Licensee may authorize the following persons to place films/sensors, adjust
equipment preparatory to exposing films/sensors, and expose the films and
create the images under general supervision:
(a) A dental assistant certified by the Board
in radiologic proficiency; or
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.
(2) A licensee 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/sensors, adjust equipment preparatory to exposing
films/sensors, and expose the films and create the images under the indirect
supervision of a dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, or dental
assistant who holds an Oregon Radiologic Proficiency Certificate. The dental
assistant must submit within six months, certification by an Oregon licensed
dentist, dental therapist or dental hygienist that the assistant is proficient
to take radiographic images.
dental therapist may not order a computerized tomography scan
Or. Admin. R.
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;
3-2015, f. 9-8-15, cert. ef.
2-2016, f. 11-2-16, cert. ef.
2-2018, amend filed 10/04/2018, effective
2-2019, amend filed 10/29/2019, effective
1-2022, amend filed 06/21/2022, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 679
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS
& ORS 679.603