How do I report an adverse occurrence?

Any dentist practicing in the State of Florida or dental hygienist administering local anesthesia must notify the Board in writing by registered mail within forty-eight hours of any mortality or other adverse occurrence that occurs in the dentist’s outpatient facility. A complete written report shall be filed with the Board within thirty (30) days of the mortality or other adverse occurrence. The mailing address is:

Department of Health
Board of Dentistry
4052 Bald Cypress Way, #C-08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258

Adverse occurrence – means any mortality that occurs during or as the result of a dental procedure, or an incident that results in the temporary or permanent physical or mental injury that requires hospitalization or emergency room treatment of a dental patient that occurred during or as a direct result of the use of general anesthesia, deep sedation,
conscious sedation, pediatric conscious sedation, oral sedation, minimal sedation (anxiolysis), nitrous oxide, or local anesthesia.