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Continuing Education Requirements

Dental Requirements

Dentists are required 100 hours of continuing education every 5 years, with at least 25 hours university based.

Report continuing education courses on-line at www.sdboardofdentistry.com/.

Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant Requirements

Dental hygienists are required 75 hours every 5 years and advanced dental assistants are required 60 hours every 5 years. Dental hygienists and dental radiographers are required 5 hours of continuing education specifically in dental radiography every five years.

SDDA News

Medicaid Reimbursements Increase

The reimbursement rate for the vast majority of dental procedures paid through the state Medicaid Program will increase to approximately 68 percent of commercial rates beginning July 1, 2014.  Increased fees for Medicaid has been a focus of the SDDA's government affairs efforts for the past nine months.  To view the new adult fee schedule click here.  To view the new children's fee schedule click here