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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

Changes to the Dental Practice Act Proposed

The South Dakota Board of Dentistry is in the midst of a rewrite of the South Dakota Dental Practice Act. It has been nearly 20 years since the last major update to the Practice Act. The SDDA has formed a task force to review the Board's proposed changes and to provide insight and recommendations to both the Board of Dentistry and the SDDA Board of Trustees. A draft of the Board's proposed changes can be requested from the Board at:sdboardofdentistry.com