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​General Anaesthesia

All dentists or certified specialists who administer general anaesthesia must comply with the requirements outlined in CDSBC's:

General Anaesthesia (GA) Standards and Guidelines

Do you:

I intend to administer general anaesthesia to patients in my office

If you own a dental office and intend to administer general anaesthesia to your patients, you must register your qualifications with CDSBC and must apply to have your facility inspected by the College.

  • To register your qualifications, please complete the Application for Registration of Qualifications (PDF) and submit it to the College with the applicable fee (C$150). Please allow 2-3 months for your application to be processed.
  • To apply for facility authorization, please complete the Application for Facility Authorization (PDF) and submit it to the College with the applicable fee (C$3,000). Facility inspection and authorization typically takes 6-8 months.

I intend to have another dentist or physician administer general anaesthesia to patients in my office

If you own a dental office, and intend for another dentist or physician to administer general anaesthesia, you must have your facility inspected by the College. Please be aware that you are responsible for ensuring that any visiting dentist or physician who provides sedation in your office has the appropriate qualifications.

  • To apply for facility authorization, please complete the Application for Facility Authorization (PDF) and submit it to the College with the applicable fee (C$3,000). Facility inspection and authorization typically takes 6-8 months.

I intend to administer general anaesthesia to patients in other dentists’ offices

If you intend to administer general anaesthesia to patients in dental offices approved to do so by CDSBC, you must have your qualifications registered with the College.

  • To register your qualifications, please complete the Application for Registration of Qualifications (PDF) and submit it to the College with the applicable fee (C$150).
    Please allow 2-3 months for your application to be processed.

Questions?

If you have questions, please email sedation@cdsbc.org.