Oral Sedation Dentistry Regulations
Louisiana State Board of Dentistry Rule §1509 requires a dentist to complete at least 8 total hours of instructive classroom training, a component on handling emergencies, 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 and a permit.
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