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.


Quarterly Newsletter

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Licensing Expo 2017

This year new dental school and dental hygiene school graduates will have the opportunity to come to one of our Licensing Expo days to get their license application approved on-the-spot!  Applicants will need to bring in the required documentation.  For more information and a checklist of items to bring with you click on one of these links:

Friday, May 26   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for recent Dental Hygiene School (RDH) Graduates

Friday, June 9    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for recent Dental School (DDS) Graduates


Blue Ribbon Panel on Dental Anesthesia/Sedation Safety Report to Texas Sunset Advisory Commission

Click here to read the report submitted to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission on January 4, 2017.  

Click here to read our press release on the BRP's testimony at the January 11, 2017 Sunset Advisory Commission Meeting.


Prescription Monitoring Program

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


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. 15983 John M. Garza, DDS on January 27, 2017

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

No. 14692 Daniel Sena, DDS on August 31, 2016

No. 23346 Joshua Robbins, DDS on June 16, 2016

No. 10232 Julio Salmeron, RDA on March 30, 2016

No. 10420 Robert S. Kent, DDS on January 25, 2016

No. 21310 Bethaniel Jefferson, DDS on January 20, 2016 (now Revoked)

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