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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 5STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 114EXTENSION OF DUTIES OF AUXILIARY PERSONNEL--DENTAL ASSISTANTS
RULE §114.12Continuing Education for Certificate Holders

(a) To renew a certificate issued under this chapter, a dental assistant must complete six (6) hours of continuing education each year in areas covering dental assistant duties.

(b) A dental assistant holding two or more certificates authorized by this chapter is required to complete twelve (12) hours of continuing education each year to renew all of the certificates held by the assistant.

(c) A dental assistant may fulfill the continuing education requirement through board-approved self-study, interactive computer courses, or lecture courses.

(d) Dental assistants shall select and participate in continuing education courses offered by or endorsed by:

  (1) dental schools, dental hygiene schools, or dental assisting schools that have been accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or

  (2) nationally recognized dental, dental hygiene or dental assisting organizations.


Source Note: The provisions of this §114.12 adopted to be effective February 2, 2010, 35 TexReg 640

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