Oral Sedation Dentistry Regulations
Effective February 28, 2013: Missouri State Board of Dentistry Rule §4 CSR 110-4.020(8) requires that dentists complete the following to obtain a (adult) moderate oral sedation permit: A comprehensive training program in adult moderate oral sedation; at least 15 additional hours of continuing education pertaining to medical emergencies, anesthesia complications, and patient management; and ensure that two dental staff members are patient monitoring-certified.*
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification can substitute for the 15 additional hours of CE.
*When the intent is adult or pediatric minimal sedation only, a permit and training are not required, but the ADA sedation guidelines recommend at least 16 hours of appropriate training.