TSBDE - New Rule On Use of Abbreviations By Dentists
The SBDE decided this and the other new advertising rules will become effective on 05/01/13. However, they will not begin enforcement of the new rules until 09/01/13.
Dental Compliance Specialists will be hosting a webinar in March to go over the new rules so please stay tuned!
New Rules by The State Board of Dental Examiner to be published by Texas Register 2/15/2013
TITLE 22 EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 5 STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 108 PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
SUBCHAPTER E BUSINESS PROMOTION
RULE �108.56 Certifications, Degrees, Fellowships, Memberships and Other Credentials
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule
(a)Dentists may advertise credentials earned in dentistry so long as they avoid any communications that express or imply specialization in a recognized specialty, or specialization in an area of dentistry that is not recognized as a specialty, or attainment of an earned academic degree. (b) A listing of credentials shall be separate and clearly distinguishable from the dentist's designation as a dentist. A listing of credentials may not occupy the same line as the dentist's name and designation as a dentist. Any use of abbreviations to designate credentials shall be accompanied by a definition of the acronym immediately following the credential.
(c)The provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall not be required in materials not intended for business promotion or public dissemination, such as peer-to-peer communications.
This agency hereby certifies that the adoption has been reviewed by legal counsel and found to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.
Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on February 4, 2013
State Board of Dental Examiners
Effective date: May 1, 2013
Proposal publication date: December 7, 2012
For further information, please call: (512) 475-0977