S T A T E   R E Q U I R E D   R E G I S T R A T I O N

&  I N F O R M A T I O N   F O R  

O T H E R   S B D E   C E R T I F I C A T I O N S


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 Licensure Verification.


A Registered Dental Assistant is required to renew Registration annually 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 annually. Having Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Certification is included.


Annual Registration – Updated December 1, 2013

Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE)

Reminder Postcards Replace Previous Renewal Forms


Dental Assistants are required to renew their registration yearly before the expiration date.  As of January 1, 2009, the TSBDE stopped mailing renewal forms. Instead, TSBDE will mail a reminder postcard approx. 60 days before the license or registration expiration date.  This applies to all Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Laboratory’s license and registration in Texas.


What do you do when you receive your renewal postcard reminder?

Unlike the renewal form, which was mailed back to the states’ dental board with a check or money order, the new postcard should not be mailed back to the TSBDE to renew a license or registration.  Instead, you are encouraged to renew On-line by visiting TSBDE’s website: http://www.tsbde.texas.gov/node/135.html


When can you renew On-line?

A license or registration can only be renewed On-line up to 45 days prior to the expiration date and any time after the expiration date.  A canceled license or registration is non-renewable.  On-line payments can be made by credit card or electronic check.  Please note: Licenses that are under Continuing Education (CE) audit cannot be renewed On-line and must be renewed by US Mail.  If you move or relocate, you must notify the Texas SBDE.


Prefer to renew by US Mail?

Print the Dental Assistant Renewal Form for your credential. After you print the form, fill it out and mail it to the TSBDE, along with payment.  Please allow several weeks for processing.  Fees are listed on the front of the form.



If you have any questions, please contact the Texas SBDE Licensing Renewal Staff.  Dentists and Dental Hygienists should ask to speak to the License Renewal Assistant.  Dental Assistants should ask to speak to the Dental Assistant Coordinator.  Dental Laboratory personnel should ask to speak to the Licensing Administrator.


  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


  TDAA Registration – FAQ

Texas Dental Assistants Association ©
PO Box 1602, Cypress, TX 77429  E-mail: TDAA2002@aol.com

All rights reserved. Copyright 2002-2018 ~ Texas Dental Assistants Association ©