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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. Annul dues for Student Allied staff are $35.00.

SDDA News

Changes to the Dental Practice Act Proposed

The South Dakota Board of Dentistry is in the midst of a rewrite of the South Dakota Dental Practice Act. It has been nearly 20 years since the last major update to the Practice Act. The SDDA has formed a task force to review the Board's proposed changes and to provide insight and recommendations to both the Board of Dentistry and the SDDA Board of Trustees. A draft of the Board's proposed changes can be requested from the Board at:sdboardofdentistry.com