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Library: Policy

317:30-5-696.1. Conscious Sedation

Issued 2-1-07

     Payment is made for medical and surgical services performed by a dentist to the extent such services may be performed under State law either by a doctor of dental surgery or dental medicine, when those services would be covered if performed by a physician.  Payment is made to Dentists who have received appropriate formal education in conscious (moderate) sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia and are qualified to use these modalities in practice.

  • (1)Training to competency in conscious (moderate) sedation techniques may be acquired at the predoctoral, postgraduate, graduate, or continuing education level.  Dentists who wish to utilize conscious (moderate) sedation are expected to successfully complete formal training which is structured in accordance with the American Dental Association's educational guidelines as well as the board of Dentistry for the State in which they practice.

  • (2)The knowledge and skills required for the administration of deep sedation and general anesthesia are beyond the scope of pre-doctoral and continuing education.  Only dentists who have successfully completed an accredited/approved residency program in anesthesiology, for the administration of anesthetic agents will be permitted to provide and bill for this service.

  • (3)All anesthesia services must be provided in accordance with OAC 317:30-5-7.

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