Oral Sedation Dentistry Regulations
Effective June 1, 2011: Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Rule §110.5 requires dentists to complete a 24-hour accredited training course with 10 clinically-oriented experiences, and obtain a Level 2 permit before providing their patients with moderate sedation using oral sedatives.*
* When the intent is minimal sedation with a single oral sedative (with or without nitrous), a 16-hour course is required. Dentists holding oral sedation permits before June 1, 2011 are grandfathered into minimal sedation, but are allowed to provide moderate oral sedation until January 1, 2013. In order for grandfathered dentists to continue providing moderate oral sedation after January 1, 2013, they must meet the training requirements for moderate oral sedation before that date.