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Legislative News:

85th Legislature Texas Budget and Health Care Legislation Summary

Learn more about the status of bills from the 85th legislature at Texas Legislature Online.

Find out who represents you and contact them here.

Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

Rulemaking actions will be posted in the Texas Register which is a weekly publication that serves as the journal for state agency rulemaking for Texas. Once published the public has 30 days in which to respond.

Board Meetings are held in the William P. Hobby Jr., Building, Tower 2, Suite 225.

New HIPAA Requirements per the Texas Medical Privacy Act - Must renew once every 2 years.

As of September 1, 2012 all Texas Healthcare Providers will be required to have in place the stricter HIPAA requirements (House Bill 300 / HB 300) set in place by Governor Rick Perry. This bill mandates stricter Patient Privacy Protection and enforces stronger penalties for violations relating to your Electronic Health Records (EHR) & Protected Health Information (PHI).

Go to for your 1 1/2 hour individual or group online training course and receive your HIPAA certification and wallet card.

Continuing Education Requirements for Annual Renewal of Dental or Dental Hygiene License, Rule 104.1

Certification Requirements for Dental Assistants, Rule 114.12

Approved Providers for Continuing Education Courses, Rule 104.2

TSBDE Information on Continuing Education for Dental Providers

Texas Jurisprudence Requirements for Dentists and Dental Hygienists