Dental Anesthesia / Sedation

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Education, Department of State
Dentists who use anesthesia need a certificate from the New York State Department of Education (NYSDOE).

Three certificates are available. Each certificate has different requirements and limits:
  • The General Anesthesia certificate is for general anesthesia, deep sedation, or conscious sedation;
  • The Parenteral Conscious Sedation certificate is only for conscious sedation; and
  • The Enteral Conscious Sedation certificate is only for conscious sedation in the mouth.
All applicants must be currently licensed and registered dentists in New York State.



For more information, contact:

NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions
Registration Unit, State Education Building
2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Fax: (518) 402-2323
op4info@mail.nysed.gov
TDD/TTY: (518) 473-1426

Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/

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