R U L E S   T O   G O V E R N

 

The practice and regulation of Dentistry and Dental Assistants in Texas are governed by the Dental Practice Act and select portions of the Occupations Code. The State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) is charged with the responsibility of developing Rules and Regulations mandated by Texas law for regulating the practice of dentistry and the enforcement of those rules and regulations.

 

  Dental Practice Act (DPA) a.k.a. Texas Occupations Code (Law):

     Title 3 - Chapter 258 - Practice by Dentist
           Section 258.001 - Impermissible Delegations
           Section 258.002 - Delegation to Dental Assistant
           Section 258.003 - Responsibility of Delegating D.D.S.

 

 Title 3 - Health Professions - Chapter 265 - Regulations of Dental Assistants
      Section 265.001 - Registration
      Section 265.002 - Supervision, Direction & Responsibility
      Section 265.003 - Permitted Duties
      Section 265.004 - Pit & Fissure Sealant Certificate
      Section 265.005 - X-Ray Certificate
 

  SBDE Rules & Regulations:

Chapter 108 - Professional Conduct
      Rule 108.20 - Purpose
      Rule 108.23 - Definitions
      Rule 108.24 - Required Sterilization & Disinfection
      Rule 108.25 - Dental Health Care Workers

Chapter 112 - Visual Dental Health Inspections

      Rule 112.01 - Definitions - Visual Dental Health Inspections


Chapter 114 - Revised September 2009 and Amended or Adopted Febraury 2010; May 2010

 

Extension of Duties of Auxiliary Personnel Dental Assistants

 

114.1

Permitted Duties

114.2

Registration of Dental Assistants

114.3

Pit and Fissure Sealant Certificate

114.4

Monitoring the Administration of Nitrous Oxide

114.5

Coronal Polishing Certificate

114.9

Criminal History Evaluation Letter

114.10 Dishonorable Conduct

114.11

Exemption

114.12

Continuing Education for Certificate Holders

114.21

Requirements for Dental Assistant Registration Courses and Examinations

114.23

Dental Assistant Examination Integrity

 

R E G I S T R A T I O N   O F   D E N T A L   A S S I S T A N T S &

S E N A T E   B I L L   455

 

Senate Bill 455 has provided new laws regarding Dental Assistants in Texas. The State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) has amended the Rules & Regulations by which the laws will be enforced.

 SENATE BILL 455  (September 2009)

CHAPTER 114 Rules & Regulations

 Dental Practice Act (Texas Occupations Code)

SBDE Rules

 The Texas Register

 The Texas Register Archives

 Texas Constitution & Statutes

 TSBDE Public Reports

Rulemaking Actions taken January 2007

 Application for Dental Assistant Registration

 State Required Registration & Other Certifications

NOTE: As time progresses this webpage will be updated as information becomes available. Last update: 07/10/17

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