September 2014- Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Proposed Rules Posted in Register

The SBDE has released the proposed rules for 30-day comment! Several of these rules indicate sweeping change in the definition of ownership of a dental practice and the responsibilities of a Dentist owner. Check out the rules posted on the Secretary of State Register.
Once you access the link, look for the Dental Board rule and then click on the rule number and it will take you to the right place!

If you want to comment on these PROPOSED rule changes you have 30 days! (Last Day to comment October 5, 2014.)
Send your comments to Simone Salloum, Assistant General Counsel, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-800, Austin, TX 78732 or email:

I am very curious to hear what you think!

The Rule Changes in this Register:

Dental Licensure 101.1
Licensure by Examination 101.2, 101.3
Temporary Licensure 101.4
Provisional Licencing 101.12
Fees 102.1
Temporary Suspension 107.27
Administrative Penalties 107.300
Names of Dentists 108.4
Business Promotion 108.52
Contractual Agreements 108.70 (HUGE CHANGES HERE)
Professional Conduct 108.15 (withdrawn)
Ownership of a Dental Practice 108.74 (HUGE CHANGES HERE)
Amendments to Dental Assistant Permitted Duties 114.1
Dental Assistant Registration 114.6
Dental School Registration 117.2