Board Information

Chapter 36-6A of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Examine and license dentists and dental hygienists. Examine and register dental assistants for radiology
Department of Health
Seven members appointed by the Governor: 1. Five dentists in active practice in South Dakota with five years experience; 2. One Lay Person and a resident of SD for at least five years; and, 3. One Dental hygienist in active practice in South Dakota for five years. No party requirements.
Term of Appointment:
Terms shall expire on October 30 on the third year of appointment. No member may serve more than three consecutive full terms.

Frequency of Meetings:
3 meetings per year

Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:

Contact Info:
Brittany Novotny, Executive Secretary 1351 N. Harrison Ave. Pierre, SD 57501 605-224-1282

Mission Statement:
To protect the health and safety of the consumer public from the services of unqualified dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants by licensure of qualified persons, enforcement of the statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of dentistry, including the inspection of facilities and appropriate resolution of complaints.