Oral Sedation Dentistry Regulations
After November 1, 2016: Virginia Board of Dentistry Rule §18VAC60-20-120(F) requires dentists to complete a single program of at least 60 hours of instructive classroom training with 20 clinical patient cases, and to obtain and display their permit before providing their patients with moderate sedation using oral sedatives.*
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is required for the moderate oral sedation permit. (PALS is required if patients are <13yo.)
Please contact a DOCS Education customer service representative at (877) 325-3627 to explore your options or if you want to update your training.
For a complete list of dates and locations for sedation dentistry courses go to DOCSeducation.com
*Minimal sedation does not require a permit, but the Virginia Board of Dentistry wants a dentist who utilizes anxiolysis or inhalation analgesia to have training in and knowledge of medications used, the appropriate dosages and the potential complications of administration.
Moderate sedation permit renewal requirements: Four (4) hours of CE every two (2) years. Hygienists as well.
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