Oral Sedation Dentistry Regulations
The Alberta Dental Association and College advises dentists to complete a "training program, designed to produce competency in the use of the specific modality of conscious sedation, including indications, contraindications, patient evaluation, patient selection, pharmacology of relevant drugs, and management of potential adverse reactions" and obtain a Modality 3 permit before providing their patients with minimal or moderate sedation using an oral sedative with nitrous, supplemental dosing of an oral sedative, or more than one sedative agent.*
*Even when the intent is only a single dose of a single sedative (without nitrous), the ADA&C still advises “successful completion of a training program designed to produce competency in the specific modality of sedation utilized.”
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