Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Dentistry
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
Action:
Confrming rules to ADA guidelines on moderate sedation
 
General Information
Action Summary A revision of the American Dental Association (ADA) Guidelines for Teaching the Comprehensive Control of Anxiety and Pain in Dentistry was published in October of 2016. Currently, Board regulations specify that education and training for conscious/moderate sedation must be consistent with the ADA Guidelines. With the revision, certain training requirements and uses of terminology are now inconsistent with the Guidelines, now entitled Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students. Consequently, the Board has: 1) amended the use of the term conscious/moderate sedation throughout the chapter to refer to moderate sedation; 2) changed the name of the Guidelines consistent with the 2016 title; and 3) eliminated the training for dentist to administer moderate sedation by the enteral method only, as the Guidelines no longer make a distinction for enteral administration and specify the same training for all who administer moderate sedation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004975]
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7811 Fast-Track Stage withdrawn. Deemed not appropriate for Fast-Track .
7854 NOIRA Governor's office review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: sandra.reen@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4437    FAX: (804)527-4428    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.