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To be in compliance with Texas law, a Dental Assistant may not position or expose dental x-rays unless the Dental Assistant is REGISTERED with the State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE). SBDE Registration: 512.463.6400.

Once you have successfully completed a Dental Assistant Course and Examination with an SBDE Approved Provider or have taken the JURISPRUDENCE ASSESSMENT, you must apply to the SBDE for Registration. Upon receiving the certification of Registration from SBDE you may use the RDA Credential. SBDE provides Licensure Verification.


A Registered Dental Assistant is required to renew Registration biennially. In other words, renew every two (2) years with:  

 Copy of current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Card

 Six (6) hours of Continuing Education (CE)

 Renewal Fee


Note: Dental Assistants who have other certifications must have up-to twelve (12) hours of CE biennially. Having Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Certification is included.


  Radiology Certification - Required


  Infection Control Certification – Required


  Jurisprudence – Required


Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Card - Required


  Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Certification


  Pit & Fissure Sealant Certification


  Coronal Polishing Certification


  Dental Assistant Registration Procedures


  List of Approved Dental Assistant Course Providers


  Dental Assistant Course Provider Information


  Continuing Education Requirements for Dental Assistants 


  Dental Assistant Laws and Rules


  Optional Certificates


  Rules to Govern


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