Sedation Permits for General Anesthesia


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General anesthesia permits cannot be added at renewal due to the application and approval process ncessary to obtain the permit.  The requirements to obtain a general anesthesia permit include:

Completion of a minimum of one year residency program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in dental anesthesiology or completion of an oral and maxillofacial surgical residency program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation beyond the undergraduate dental school level; or

Is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; or

Is eligible for examination by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; or

Is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons;

Please refer to our licensure page to view the requirements to obtain a general anesthesia permit.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health

Renewal Fee $200.00

All dentists who hold an active sedation permit of any level must complete four (4) hours of continuing education in airway management and four (4) hours of continuing education in medical emergencies, every four (4) years from the last date the dentist took the continuing education course. The four (4) hours in airway management must include two hours didactic training in providing dentistry on sedated patients with compromised airways and two hours must include hands-on training in airway management of sedated patients. The continuing education must be taken through a board approved continuing education provider. The continuing education required by this subsection will take effect on March 1, 2014. The continuing education required by this subection may be included in the thirty (30) hours required by Section 466.0135, F.S.

Florida Statutes

Section 466.017: Prescription of drugs; anesthesia.

Florida Administrative Codes

Rule 64B5-14: Anesthesia