64B5-14.004. Additional Requirements  

Effective on Monday, November 13, 2017
  • 1(1) Office Team – A dentist licensed by the Board and practicing dentistry in Florida and who is permitted by these rules to induce and administer general anesthesia, deep sedation, moderate sedation, pediatric moderate sedation or nitrous-oxide inhalation analgesia may employ the office team approach.

    46(2) Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists – Dental assistants and dental hygienists may monitor nitrous-oxide inhalation analgesia under the direct supervision of a dentist who is permitted by rule to use general anesthesia, moderate sedation, pediatric moderate sedation, or nitrous-oxide inhalation analgesia, while rendering dental services allowed by Chapter 466, F.S., and under the following conditions:

    101(a) Satisfactory completion of no less than a two-day course of training as described in the American Dental Association’s “Guidelines for Teaching and Comprehensive Control of Pain and Anxiety in Dentistry” or its equivalent; and,

    136(b) Maintenance of competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation evidenced by certification in an American Heart Association or American Red Cross or equivalent Agency sponsored cardiopulmonary resuscitation course at the basic life support level to include one man CPR, two man CPR, infant resuscitation and obstructed airway, with a periodic update not to exceed two years.

    190(3) After the dentist has induced a patient and established the maintenance level, the assistant or hygienist may monitor the administration of the nitrous-oxide oxygen making only adjustments during this administration and turning it off at the completion of the dental procedure.

    232(4) Nothing in this rule shall be construed to allow a dentist or dental hygienist or assistant to administer to himself or to any person any drug or agent used for anesthesia, analgesia or sedation other than in the course of the practice of dentistry.

    277(5) A dentist utilizing moderate sedation in the dental office may induce only one patient at a time. A second patient shall not be induced until the first patient is awake, alert, conscious, spontaneously breathing, has stable vital signs, is ambulatory with assistance, is under the care of a responsible adult, and that portion of the procedure requiring the participation of the dentist is complete. In an office setting where two or more permit holders are present simultaneously, each may sedate one patient provided that the office has the necessary staff and equipment, as set forth in paragraph 37564B5-14.003(2)(d), 376F.A.C., for each sedated patient.

    381(6) 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 509466.0135, F.S.

    511Rulemaking Authority 513466.004(4), 514466.017(3) FS. 516Law Implemented 518466.017(3) FS. 520History–New 1-31-80, Amended 2-13-86, Formerly 21G-14.04, Amended 12-31-86, 12-28-92, Formerly 21G-14.004, Amended 12-20-93, Formerly 61F5-14.004, Amended 8-8-96, Formerly 59Q-14.004, Amended 11-4-03, 6-23-04, 5-24-05, 8-19-13, 11-13-17.


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