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