The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure is conducting a comprehensive review of the ADA Guidelines for the Use of Sedation and General Anesthesia by Dentists (Use Guidelines) and the Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students (Teaching Guidelines) and seeks comment from the communities of interest. The Council proposes changes as highlighted below in addition to several editorial updates: Use Guidelines:
Revisions to anxiolysis and sedation statements regarding children age 12 and under (page 2; lines 72-79).
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 (page 9; lines 438 & 462) (page 11; line 572). Teaching Guidelines:
Revisions to anxiolysis and sedation statements regarding children age 12 and under (page 16; lines 809-815).
Alterations in course duration and other educational requirements for moderate sedation competency courses (pages 26-27; lines 1364-1385).
The Council will consider feedback received by June 29, 2015 and determine whether to recommend revisions to the 2015 ADA House of Delegates.
Please note that two documents are available for comment. We ask that you carefully review and provide feedback on any part of the Guidelines documents. Download the guideline documents.
Comments should reference the page number(s), line number(s), be specific and offer rationale. Address comments to:
Dr. James M. Boyle, III, Chair
Council on Dental Education and Licensure
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Via email, care of: JasekJ@ada.org
If you have any questions or need assistance accessing the document online, please contact CDEL staff member, Ms. Jane Jasek, for assistance.