Many state dental boards require onsite inspections for dentist offices that wish to provide sedation and anesthesia services to their patients. Conscious Sedation Consulting is offering an onsite continuing education program for dentist offices to be prepared and to successfully complete a sedation inspection. We will come to your facility and provide a 1-day (8 hours) onsite sedation continuing education program for your office and staff.
Typically state dental boards will outline what is expected of you during a sedation office inspection in their regulations or requirements. Below is a sample from The Dental Board of California website (http://www.dbc.ca.gov/)
“The evaluation of an applicant for a permit shall consist of two parts:
(a) Demonstration of a General Anesthesia. A dental procedure utilizing general anesthesia administered by the applicant must be observed and evaluated. Any anesthesia technique that is routinely employed can be demonstrated. The patient shall be monitored while anesthetized and during recovery from anesthesia in the manner prescribed by section 1682 of the code.
The applicant for a permit must demonstrate that he or she has knowledge of the uses of the equipment required by section 1043.3(a) and is capable of using that equipment.
(b) Demonstration of a Conscious Sedation. A dental procedure utilizing conscious sedation administered by the applicant must be observed and evaluated. Any conscious sedation technique that is routinely employed can be demonstrated. The patient shall be monitored while sedated and during recovery from sedation in the manner prescribed by section 1682 of the code. The applicant for a permit must demonstrate that he or she has knowledge of the uses of the equipment required by section 1043.3(a) and is capable of using that equipment.
(c) Simulated Emergencies. Knowledge of and a method of treatment must be physically demonstrated by the dentist and his or her operating team for the following emergencies:
(1) Airway obstruction
(3) Emesis and aspiration of foreign material under anesthesia
(4) Angina pectoris
(5) Myocardial infarction
(8) Cardiac arrest
(9) Allergic reaction
(13) Respiratory depression”
This program provides CE and prepares participants by didactic instruction, simulation with hands on training by conducting sedation and medical emergency scenarios and drills.
Dental Office Facilities and Sedation Operatory Equipment Requirements
Oxygen Delivery Systems
Recovery Room Area
Airway Management Equipment and Supplies
Patient Monitoring and Diagnostic Equipment
Medical Emergency Management Equipment and Supplies
Medical History and Physical Evaluation Records
Anesthesia and Sedation Records
Patients Consents and Discharge Instructions
Emergency Medications and Crash Cart Setup
Sedation Drugs and Methods of Administration
Patient Monitoring by Sedation Assistant and Staff
State Dental Board Sedation Regulations and Requirements
Adverse Event Reporting
Mock Sedation Inspection
Many of our faculty members are experienced state board sedation/anesthesia evaluators.
Participants receive 8 hours of CE credit, samples of sedation related forms,
ongoing faculty support and recommendations.
*The price for this service is $4500 and includes travel and lodging.
A 50% deposit of $2250 is required to schedule this program at your office.
This onsite dental sedation consult is a great way to prepare staff and yourself to provide safe sedation services to your patients.
Call us to discuss scheduling at 888-581-4448 or email us