The Mission of the
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

The Mission of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners is to protect the public health and safety and promote high quality and safe dental care by providing enforcement, licensing, peer assistance, and related information services to licensees and their patients.

TSBDE Sunset Bill Signed by Governor Abbott

Click here to read the full text of SB 313.

Harvey Relief for Licensees

The Governor has suspended Sec. 257.002 (license renewal) of the Texas Occupations Code in order to assist licensees and permit holders. This suspension is in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the Tropical Depression Harvey disaster declaration is lifted or expires. For more information, please contact the Licensing Division at (512) 463-0235.

UPDATE - Hurricane Harvey Relief



Upcoming Board Meeting Notice

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners with be holding its next board meeting on September 22, 2017, starting at 8:30 A.M.  The board meeting will be held in the Hobby Building in Tower 2, Suite 225.

Please click on this link for the Board Meeting Agenda.

Advisory Committee on Dental Anesthesia

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) Advisory Committee on Dental Anesthesia is created pursuant to Section 258.202 of the Texas Occupations Code and 22 Tex. Admin. Code 100.12.  A licensee of TSBDE or the Texas Medical Board (TMB) may use this application to request consideration for appointment by TSBDE to the Advisory Committee on Dental Anesthesia. Direct questions to TSBDE Director, Kelly Parker, at kparker@tsbde.texas.gov or (512) 475-0987. All applications must be recieved by October 15th.

Dental Assistant Certificates to be abolished: Coronal Polishing and Pit & Fissure Sealants 

Please click here to learn more about the Dental Assistant certificates being abolished on September 1, 2017.

Prescription Monitoring Program

For more information about the Prescription Monitoring Program and requirements for dentists who prescribe controlled substances, click here.

Current Temporary Suspensions

The following licenses have been temporarily suspended by an executive committee of the Board pursuant to Section 263.004 of the Texas Occupations Code:

No. 21102 Jerry L. Teague, DDS on August 31, 2016