Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
Action Sedation and anesthesia permits for dentists
Stage Emergency/NOIRA
Comment Period Ended on 11/7/2012
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10/29/12  5:20 pm
Commenter: Michael Rogers, Fairlington Dental

EKG for conscious oral sedation?

I'm not sure if I read the new proposed regulations correctly, but seriously are you expecting EKG monitoring for giving a patient a few oral pills to mildly sedate them?  No EKG monitoring is required for a bartender to serve 3 drinks, which is the equivalent of what we are giving our patients for light sedation.  Please use common sense for our regulations.

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