Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

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 Issues Press Release Addressing Patient Death Concerns

Please click here for the full press release.


Office Closure

The TSBDE will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of President's Day.


Recent 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. 10420 Robert S. Kent, DDS on January 25, 2016

No. 21310 Bethaniel Jefferson, DDS on January 20, 2016

No. 25687 D. William Gary, DDS on December 14, 2015

No. 19121 Craig Morris, DDS on November 17, 2015

No. 52007  & No. 2780 Joann Kramer, NDA on November 17, 2015

No. 69419 Crystal Cortes, RDA on September 8, 2015


Sunset Review of the TSBDE

The mission and performance of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners is under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency's funds are well spent. Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.   Click here for more information on the Sunset review process and learn how you can contribute.


Annual Renewal Fee Changes Became Effective September 1, 2015

Annual renewal fees for dentists, dental hygienists and dental labs changed effective September 1, 2015.  There are no fee changes for renewing a Registered Dental Assistant Certificate or a Pit and Fissure Sealant Certificate at this time.  For more information about the recent fee changes, click here.