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
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:
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.
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