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Sedation & Anesthesia Guideline Updates

From ADA News - The ADA House of Delegates voted Oct. 24 at its meeting to adopt revisions to the guidelines concerning the use of sedation and anesthesia by dentists and teaching sedation and anesthesia to dentists and dental students.

The revisions include recommended changes to end-tidal CO2 monitoring during moderate and deep sedation and general anesthesia unless precluded or invalidated by the nature of the patient, procedure or equipment; alterations in course duration and other competency statements for moderate sedation education courses; and a number of editorial updates. 

Read more about the updates here.

To download the 2016 guidelines, visit and click on “Guidelines for the Use of Sedation and General Anesthesia by Dentists” and “Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students.” 

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