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Member Center: Allied Staff

Dear Allied Dental Staff:

Any allied dental staff member in South Dakota may become a member of the South Dakota Dental Association.

Any dental hygienist or advanced dental assistant licensed in South Dakota or any dental assistant or dental office employee who is employed in a dental office in South Dakota is eligible to become an Allied Member of the SDDA

Membership in the SDDA provides allied staff with a number of member benefits, including:

  • Reduced registration fees for all continuing education courses offered by the SDDA, including annual session.
  • A statewide network of dental professionals who share common goals and concerns.
  • A subscription to Allied Staff News, a newsletter for allied staff in South Dakota.
  • Reduced fees for listings on the Placement Service (on-line employment listings).
  • Free use of prevention and education resources and materials from the SDDA.
  • Reduced Disability Insurance rates for purchase by members.

If you have any questions about allied staff membership, please feel free to contact SDDA Executive Director, Paul Knecht at 605-224-9133.

Click here for a membership application. Annual dues for allied staff are $35.00.
 
Student Allied Membership
 
Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students are now able to become Allied Staff members also.
Click here for a membership application. Annual dues for Student Allied staff are $35.00.

SDDA News

2016 Legislative Session 
 

House Bill 1104 would allow more flexibility in the way dentists supervise dental hygienists working under collaborative supervision and strikes the special exemption given to Delta Dental two years ago for their pilot project on the Reservations.    

The bill adds the term “oral health review” to the Dental Practice Act defining it as a “limited assessment of a person's oral health through a dentist's review of dental and medical history following a limited clinical inspection by a dental hygienist working under collaborative supervision.”