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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.


Standards & Guidelines


Minimal and Moderate Sedation Services (non-hospital facilities)

  • This document was revised in June 2016. For details, see our list of changes (PDF).
  • Pediatric Moderate Sedation: a moratorium is in place to allow the Sedation Committee to review the safety of this modality and make its recommendations to the CDSBC Board. More information is available here (PDF).

A previous addendum was consolidated into the document in August 2018.

Deep Sedation

December 2016 addendum

March 2016 addendum

General Anaesthesia

December 2016 addendum

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 >>


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