Provider Guidelines


Clinical Practice Guidelines

CareOregon Dental is dedicated to supporting our providers with evidence-based clinical guidelines to help achieve the best health outcomes for our members. The CareOregon Dental Quality Subcommittee (DQS) meets regularly to ensure quality standards of care are being met by our providers and to review clinical guidelines for dissemination.

Evidence Based Guidelines and Best Practices

The CareOregon DQS adopts guidelines that are evidence-based. Once adopted, these are placed on this webpage (below). Paper copies are also available upon request. For more information on the guideline selection and adopting process, the Clinical Guidelines Policy & Procedure document is available upon request.

For CareOregon Medical Approved Guidelines, visit the CareOregon website.

CareOregon Dental Adopted Guidelines




Adopted by CareOregon Dental DQS

Last review by CareOregon Dental DQS 

Recommendations for Prescribing Radiographs

Revised 2012

April 2017

June 2020 

Prophylactic Antibiotic Coverage for Infective Endocarditis


April 2017

September 2019 

Antibiotic Prophylactic Regimens for Cardiac Conditions (PDF chart)


April 2017

 September 2019

Recommendations for Antibiotic Prophylactic Coverage for Total Joint Replacement (PDF)


April 2017

 September 2019

Recommendations for Silver Diamine Fluoride Use (PDF)

CareOregon Dental

January 2018

 September 2019
Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Task Force
Recommended Opioid Guidelines for Dentists
 Oregon Health Authority  April 2017  December 2019
Oregon Acute Opioid Prescribing Guidelines 
Oregon Health Authority  December 2018 December 2019 


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