Model dental sedation and anesthesia regulations developed

January 9, 2023

AAOMS and the American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists (ASDA) together have developed and approved joint model sedation and anesthesia regulations for dental providers. Informed by prevailing scientific literature in sedation/anesthesia delivery, the model regulations support established dental care delivery models, with a focus on patient access and safety.
For more than a year, a work group comprised of clinical leaders of both organizations collaborated to develop model language that could be adopted by states.
The model document is not meant to supersede any specialty’s professional standards or parameters of care but rather serve as a guide for states to adopt language based on prevailing policy from the experts and adopted by states in a manner most fitting to meet the needs of individual states.
Additional information about the model regulations shall be forthcoming.