CDSBC does not pre-approve moderate sedation courses. It is the responsibility of the dentist to ensure that the proposed sedation course fulfills the educational requirements set out in the Minimal & Moderate Sedation Services in Dentistry Guidelines for the safe provision of moderate sedation. The course requirements are below:
All dentists who wish to provide moderate sedation, deep sedation or general anaesthesia must register and have their qualifications approved by the College.
To register your qualifications, please complete the Application for Registration of Qualifications and submit it to the College (Fee: C$125).
Dentists who wish to provide deep sedation and/or general anaesthesia must also apply to have their facility inspected and authorized by the College before providing these services.
To apply for facility authorization, please complete the Application for Facility Authorization and submit it to the College (Fees: deep sedation facility C$2,000, general anaesthesia facility C$3,000).
All dental practitioners offering sedation and general anaesthesia must adhere to the requirements outlined in the College’s guidelines for provision of these services.
The Minimal and Moderate Sedation Services in Dentistry Guidelines are currently under review. For more information and to read the draft guidelines, click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Jannah Rulfs, Sedation Program Coordinator, at 604-736-3621.
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