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Member Center: Member Wellness Service

SDDA Members can access counseling services through any of the Community Mental Health Centers in the state through a relationship between the SDDA and South Dakota Council of Mental Health Centers  and the South Dakota Council of Substance Abuse Counselors.  In the event a member lacks insurance or financial resources to pay for the counseling services provided through the aforementioned organizations, the SDDA will cover the cost of an initial evaluation and indicated counseling sessions not to exceed $500.00 per member.  To find a local Community Mental Health Center Substance Abuse Counselor click on one of the links below.
 
 

 

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.”