Chapter 36-6A of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Examine and license dentists and dental hygienists. Examine and register dental assistants for radiology
Attached to the 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. Terms that end June 30,
2012, are extended to October 30, 2012. No member may serve more than 3 consecutive terms.
Frequency of Meetings:
3 meetings per year
Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:
Brittany Novotny, Executive Secretary
1351 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
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.