At the June 18, 2021, Board meeting, the TSBDE voted to allow the COVID-19 emergency rule 108.7 to expire. Dental professionals are encouraged to continue following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guidance for Dental Settings.

Emergency Rule §108.7 Minimum Standard of Care, General — Effective on February 19, 2021, expired on June 18, 2021

For your reference, this PDF includes the highlighted changes that were made to the updated emergency rule 108.7 (effective February 19, 2021). A strikethrough indicates the language was removed. 

CDC Guidance for Dental Settings during COVID updated December 4, 2020

Click here for Emergency Rule 108.7 in response to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-1 – Effective date: August 25, 2020

NIOSH-Approved N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirators: Updated May 5, 2020

Respirator – Trusted-Source Information

Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval

ADA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Dentists

CDC Resources

Resources for Clinics and Healthcare Facilities

What Healthcare Personnel Should Know about Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection.

COVID-19 Materials Now Available in ASL

Important Announcement from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)


The offices of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners are open and operational, and we will continue to perform the essential functions of our agency while providing the highest level of service possible. Please note that many of our staff are working remotely and our physical office is not open for visitors. The best way to contact the office for all issues is by email at licensinghelp@tsbde.texas.gov.