Oregon’s 81st Legislative Session adjourned on Saturday, June 26th, finishing what will be characterized as one of the most challenging sessions in Oregon’s history. Despite working away from the Capitol and having limited contact with legislators, the Oregon Dental Association was able to achieve many successes and victories this year. Much of this was the result of ODA’s ongoing work with legislators in the interim, strategic contributions from the Dentists of Oregon PAC, and hours and hours of commitment from volunteer dentists on our Board and task forces.
Over the last 6 months, ODA has spent countless hours negotiating a dental therapy licensure bill, advocating for increased dental reimbursement rates, supporting a narrow expansion of scope for dental hygienists, and more. You can read ODA’s full end of session report now.