Oral Sedation Dentistry Regulations
Effective February 11, 2009: Maine Board of Dental Examiners Rule §02-313 Chapter 14(III)(C)(5)(a)(i) requires a dentist to complete at least 24 hours of instructive classroom training, document 3 live patient experiences, and obtain a Level I permit before providing their adult patients with moderate sedation using oral sedatives (incl. Valium®)*
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is also required.
*When the intent is minimal sedation only, a permit is not required.
Permit Renewal Requirements: Six (6) hours every two (2) years. ACLS qualifies for renewal.
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