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Frequently Asked Questions on Enteral Conscious Sedation

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Frequently Asked Questions on Enteral Conscious Sedation

  1. 1. Texas State Board of Dental Examiners 333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 800 Frequently Asked Questions on Austin, Texas 78701 Phone: (512) 463-6400 Enteral Conscious Sedation Fax: (512) 463-7452 Q. What is enteral conscious sedation? Answer: Sedation administered through the alimentary tract, either orally or rectally. Q. How do I determine if I need a permit? Answer: If you are prescribing or administering enteral conscious sedation primarily for the purpose of behavior management, you need a permit. Minor tranquilizers used for anxiolysis taken outside the office do not require a permit unless used in combination with nitrous/oxide/oxygen inhalation conscious sedation. A permit is not required for the administration of Schedule II drugs prescribed for control. Q. What are the requirements for a permit? Answer: You may qualify for the enteral conscious sedation permit if you meet any of the listed criteria: 1) You have completed an ADA accredited post-doctoral specialty training program that appropriate training necessary to administer and manage enteral sedation (i.e., specialty programs, General Practice Residency, or Advanced Education in General Dentistry); or 2) You have completed training in the administration of enteral sedation in dental school (proof of at least five clinical cases reflecting provision of enteral sedation must be provided); or 3) You have completed training in the administration of enteral sedation in an intensive level continuing education course (Proof of at least five clinical cases reflecting provision of enteral sedation must be provided) or 4) You have completed the two-day enteral conscious sedation course in Pediatric Dentistry approved and developed by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (information follows); or 5) You have completed a two-day enteral conscious sedation course approved by the State Board of Dental Examiners. Q. When will I be required by the SBDE to have the permit? Answer: Chapter 110 – Enteral Conscious Sedation rules became effective December 31, 2001. All practitioners prescribing or administering enteral conscious sedation for behavior management should have been permitted by December 31, 2001 to maintain compliance with the SBDE rules. Please note that all anesthesia permit applications are presented to SBDE for review and approval. DDS Ent Cons Sed Perm FAQ.doc
  2. 2. Texas State Board of Dental Examiners 333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 800 Frequently Asked Questions on Austin, Texas 78701 Phone: (512) 463-6400 Enteral Conscious Sedation Fax: (512) 463-7452 Q. I am a general dentist that provides treatment for adults only. Do I need a permit? Answer: If you are prescribing or administering enteral conscious sedation primarily for behavior manage- ment, YES. If you are administering minor tranquilizers for anxiety control, not in combination with nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation conscious sedation, NO. If you are administering minor tranquilizers for anxiety control, in combination with nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation conscious sedation, YES. Careful review of SBDE Rule 110.3 – Permit Requirements for Clinical Provisions at (c) and (d) to determine if your circumstances warrant a permit. Q. How much is the application fee and will it be renewed annually? Answer: The sedation/anesthesia permit application fee remains $28.75. Once approved, the permits will be renewed annually at the time of licensure for a $5 fee. Q. What continuing education is required for the renewal of the permit? Answer: All enteral conscious sedation permit holders will be required to complete six hours of continuing education in enteral conscious sedation every three years. Q. I already have a nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation conscious sedation permit. Do I have to re-apply for an enteral conscious sedation permit? Answer: Possibly. Administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation conscious sedation in combination with enteral administration of any agent, including minor tranquilizers used for anxiolysis, requires both an enteral permit and a nitrous permit. Q. Where do I get appropriate training to qualify for a permit? Answer: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry offers the approved two-day enteral conscious sedation course. You may contact the AAPD course coordinator, Catherine Hay, at 312-337-2169 for details on location and registration for this course. You may also visit the AAPD website at www.aapd.org You may not register for this course through the SBDE office. DDS Ent Cons Sed Perm FAQ.doc
  3. 3. Texas State Board of Dental Examiners 333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 800 Frequently Asked Questions on Austin, Texas 78701 Phone: (512) 463-6400 Enteral Conscious Sedation Fax: (512) 463-7452 Q. Are there any other continuing education courses I can attend to qualify for the enteral sedation permit? Answer: Yes. All dental schools are offering a course in enteral conscious sedation that will qualify the applicant for the permit. Please contact the dental schools directly for dates and availability. Baylor: http://www.tambcd.edu/cedental UT Houston Dental Branch: www.db.uth.tmc.edu/cont-ed UT San Antonio Dental School: http://smile.uthscsa.edu Q. Can I use the Parenteral Conscious Sedation emergency Procedures Course cur- rently available at the dental schools as a qualifying course for the enteral con- scious sedation permit? Answer: No. The Parenteral Conscious Sedation Emergency Procedures course may be used as an advanced certification course for renewal of an existing parenteral permit, but it may not be used to qualify for an enteral or parenteral permit. DDS Ent Cons Sed Perm FAQ.doc

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