Or. Admin. R. 333-028-0310 - Local School Dental Sealant Programs: Definitions

(1) "Aerosol Generating Healthcare (AGH)" means any dental procedure that uses an air/water syringe or suction device.
(2) "Authority" means the Oregon Health Authority.
(3) "Authority approved isolation device" means an Authority approved dental isolation device used to assist the dental hygienist in isolating teeth and using suction to remove saliva.
(4) "CCO" means Coordinated Care Organization.
(5) "CDC" means the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(6) "Certification" means the Local SDSP has been authorized by the Authority to operate in an elementary or middle school setting. Certification by the Program is mandatory before dental sealants can be provided in a school setting.
(7) "Certification training" is a mandatory one-time training for Local SDSPs provided by the Program that must be completed before an application for certification is submitted. Training topics shall include:
(a) State and federal updates;
(b) Research and evidence-based practices;
(c) Scope of practice and utilizing dental hygienists and dental assistants;
(d) Health equity, cultural responsiveness, and health literacy;
(e) Antidiscrimination laws and rules;
(f) Recruiting and working with schools;
(g) Providing services in a school setting;
(h) Equipment and supplies needed;
(i) Protocols for safe, quality care;
(j) Data collection and reporting; and
(k) Evaluation and continuous quality improvement.
(8) "Certification year" means a one-year period beginning on August 1 and ending on July 31.
(9) "Clinical training" is an annual training provided by the Local SDSP or Program to update skills in sealant application techniques. Training topics shall include:
(a) Determining the need for and appropriateness of sealants;
(b) Manufacturer's guidelines for sealant placement;
(c) Infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines;
(d) Quality assessment of the program, such as performance benchmarks and standards;
(e) Confidentiality and security guidelines, including HIPAA and FERPA;
(f) Health equity and;
(g) Internal policies and procedures.
(10) "FERPA" means the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
(11) "HIPAA" means the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
(12) "IPC" means infection prevention and control.
(13) "Local SDSP" means local school dental sealant program.
(14) "Non-Aerosol Generating Healthcare (non-AGH)" means any dental procedure that does not use the air/water syringe or suction device.
(15) "Oregon OSHA" means the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
(16) "Program" means the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Oral Health Program.
(17) "Recertification" means the Local SDSP has been authorized by the Authority to operate in a school setting for the next certification year.


Or. Admin. R. 333-028-0310
PH 2-2016, f. & cert. ef. 1/29/2016; PH 3-2018, amend filed 01/16/2018, effective 1/16/2018; PH 45-2021, temporary amend filed 09/03/2021, effective 9/3/2021 through 3/1/2022; PH 8-2022, amend filed 01/28/2022, effective 1/28/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 431A.725

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 431A.725

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