From Illinois State Dental
Society, here are changes to the sedation rules that will
affect Illinois dentists who hold Permit A or B.
These rules are effective April 13, 2010, but the new training
requirements will be not be required to be completed until
September 30, 2011.
The most significant changes for Permit A and B holders are as
- Assistants monitoring patients will be required to complete a
certified training course on emergency procedures and monitoring
equipment with an emphasis on airway management. All members
of the anesthesia team, including the dentist, must maintain
current certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare
- The permit holder must have proof of current Advanced Cardiac
Life Support (ACLS) certification or Pediatric Advanced Life
Support (PALS) certification.
- Course requirements for receiving Permit A have been increased
to 75 hours (previously 60 hours).
- Additional continuing education for permit holders has
increased to 9 hours (previously 4 hours) per renewal cycle in
sedation techniques, including medications and recognition and
management of complications and emergencies, is required for
renewal of Permit A and B. This is above the 48-hour requirement
for dental licensure renewal.
- New anesthesia monitoring and safety equipment requirements
have been added to ensure patient safety.
- Permit A and B holders will now have to report the total number
of anesthesia cases performed per year and shall maintain a logbook
indicating the sedation cases performed for a review by the
- A new anesthesia review panel has been created to advise the
Director on anesthesia-related issues. The review panel will
consist of three Illinois dentists who hold an active Permit A and
three Illinois dentists who hold an active Permit B.
Questions? Contact Dave Marsh or Pam Cuffle in the ISDS Government
Relations Department at (800) 475-4737