All dentists or certified specialists who administer minimal or moderate sedation must comply with the requirements outlined in the most current version of CDSBC's
Minimal and Moderate Sedation Services (non-hospital facilities) Standards (and related addendum).
Note: those who administer
only minimal sedation do not need to register their sedation qualifications with CDSBC.
CDSBC registers qualifications for three levels of
You must advise the College of your intent to provide moderate sedation either in your own facility or as a visiting practitioner by emailing
If you own a dental office and intend to administer moderate sedation to your patients, you must first register your qualifications with CDSBC.
If you own a dental office and administer parenteral (IV) moderate sedation, you must inform the College by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the register of facilities administering parenteral (IV) moderate sedation.
You are responsible for ensuring that any visiting dentist or physician who administers sedation in your office has the appropriate qualifications.
If you own a dental office, and intend to have another dentist or physician administer parenteral (IV) moderate sedation, you must inform the College by emailing
email@example.com to be added to the register of facilities that administer parenteral (IV) moderate sedation.
If you intend to administer moderate sedation to patients in other dentists’ offices, you must have your qualifications registered with the College.
Only registrants who have registered their qualifications and been approved by CDSBC to provide moderate sedation to patients aged 12 and under are permitted to do so.
Registrants who wish to provide pediatric moderate sedation are advised that CDSBC does not recognize short-course format (less than one year) training for 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).
*Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination offered by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
If you have questions, please email