Oral Sedation Dentistry Regulations
Effective January 4, 2010: Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners Rule §10.44.12.08(D)(1) requires dentists to complete at least 24 hours of instructive classroom training with 20 clinical patient experiences, and obtain a Class 1 permit before providing their patients with moderate sedation using oral sedatives.*
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification or board-approved airway management training is also required.
*The permit is required when the intent is to achieve sedation beyond anxiolysis. When the intent is anxiolysis only, a permit is not required, but the ADA sedation guidelines recommend at least 16 hours of appropriate training (minimal sedation).
Permit Renewal Requirements (Oral and IV): Ten (10) hours CE every five (5) years..
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