, f. 7-2-14,
cert. ef. 8-1-14; OBD 3-2015, f. 9-8-15, cert. ef. 10-1-15
818-042-0060
Certification — Radiologic
Proficiency
(1) The Board may certify a dental assistant
in radiologic proficiency by credential in accordance with OAR 818-042-0120, or
if the assistant:
(2) Submits an application on
a form approved by the Board, pays the application fee and:
(a) Completes a course of instruction
approved by the Oregon Board of Dentistry, in accordance with OAR 333-106-0055 or
submits evidence that the Oregon Health Authority, Center for Health Protection,
Radiation Protection Services recognizes that the equivalent training has been successfully
completed;
(b) Passes the written Dental
Radiation Health and Safety Examination administered by the Dental Assisting National
Board, Inc. (DANB), or comparable exam administered by any other testing entity
authorized by the Board, or other comparable requirements approved by the Oregon
Board of Dentistry; and
(c) Passes a clinical examination
approved by the Board and graded by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB),
or any other testing entity authorized by the Board, consisting of exposing, developing
and mounting a full mouth series of radiographs or by exposing and mounting a digital
full mouth series of radiographic images (14 to 18 periapical and 4 bitewing radiographic
images) within one hour and under the supervision of a person permitted to take
radiographs in Oregon. No portion of the clinical examination may be completed in
advance; a maximum of three retakes is permitted (i.e., three individual radiographic
exposures, not three full mouth series); only the applicant may determine the necessity
of retakes. The radiographic images should be acquired on an adult patient with
at least 24 fully erupted teeth. The full mouth series must be submitted for grading
within six months after it is taken.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.020,
679.025 & 679.250
Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 2-2003, f. 7-14-03 cert. ef. 7-18-03; OBD 4-2004, f. 11-23-04
cert. ef. 12-1-04; OBD 3-2005, f. 10-26-05, cert. ef. 11-1-05; OBD 3-2007, f. &
cert. ef. 11-30-07; OBD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-11; OBD 3-2013, f. 10-24-13,
cert. ef. 1-1-14; OBD 1-2014, f. 7-2-14, cert. ef. 8-1-14
818-042-0070
Expanded Function Dental Assistants
(EFDA)
The following duties are considered Expanded
Function Duties and may be performed only after the dental assistant complies with
the requirements of 818-042-0080:
(1) Polish the coronal surfaces
of teeth with a brush or rubber cup as part of oral prophylaxis to remove stains;
(2) Remove temporary crowns
for final cementation and clean teeth for final cementation;
(3) Preliminarily fit crowns
to check contacts or to adjust occlusion outside the mouth;
(4) Place temporary restorative
material (i.e., zinc oxide eugenol based material) in teeth providing that the patient
is checked by a dentist before and after the procedure is performed;
(5) Place and remove matrix
retainers for alloy and composite restorations;
(6) Polish amalgam or composite
surfaces with a slow speed handpiece;
(7) Remove excess supragingival
cement from crowns, bridges, bands or brackets with hand instruments providing that
the patient is checked by a dentist after the procedure is performed;
(8) Fabricate temporary crowns,
and temporarily cement the temporary crown. The cemented crown must be examined
and approved by the dentist prior to the patient being released;
(9) Under general supervision,
when the dentist is not available and the patient is in discomfort, an EFDA may
recement a temporary crown or recement a permanent crown with temporary cement for
a patient of record providing that the patient is rescheduled for follow-up care
by a licensed dentist as soon as is reasonably appropriate; and
(10) Perform all aspects of
teeth whitening procedures.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.020,
679.025 & 679.250
Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 1-2004, f. 5-27-04, cert. ef. 6-1-04; OBD 3-2005, f. 10-26-05,
cert. ef. 11-1-05; OBD 2-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 11-1-09; OBD 3-2015, f. 9-8-15,
cert. ef. 10-1-15
818-042-0080
Certification — Expanded Function
Dental Assistant (EFDA)
The Board may certify a dental assistant
as an expanded function assistant:
(1) By credential in accordance
with OAR 818-042-0120, or
(2) If the assistant submits
a completed application, pays the fee and provides evidence of;
(a) Certification of Radiologic
