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Check Your Team Members’ Licenses and Registrations

We wanted to remind our members to check that your team members’ licenses and registrations are current. 

The dentist is responsible for all delegated acts performed by dental hygienists and dental assistants under their direction. This includes ensuring that the dental hygienists and registered dental assistants obtain and maintain current licenses and registrations.
 
  • Dental assistants taking patient x-rays must hold a current registration from the TSBDE.
  • Dental hygienists and Registered Dental Assistants monitoring nitrous oxide must have a specific N20 monitoring designation issued by the TSBDE. 
  • Dentists cannot delegate coronal polishing or pit & fissure sealants to dental assistants unless the dental assistant completed the required education and training prior to the delegation. Dentists are responsible for verifying that the dental assistant has at least 2 years’ experience, current basic life support, and completed the required 8 hours didactic and clinical education in coronal polishing and/or pit and fissure sealants prior to delegating those procedures. 
Click here to check a hygiene license. 
Click here to check a dental assistant registration.

Dentists must perform ongoing due diligence to ensure that all team members working in the dentist’s practice remain in compliance with the TSBDE’s license and registration requirements. 

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