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THE LAWS AND RULES THAT PERTAIN TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS

Documents to Help You Better Understand the Regulation of Dental Assisting

How a Rule is Different from a Law

The Laws Pertaining to Dental Assistants

The SBDE Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Dental Assistants

Order the Laws and Rules
 


Documents to Help You Better Understand the Regulation of Dental Assisting

The documents used to tell you about the Law and Rules that pertain to the Dental Profession:

LAWS:

     Texas Occupations Code
     (Published by the Texas Legislative Council)
     A collection of Texas laws that have been established by the Texas Legislature.

            Dental Practice Act  (DPA)   (Published by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners)
            The DPA contains those portions of the Texas Occupations Code that relate to the dental profession and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.


RULES:

     Texas Administrative Code (TAC)    (Maintained by the Secretary of State's Office)
     A collection of all Texas State Agency Rules.  Rules contained in the TAC further clarify laws established by the Texas Legislature.  

          SBDE Rules & Regulations     (Published by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners)
          The SBDE Rules & Regulations are contained as a part of the Texas Administrative Code.  More importantly, the SBDE Rules further clarify the laws contained in the Dental Practice Act.  (DPA contains Laws pertaining to the Dental Profession)

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How is a Rule is Different from a Law

Laws are created or amended by the Texas Legislature and cannot be modified or waived by the SBDE.  Rules are adopted by state agencies, usually with specific rulemaking authority from the Legislature.  The practice and regulation of dentistry in Texas are governed by the Dental Practice Act (DPA).

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The Laws Pertaining to Dental Assistants

The law pertaining to Dental Assistants can be found in the Texas Occupations Code (Dental Practice Act) under Chapter 265, Sections .001 through .005. are available to be reviewed under Agency Publications on the SBDE website.
 

Texas Occupations Code (Dental Practice Act)

Chapter 265              Regulation of Dental Assistants

Section 265.0001      Definitions
Section 265.001        Registration
Section 265.002        Supervision, Direction, and Responsibility
Section 265.003        Permitted Duties
Section 265.004        Pit and Fissure Sealant Certificate
Section 265.005        X-Ray Certificate
Section 265.006        Coronal Polishing Certificate
Section 265.007        Continuing Education for Certificate Holders

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The SBDE Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Dental Assistants

The Rules pertaining to Dental Assistants can be found in the SBDE Rules and Regulations under Chapter 114 – Extension of Duties of Auxiliary Personnel Dental Assistants and are available to be reviewed under Agency Publications on the SBDE website.

SBDE Rules and Regulations  (Links to ALL SBDE Rules can be found HERE)

Chapter 114Extension of Duties of Auxiliary Personnel Dental Assistants

Rule 114.1       Permitted Duties
Rule 114.2       Registration of Dental Assistants
Rule 114.3       Pit and Fissure Sealant Certificate
Rule 114.4       Monitoring the Administration of Nitrous Oxide
Rule 114.5       Coronal Polishing Certificate
Rule 114.9       Criminal History Evaluation Letter
Rule 114.10     Dishonorable Conduct
Rule 114.11     Exemption
Rule 114.12     Continuing Education for Certificate Holders
Rule 114.21     Requirements for Dental Assistant Registration Courses and Examinations
Rule 114.23     Dental Assistant Examination Integrity

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Order the Laws and Rules

A copy of the Texas Occupations Code (Dental Practice Act) and Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) Rules and Regulations can be downloaded free from the SBDE website under the Agency Publications Page or you can purchased a copy by printing the SBDE Product Order Form provided here.

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