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Oregon Board of Dentistry

Present Duties

Crown Plaza Building
The Crown Plaza Building in downtown Portland. It holds the offices of the Oregon Dentistry Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Dentistry board is the oldest licensing board in Oregon, created by an act of the Legislature on February 23, 1887. The mission of the board is to promote quality oral health care and protect all communities in Oregon by equitably and ethically regulating dental professionals.

The board’s goals are to protect the public from unsafe, incompetent or fraudulent practitioners and to encourage licensees to practice safely and competently in the best interests of their patients. The board does this by requiring the competency of applicants through written and clinical examinations, requiring continuing education, investigating complaints and enforcing the provisions of the Dental Practice Act and rules of the board, communicating board policies and other pertinent information on a regular basis, acting as a resource to consumers in determining the adequacy of their dental treatment, and working with other health care boards and associations to develop partnerships to forge a viable health care delivery system.​
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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1500 SW First Ave., Suite 770, Portland 97201
Telephone: 971-673-3200
Fax: 971-673-3202
Contact: Stephen Prisby, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Dentistry Board​
Records Officer Email: Stephen Prisby
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 679; 680.010–680.205, 680.990
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