A. Except as provided in subsection C, the Board shall require any dentist who provides
or administers sedation or anesthesia in a dental office to obtain either a conscious/moderate
sedation permit or a deep sedation/general anesthesia permit issued by the Board. The Board shall establish by regulation reasonable education, training, and equipment
standards for safe administration and monitoring of sedation and anesthesia to patients
in a dental office.
B. A permit for conscious/moderate sedation shall not be required if a permit has
been issued for the administration of deep sedation/general anesthesia.
C. This section shall not apply to:
1. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon who maintains membership in the American Association
of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and who provides the Board with reports
which result from the periodic office examinations required by AAOMS; or
2. Any dentist who administers or prescribes medication or administers nitrous oxide/oxygen
or a combination of a medication and nitrous oxide/oxygen for the purpose of inducing
anxiolysis or minimal sedation consistent with the Board's regulations.
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