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OHA Oral Health Program Sets Rules Advisory Committee Meetings in June, July

May 7, 2018

What: The Oral Health Program at the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division is convening a series of rules advisory committee (RAC) meetings to discuss amendments to rules related to Dental Pilot Projects.

The purpose of the RAC is to provide feedback and input on the development of amended rule language, as well as review the statement of need and fiscal impact for the proposed rules. The Oral Health Program will select no more than 14 applicants for the RAC that include broad representation of stakeholders.

Those interested in participating in the RAC can download and complete the Dental Pilot Project Program RAC Application Form and return it to:

OHA Oral Health Program
ATTN: Sarah Kowalski
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 825
Portland, OR 97232


  • June 11, 9-11 a.m., Portland State Office Building, Conference Room 1A.
  • June 25, 9-11 a.m., Portland State Office Building, Conference Room 1E.
  • July 9, 9-11 a.m., Portland State Office Building, Conference Room 1D.
  • July 23, 9-11 a.m., Portland State Office Building, Conference Room 1D.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland, first floor meeting rooms.

Background: Senate Bill 738, passed by the Oregon State Legislature in 2011, allows the Oregon Health Authority to approve dental pilot projects once an application has been approved. These projects are intended to evaluate the quality of care, access, cost, workforce, and efficacy by teaching new skills to existing categories of dental personnel; developing new categories of dental personnel; accelerating the training of existing categories of dental personnel; or teaching new oral health care roles to previously untrained persons.

Program contact: Sarah Kowalski, 971-673-1563, [email protected]

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sing language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Sarah Kowalski at 971-673-1563, 711 TTY or [email protected] at least 48 hours before the meeting.