Florida: Oral, IV and Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Regulations

The Florida Board of Dentistryrequires a dentist to complete a 60-hour I.V. sedation course, administer 20 clinical patient cases, and obtain a permit before providing oral or IV conscious sedation to dental patients.*

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*When the intent is single-agent anxiolysis only, a sedation permit is not required. NOTE: a dispensing permit is required to dispense any oral sedative in-office.

Permit Renewal Requirements: Four (4) hours every two (2) years of CE required for permit renewal.

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NOTE: Every dental office in he state of Florida is required to have an automated external defibrillator(AED). The dentist and staff must be prepared to use this equipment in an emergency.

Florida: Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Regulations

Sedation dentistry for children is a unique science and requires pediatric-specific training. The standard of care for providing pediatric sedation requires several hours of instructive classroom training with clinically-oriented experiences. Learn more about Pediatric Sedation Training Courses availabe nationwide.

IV Sedation Regulations

Most states require dentists to complete a 60-hour didactic course followed by 20 actual clinical patient cases of IV administration plus a permit in order to provide their patients with IV sedation. Find an IV Sedation Training course.