Proficiency (OAR 818-042-0060); and satisfactory completion of a course of instruction
in a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American
Dental Association; or
(b) Certification of Radiologic
Proficiency (OAR 818-042-0060); and passage of the Basic or CDA examination, and
the Expanded Function Dental Assistant examination, or equivalent successor examinations,
administered by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB), or any other testing
entity authorized by the Board; and certification by a licensed dentist that the
applicant has successfully polished 12 amalgam or composite surfaces, removed supra-gingival
excess cement from six (6) crowns or bridges with hand instruments; placed temporary
restorative material (i.e., zinc oxide eugenol based material) in six (6) teeth;
preliminarily fitted six (6) crowns to check contacts or to adjust occlusion outside
the mouth; removed six (6) temporary crowns for final cementation and cleaned teeth
for final cementation; fabricated six (6) temporary crowns and temporarily cemented
the crowns; polished the coronal surfaces of teeth with a brush or rubber cup as
part of oral prophylaxis in six (6) patients; placed two matrix bands in each quadrant
on teeth prepared for Class II restorations; and complete six (6) teeth whitening
or bleach procedures.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.250(7)
Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 10-1999(Temp), f. 12-2-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00 thru 6-28-00;
OBD 8-2000, f. 6-22-00, cert. ef. 6-29-00; OBD 1-2004, f. 5-27-04, cert. ef. 6-1-04;
OBD 2-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 11-1-09
818-042-0090
Additional Functions of EFDAs
Upon successful completion of a course
of instruction in a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
of the American Dental Association, or other course of instruction approved by the
Board, a certified Expanded Function Dental Assistant may perform the following
functions under the indirect supervision of a dentist or dental hygienist providing
that the procedure is checked by the dentist or dental hygienist prior to the patient
being dismissed:
(1) Apply pit and fissure sealants
provided the patient is examined before the sealants are placed. The sealants must
be placed within 45 days of the procedure being authorized by a dentist or dental
hygienist.
(2) Apply temporary soft relines
to complete dentures for the purpose of tissue conditioning.
(3) Place cord subgingivally.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.025(2)(j)
& 679.250(7)
Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 15-2001, f. 12-7-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; OBD 1-2013, f. 5-15-13,
cert. ef. 7-1-13; OBD 1-2014, f. 7-2-14, cert. ef. 8-1-14; OBD 3-2015, f. 9-8-15,
cert. ef. 10-1-15
818-042-0095
Restorative Functions of Dental Assistants
(1) The Board shall
issue a Restorative Functions Certificate (RFC) to a dental assistant who holds
an Oregon EFDA Certificate, and has successfully completed:
(a) A Board
approved curriculum from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
of the American Dental Association or other course of instruction approved by the
Board, and successfully passed the Western Regional Examining Board’s Restorative
Examination or other equivalent examinations approved by the Board within the last
five years, or
(b) If successful
passage of the Western Regional Examining Board’s Restorative Examination
or other equivalent examinations approved by the Board occurred over five years
from the date of application, the applicant must submit verification from another
state or jurisdiction where the applicant is legally authorized to perform restorative
functions and certification from the supervising dentist of successful completion
of at least 25 restorative procedures within the immediate five years from the date
of application.
(2) A dental
assistant may perform the placement and finishing of direct alloy or direct composite
restorations, under the indirect supervision of a licensed dentist, after the supervising
dentist has prepared the tooth (teeth) for restoration(s):
(a) These
functions can only be performed after the patient has given informed consent for
the procedure and informed consent for the placement of the restoration by a Restorative
Functions dental assistant.
(b) Before
the patient is released, the final restoration(s) shall be checked by a dentist
and documented in the chart.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
679

