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State Dental Board 2018 Changes


0382-State Board of Dental Examiners
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22 TAC section 101.1 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- General Qualifications for Licensure
(DDS/DMD) added general statement about being in good standing to qualify for licensure.
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22 TAC section 101.13 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- Military Limited Volunteer License
(DMD/DDS)
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22 TAC section 101.2 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- Dental Licensure (DDS/DMD)
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22 TAC section 101.5 is effective today -- 05/10/2018 The initial, staggered dental license
registration periods will range from 18 months to 30 months. The length of the initial license
registration period will be determined by the licensee's birth month, but will be no less than
18 months. The expiration of the initial license will be based on the licensee's birth month.
Initial dental license fees will be prorated according to the number of months of the initial
license period.
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22 TAC section 102.1 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- Annual Renewal is now $107.00 and
for Faculty it will be $92.00
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22 TAC section 103.1 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- general statement about being in
good standing to qualify for licensure.
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22 TAC section 103.5 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- dental hygiene registration will now be
on a 2 year cycle
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22 TAC section 103.9 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- Military Dental Hygiene Licensure
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22 TAC section 104.1 is effective today -- 05/10/2018 (A) At least 16 hours of coursework must
be either technical or scientific as related to clinical care. The terms "technical" and "scientific"
as applied to continuing education shall mean that courses have significant intellectual or practical content and are designed to directly enhance the practitioner's knowledge and skill in providing clinical care to the individual patient.


(B) Up to 8 hours of coursework may be in risk-management courses. Acceptable "risk management" courses include courses in risk management, record-keeping, and ethics.
(C) Up to 8 hours of coursework may be self-study. These self-study hours must be provided by those entities cited in §104.2 of this title (relating to Providers). Examples of self-study courses
include correspondence courses, video courses, audio courses, and reading courses.
(D) Hours of coursework in the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) annual update course or in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) basic life support training may not be considered in the 24-hour requirement.
(E) Hours of coursework in practice finance may not be considered in the 24-hour requirement.
(3) Each licensee shall complete the jurisprudence assessment every four (4) years. This
requirement is in addition to the twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education required
biennially for the renewal of a license.
(4) A licensee may carry forward continuing education hours earned prior to a renewal period
which are in excess of the 24-hour requirement and such excess hours may be applied to
subsequent years' requirements. Excess hours to be carried forward must have been earned in a
classroom setting and within the one year immediately preceding the renewal period. A
maximum of 24 total excess credit hours may be carried forward.

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22 TAC section 107.104 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- a)Once an official investigation
commences, board staff shall notify the complainant and respondent of the filing of the
complaint and the commencing of the official investigation. The complainant and the respondent
shall receive notice of the complaint's status, at least quarterly, until final disposition of the
complaint, unless such notice would jeopardize an investigation.

(b)The official investigation of a complaint may include referral to a panel of experts for review
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22 TAC section 107.52 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- The notice shall include a statement that
the parties may attend the meeting of the board and provide up to a 10 minute oral argument or
submit up to a 10 page written argument
concerning the PFD before the board.

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22 TAC section 110.13 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- Required Preoperative Checklist for
Administration of Nitrous Oxide and Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 Sedation/Anesthesia

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22 TAC section 110.14 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- Policies and procedures develop by all
permit holders must include basic life support protocols, advanced cardiac life support rescue
protocols, and/or pediatric advanced cardiac life support rescue protocols if treating pediatric
patients, consistent with the requirements of §§110.3 - 110.6 of this chapter, as applied to the
permit holder.

(e) Policies and procedures developed by all permit holders must include, at a minimum, the
following documents:
(1) Specific protocols for response to a sedation/anesthesia emergency, including specific
protocols for advanced airway management techniques;
(2) Staff training log, documenting staff training in emergency prevention, recognition, and
response on at least an annual basis;
(3) Emergency drug log documenting annual reviews for assurance of unexpired supply;
(4) Equipment readiness log indicating annual reviews for assurance of function of the
equipment required by §110.15 of this chapter; and
(5) Individual office staff roles and responsibilities in response to an emergency, including roles
and responsibilities specific to a response to a respiratory emergency.

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22 TAC section 110.15 is effective today -- 05/10/2018- (2) an automated external defibrillator,
as defined by Section 779.001 of the Texas Health and Safety Code;

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22 TAC section 110.7 is effective today -- 05/10/2018-

(a) A dentist who applies for the issuance or renewal of a sedation/anesthesia permit must
include in the application a statement indicating whether the dentist provides or will provide a
permitted sedation/anesthesia service in more than one location.
(b) A dentist providing sedation/anesthesia services in more than one location remains
responsible for providing these services in strict compliance with all applicable laws and rules.
The dentist shall ascertain that the location is supplied, equipped, staffed, and maintained in a
condition to support provision of sedation/anesthesia services that meet the standard of care.

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22 TAC section 110.7 will be repealed on 05/10/2018.-

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the
state agency's legal authority to adopt

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22 TAC section 114.2 is effective today -- 05/10/2018 –

(2)Graduated from an accredited high school or holds a certificate of high school equivalency,
General Equivalency Diploma (GED);
(3)Submitted fingerprints for the retrieval of criminal history record information;

(4)Successfully completed a current hands-on course in basic life support; and,
(5)Either:
(A)taken and passed a course of instruction and an examination administered by the State
Board of Dental Examiners or its designated agent, that fulfills the requirements in subsection (h)
of this section; or,
(B)if the applicant is certified as a dental assistant by the Dental Assisting National Board,
taken and passed a jurisprudence examination administered by the State Board of Dental
Examiners or its designated agent.
(c)The State Board of Dental Examiners has established a staggered dental assistant registration
system comprised of initial registration periods followed by biennial registrations (i.e., renewals). The initial, staggered registration periods will range from 18 months to 30 months. The length of the initial registration period will be determined by the registrant's birth month, but will be no less than 18 months. The expiration of the initial registration will be based on the registrants' birth month. 
(d)Subsequent to the initial registration period, a registered dental assistant's biennial [annual]
renewal will occur on the first day of the month that follows the last month of the dental
assistant initial registration period.

(1)Approximately 60 days prior to the expiration date of the initial dental assistant registration
period, renewal notices will be mailed to all registered dental assistants who have that expiration
date.
(2)A dental assistant registered under this section who wishes to renew his or her registration
must:
(A)Pay a renewal fee set by Board rule;
(B)Submit proof that the applicant has successfully completed a current hands-on course in
basic life support; and,
(C)Complete continuing
education as required by §114.12 of this chapter.
(3)A registration expired for one year or more may not be renewed.
(4)Up to 6 hours of continuing education may be carried forward from the year preceding the
current renewal period.

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