Oral Sedation Dentistry Regulations
Effective February 2, 2011: Kentucky Board of Dentistry Rule 201 KAR 8:550E § 6(4)(b) requires dentists to complete at least 24 hours of instructive classroom training, document 3 live patient cases, and obtain a permit before providing their adult patients with moderate sedation using oral sedatives.*
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification or board-approved airway management training is also required.
*Dentists currently providing adult oral sedation may continue to do so without a permit until January 1, 2012 and can receive a permit by submitting 24 hours of didactic education plus 20 sedation records documenting their experience. Pediatric minimal sedation (<13yo) requires a 24-hour pediatric-specific course and a permit as well.
Permit Renewal Requirements (Oral and IV): Six (6) hours of CE every two (2) years.