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 679.010 & 679.250(7)

Hist.: OBD
3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-07; OBD 1-2008, f. 11-10-08, cert. ef. 12-1-08;
OBD 1-2013, f. 5-15-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13
818-042-0100
Expanded Functions — Orthodontic Assistant (EFODA)
(1) An EFODA may perform the
following duties while under the indirect supervision of a licensed dentist:
(a) Remove orthodontic bands
and brackets and attachments with removal of the bonding material and cement. An
ultrasonic scaler, hand scaler or slow speed handpiece may be used. Use of a high
speed handpiece is prohibited;
(b) Select or try for the fit
of orthodontic bands;
(c) Recement loose orthodontic
bands;
(d) Place and remove orthodontic
separators;
(e) Prepare teeth for bonding
or placement of orthodontic appliances and select, pre-position and cure orthodontic
brackets, attachments and/or retainers after their position has been approved by
the supervising licensed dentist;
(f) Fit and adjust headgear;
(g) Remove fixed orthodontic
appliances;
(h) Remove and replace orthodontic
wires. Place and ligate archwires. Place elastic ligatures or chains as directed;
(i) Cut arch wires; and
(j)
Take impressions for study models or temporary oral devices such as, but not limited
to, space maintainers, orthodontic retainers and occlusal guards.
(2) An EFODA may perform the following
duties while under the general supervision of a licensed dentist:
(a) An expanded function orthodontic
assistant may remove any portion of an orthodontic appliance causing a patient discomfort
and in the process may replace ligatures and/or separators if the dentist is not
available, providing that the patient is rescheduled for follow-up care by a licensed
dentist as soon as is reasonably appropriate.
(b) An EFODA may recement orthodontic
bands if the dentist is not available and the patient is in discomfort, providing
that the patient is rescheduled for follow-up care by a licensed dentist as soon
as is reasonably appropriate.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679

Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.025(2)(j)
& 679.250(7)

Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 2-2012, f. 6-14-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12
818-042-0110
Certification — Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant
The Board may certify
a dental assistant as an expanded function orthodontic assistant
(1) By credential
in accordance with OAR 818-042-0120, or
(2) Completion
of an application, payment of fee and satisfactory evidence of;
(a) Completion
of a course of instruction in a program in dental assisting accredited by the American
Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation; or
(b) Passage
of the Basic, CDA or COA examination, and Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant
examination, or equivalent successor examinations, administered by the Dental Assisting
National Board, Inc. (DANB), or any other testing entity authorized by the Board;
and certification by a licensed dentist that the applicant has successfully removed
cement from bands using an ultrasonic or hand scaler, or a slow speed hand piece,
on six (6) patients and recemented loose orthodontic bands, fit and adjust headgear,
remove fixed orthodontic appliances and take impressions for four (4) patients.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
679

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 679.250(7)

Hist.: OBD
9-1999, f. 8-10-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 10-1999(Temp), f. 12-2-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00
thru 6-28-00; OBD 8-2000, f. 6-22-00, cert. ef. 6-29-00; OBD 1-2013, f. 5-15-13,
cert. ef. 7-1-13
818-042-0115
Expanded Functions — Certified Anesthesia Dental Assistant
(1) A dentist holding the appropriate anesthesia permit may verbally authorize a Certified Anesthesia Dental Assistant to:
(a) Administer medications into an existing intravenous (IV) line of a patient under sedation or anesthesia under direct visual supervision.
(b) Administer emergency medications to a patient in order to assist the licensee in an emergent situation under direct visual supervision.
(2) A dentist holding the appropriate anesthesia permit may verbally authorize a Certified Anesthesia Dental Assistant to dispense to a patient, oral medications that have been prepared by the dentist and given to the anesthesia dental assistant by the supervising dentist for oral administration to a patient under Indirect Supervision.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679

Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.020(1), 679.025(1) & 679.250(7)

