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​​​​​​​​Sedation and Anaesthesia

All general dentists and certified specialists administering sedation and general anaesthesia must adhere to the requirements outlined in CDSBC’s relevant standards and guidelines.

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Documentation

Standards & Guidelines

​Addenda

Minimal and Moderate Sedation Services (non-hospital facilities)

  • Emergency equipment/drugs information was revised in January 2019. See s.6, Appendix C and Appendix D.

  • This document was revised in June 2016. For details, see our list of changes (PDF).
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  • Pediatric Moderate Sedation (Updated 2019):
    • Registrants may only administer moderate sedation (both oral and parenteral) to patients who are 12 years of age and under in out-of-hospital dental facilities when they:
    • Are qualified and authorized to provide deep sedation and/or general anaesthesia, or
    • Have completed training in a formal postgraduate program in pediatric dentistry that meets CDSBC Standards.
    • Practitioners who do not fall under these categories must cease provision of moderate sedation services to patients 12 years of age and younger. Registrants who do not meet the specific requirements but wish to provide moderate sedation to patients 12 years old and younger may submit their Registration of Qualifications for the Sedation & General Anaesthetic Services Committee’s consideration by December 27, 2019.



  • A prev​​ious addendum was consolidated into the document in August 2018.

Deep Sedation

  • Emergency equipment/drugs information was revised January 2019. See Chapter II - Emergency Armamentarium.


December 2016 addendum (updated September 2019)

March 2016 addendum

General Anaesthesia

  • Emergency equipment/drugs information was revised January 2019. See Chapter II - Emergency Armamentarium.


December 2016 addendum(updated September 2019)

March 2016 addendum

2010 addendum

Register your sedation qualifications / apply for facility authorization

General dentists and certified specialists who intend to provide moderate sedation, deep sedation or general anaesthesia must have their qualifications approved by CDSBC.

Facilities where deep sedation and/or general anaesthesia will be administered must first be inspected and authorized.

Learn about the sedation modalities, how to register your sedation qualifications, and how to apply for facility authorization >>

Questions?

Learn more about sedation and anaesthesia here. If you have questions, please contact sedation@cdsbc.org.