Pamplin Media Group – Lawmakers OK new class of dental therapists

Alonzo Osche

Oregon would join eight other states to create mid-level positions under a bill headed to Gov. Brown.


A new class of dental therapists, working under the supervision of dentists, would provide basic services to patients under a bill that is headed to Gov. Kate Brown.

Oregon lawmakers passed House Bill 2528 — the House by a 45-11 vote Wednesday, June 23, and the Senate by a 20-9 vote the previous day — after they narrowed the scope of practice and expanded training opportunities, according to its chief sponsor.

Rep. Tawna Sanchez, a Democrat from Portland and the Legislature’s only tribal

Read More