Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry

Our mission is to protect the public by regulating the professions of dentistry
and dental hygiene in Louisiana in accordance with the Dental Practice Act.




There have recently been changes to controlled substances regulations both in Louisiana and on the federal level.

Act 397 of the 2014 Legislature
Effective August 1, in Louisiana, carisoprodol (Soma, Acipodal, Carisol, Carisoma), which had previously been a Schedule IV drug, has been placed in Schedule II.

DEA Scheduling Action
As of August 18, tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet, Mydol, etc.) is now controlled and has been placed in Schedule IV.  Every DEA registrant
currently in possession of tramadol must take an inventory of it in accordance with DEA regulations.  If you do not wish to handle controlled substanaces, you must surrender it according to 21 CFR ยง1307.21 or transfer it to a DEA registrant.




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