Oral Sedation Dentistry Regulations
Effective November 20, 2015, Louisiana State Board of Dentistry Rule §§1503-1504 requires a dentist to complete at least 24 total hours of instructive classroom training, a component on handling emergencies, document 3 live patient cases, and obtain a permit before providing conscious sedation to their adult patients using oral sedatives.*
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is also required.
*When the intent is oral Anxiolysis only, a permit is not required. Pediatric sedation (<13yo) requires an additional 8 hours of pediatric-specific training with 10 clinical cases and a permit.
Permit Renewal Requirements: Sixteen (16) hours every six (6) years. Three (3) ACLS hours count towards renewal hours & Six (6) PALS hours count toward renewal hours.
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