(a)To renew a certificate of registration 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.]
(b)[ (c)] A dental assistant
may fulfill the continuing education requirement through board-approved
self-study, interactive computer courses, or lecture courses. All
continuing education must be offered by providers approved under 22
Texas Administrative Code §104.2.
[(d) Dental assistants shall select
and participate in continuing education courses offered by or endorsed
[(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.]
The agency certifies that legal counsel
reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's
legal authority to adopt.
Filed with the Office
of the Secretary of State on June 8, 2018
W. Boyd Bush, Jr.
State Board of Dental Examiners
Earliest possible date of adoption: July 22, 2018
For further information, please call: (512) 475-0987