By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law
On November 13, 2017, The Florida Board of Dentistry updated rules and terminology for the use of anesthesia. The Board changed terminology from “conscious sedation” or “pediatric conscious sedation” to “moderate sedation” or “pediatric moderate sedation.”
The updates were done to ensure that the terminology adequately describes the type of anesthesia that is being performed.
Existing Permit Holders.
If you are a dentist that currently holds a “conscious sedation” or “pediatric conscious sedation” permit, you will receive a new permit with the updated terminology. The Board made no substantive changes to the definition or level of permit.
For more information on the requirements, rules and the process of getting a “moderate sedation” or “pediatric moderate sedation” permit, click here.
View the complete updated anesthesia rules including rules for all permit holders.
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Today’s FDA. “Information About The Florida Board of Dentistry.” www.floridadental.org. (February 27, 2018). Web.
“Important Update Regarding Conscious Sedation and Pediatric Conscious Sedation Permit Holders.” The Florida Board of Dentistry. (February 27, 2018). Web.
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