Or. Admin. R. 818-042-0020 - Dentist, Dental Therapist 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 dental assistants in the dental office if the dental assistants are 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 dental assistants who will render assistance to the dental hygienist in providing dental hygiene services.
(3) A dental therapist who works under general supervision may supervise dental assistants in the dental office if the dental assistants are rendering assistance to the dental therapist in providing dental therapy services.
(4) The supervising licensee is responsible for assuring that all required licenses, permits or certificates are current and posted in a conspicuous place.
(5) Dental assistants who are in compliance with written training and screening protocols adopted by the Board may perform oral health screenings under general supervision.

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Or. Admin. R. 818-042-0020
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; OBD 2-2016, f. 11-2-16, cert. ef. 3/1/2017; OBD 1-2022, amend filed 06/21/2022, effective 7/1/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 679 & 680

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 679.025(2)(j), 679.250(7) & ORS 679.600

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