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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.

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Dentists Enroll in Medicare?
 
Most dental services are not covered by Medicare; therefore, most dentists are not enrolled in Medicare. However, to ensure that patients on Medicare receive the services and supplies ordered for them by their dentist, SDDA members should enroll In Medicare.  Dentists may utilize a simplified process of enrollment in Medicare because the dentist will not be directly billing Medicare. Members should enroll by filling out short form: CMS-855-O and mailing it to South Dakota's Medicare administrative contractor:
Noridian Healthcare Solutions

PO Box 6733

Fargo, ND 58108-6707
 
For more information on why dentists need to enroll, or opt, out of Medicare go to http://success.ada.org/en/
 
 

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