Hist.: OBD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01; OBD 1-2006, f. 3-17-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06
818-042-0116
Certification — Anesthesia Dental Assistant
The Board may certify a person as an Anesthesia Dental Assistant if the applicant submits a completed application, pays the certification fee and shows satisfactory evidence of:
(1) Successful completion of:
(a) The "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Anesthesia Assistants Program" or successor program, conducted by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; or
(b) The "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants Course" or successor course, conducted by the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS), or a successor entity; or
(c) The "Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant" examination, or successor examination, conducted by the Dental Assisting National Board or other Board approved examination; and
(2) Holding valid and current documentation showing successful completion of a Health Care Provider BLS/CPR course, or its equivalent.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679

Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.250(7)

Hist.: OBD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01; OBD 2-2005, f. 1-31-05, cert. ef. 2-1-05; OBD 1-2006, f. 3-17-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06
818-042-0117
Initiation of IV Line
Upon successful completion of a course in intravenous access or phlebotomy approved by the Board, a Certified Anesthesia Dental Assistant may initiate an intravenous (IV) infusion line for a patient being prepared for IV medications, sedation, or general anesthesia under the Indirect Supervision of a dentist holding the appropriate anesthesia permit.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679

Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.020(1), 679.025(1) & 679.250(7)

Hist.: OBD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-01; OBD 1-2006, f. 3-17-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06
818-042-0120
Certification by Credential
(1) Dental Assistants who wish to be certified
by the Board in Radiologic Proficiency or as Expanded Function Dental Assistants,
or as Expanded Function Orthodontic Dental Assistants shall:
(a) Be certified by another
state in the functions for which application is made. The training and certification
requirements of the state in which the dental assistant is certified must be substantially
similar to Oregon’s requirements; or
(b) Have worked for at least
1,000 hours in the past two years in a dental office where such employment involved
to a significant extent the functions for which certification is sought; and
(c) Shall be evaluated by a
licensed dentist, using a Board approved checklist, to assure that the assistant
is competent in the expanded functions.
(2) Applicants applying for
certification by credential in Radiologic Proficiency must obtain certification
from the Oregon Health Authority, Center for Health Protection, Radiation Protection
Services, of having successfully completed training equivalent to that required
by OAR 333-106-0055 or approved by the Oregon Board of Dentistry.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.020,
679.025 & 679.250
Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 2-2003, f. 7-14-03 cert. ef. 7-18-03; OBD 4-2004, f. 11-23-04
cert. ef. 12-1-04; OBD 3-2005, f. 10-26-05, cert. ef. 11-1-05; OBD 4-2011, f. &
cert. ef. 11-15-11; OBD 1-2014, f. 7-2-14, cert. ef. 8-1-14
818-042-0130
Application for Certification by Credential
An applicant for certification by credential
shall submit to the Board:
(1) An application form approved
by the Board, with the appropriate fee;
(2) Proof of certification by
another state and any other recognized certifications (such as CDA or COA certification)
and a description of the examination and training required by the state in which
the assistant is certified submitted from the state directly to the Board; or
(3) Certification that the assistant
has been employed for at least 1,000 hours in the past two years as a dental assistant
performing the functions for which certification is being sought.
(4) If applying for certification
by credential as an EFDA or EFODA, certification by a licensed dentist that the
applicant is competent to perform the functions for which certification is sought;
and
(5) If applying for certification
by credential in Radiologic Proficiency, certification from the Oregon Health Authority,
Center for Health Protection, Radiation Protection Services, or the Oregon Board
of Dentistry, that the applicant has met that agency’s training requirements
for x-ray machine operators, or other comparable requirements approved by the Oregon
Board of Dentistry.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 679
Stats. Implemented: ORS 679.020,
679.025 & 679.250
Hist.: OBD 9-1999, f. 8-10-99,
cert. ef. 1-1-00; OBD 2-2003, f. 7-14-03 cert. ef. 7-18-03; OBD 4-2004, f. 11-23-04
cert. ef. 12-1-04; OBD 3-2005, f. 10-26-05, cert. ef. 11-1-05; OBD 4-2011, f. &
cert. ef. 11-15-11; OBD 1-2014, f. 7-2-14, cert. ef. 8-1-14

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