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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

2016 Legislative Session 
 

House Bill 1104 would allow more flexibility in the way dentists supervise dental hygienists working under collaborative supervision and strikes the special exemption given to Delta Dental two years ago for their pilot project on the Reservations.    

The bill adds the term “oral health review” to the Dental Practice Act defining it as a “limited assessment of a person's oral health through a dentist's review of dental and medical history following a limited clinical inspection by a dental hygienist working under collaborative supervision.”