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CE Courses: Nitrous, Controlled Substances, & Keeping Your License

TDA is offering 3 CE courses this month that we don’t want you to miss. (These courses are for TDA members only. Click here to renew your membership!)

Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Conscious Sedation Review
For Hygienists & Assistants Employed by TDA Members Only
Friday, March 12, 2021 | Live Interactive Webinar 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
Registration Deadline: March 8th


This course is designed to prepare the dental auxiliary (dental assistants and dental hygienists) to obtain certification in nitrous oxide monitoring as mandated by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. Nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation have been used safely and successfully to assist in the management of pain and anxiety. 

For full information, and to sign up, please click here.



Controlled Substances and Texas Dentists: Ethically Prescribe, Monitor and Apply Standards of Care to Successfully Manage Pain
One Course, Both Requirements – TDA Member Dentists Only
Friday, March 26, 2021  |  Live Interactive Webinar 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM CST


This presentation combines all dentists' controlled substance CE requirements into a single 4-hour course. The Texas State Board Dental Examiners will count the 2 hours of CE required for DEA permit holders (RULE §111.1 (b)) towards the 4 hours of CE required for all dentists providing direct patient care starting January 1, 2021 (RULE §104.1 (2)(B)). Upon completing this 4-hour course, you will meet required hours for both RULE §111.1 (b) and  RULE §104.1 (2)(B).

For full information, and to sign up, please click here.



It’s Your Dental License. Protect It!
For TDA Member Dentists Only
Wednesday, March 31, 2021  |  5:30-7:30 PM
Taught by TDA Sr. Policy Manager Diane Rhodes
2 Hours of TSBDE Risk Management CE (22 TAC Sec 104.1(2)(C))

Click here to register


Your dental license is the most valuable item you have. No person or entity may interfere with your professional judgment.

You must know the law and abide by it. You can’t rely on anyone else to protect your dental license—not your colleagues, not your employer, not anyone else. Sanctions can stay permanently on your record, and are accessible by the public for your entire dental career. 

This course educates participants about the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, the Dental Practice Act, dental board rules and other mandates relating to dental practice in Texas. The course includes the structure of the dental board, mission and philosophy, and the dental board’s powers and duties. It covers licensure, acts in violation of the practice of dentistry, and understanding and complying with Texas law relating to scope of dental practice, sedation and anesthesia, emergency preparedness, and the scope of practice of allied team members. It provides a compliance framework for adherence to regulatory guidelines as an effective risk management tool. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the Texas Dental Practice Act and Texas State Board of Dental Examiners’ rules and regulations. 
  • Understand the law and dental board regulations pertaining to such subjects as standard of care, emergency management, record keeping and allied dental team management. 
  • Understand and implement decision making as it applies to professional conduct.

To learn about what CE you need to take, click here for CE Requirements for Texas Dentists.
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