Iowa: Oral, Pediatric and IV Sedation Dentistry Regulations

The Iowa Dental Board requires 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 moderate sedation to dental patients.*

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*When the intent is single-agent minimal sedation only, a permit is not required, but the ADA sedation guidelines recommend at least 16 hours of training.


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Iowa: Nitrous

Iowa Dental Board Rule §650-29.6(a) requires dentists to complete at least 14 hours of classroom and clinical training, and obtain a permit before providing their patients with minimal sedation using nitrous-oxide and an oral sedative.

Clinically tested and up-to-date nitrous-oxide and oral minimal sedation techniques are being taught at a training program in Dallas, TX (October 20-21, 2017) that meets these requirements.

Special sessions regarding patient selection/assessment, airway management, medical emergencies, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, contraindications, documentation, certification, monitoring, inventory, and dispensing of medications are also included.

This course provides 16 hours of CE credits and may be applied to your CE requirements for license renewal. DOCS Education is an AGD PACE-approved provider [#217651].

*Dentists in Iowa who practice minimal sedation using nitrous-oxide and an oral sedative without a current permit may face fines and reprimands

Iowa: 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