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VA Board of Dentistry: Invitation to an Open Forum on the Controlled Substances, Sedation and Anesthesia Regulations

Friday, December 1, 2017
Open Forum – 1:45pm to 3:15pm
Regulatory Advisory Panel meeting – 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Training Room 1, 2nd Floor, Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Henrico, VA  23233
The Board of Dentistry (Board) is reviewing Part VI. of the Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry on Controlled Substances, Sedation and Anesthesia.  This Open Forum begins the review process and is being convened by the appointed Regulatory Advisory Panel (RAP) which will review the comments received and develop recommendations for consideration by the Board’s Regulatory/Legislative Committee (Committee). 
The Open Forum is an opportunity for interested individuals, institutions and organizations to present their views on the current regulations and to make recommendations for improving the clarity and consistency of the requirements.   Of particular interest to the Board is clarifying the requirements for pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative vital signs for each level of sedation and clarify the use of an end-tidal carbon dioxide monitor (capnography).
Speakers will be given up to seven minutes to express their views on the current regulations and to make recommendations for change.  A transcript of the proceedings will be made to facilitate review by the RAP to identify changes it wishes to advance for consideration by the Committee.
Any policy action the Board decides to take will include the standard comment opportunities required to amend regulations.

Board of Dentistry Regulations
ADA Guidelines
ADA Guidelines for the Use of Sedation