Dental Sedation Assistant Permit Program (Open Registration)
On and after January 1, 2010, the board may issue a dental sedation assistant permit to a person who files a completed application including a fee and provides evidence, satisfactory to the board, of all of the following eligibility requirements:
(1) Completion of at least 12 months of work experience as a dental assistant.
(2) Successful completion of a board-approved course in the Dental Practice Act and a board-approved, course in infection control.
(3) Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage
- Option 1: (ADAA) American Dental Assistants Association
- Option 2: (HPSO) Healthcare Providers Service Organization
(4) Successful completion of a course in basic life support offered by an instructor approved by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association, or any other course approved by the board as equivalent.
(5) Successful completion of a board-approved dental sedation assistant course, which may commence after the completion of six months of work experience as a dental assistant.
(6) Passage of a written examination administered by the board after completion of all of the other requirements of this subdivision.
(7) Submit fingerprint clearances from both the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Identification. This process can take 60 days or more. If an applicant has a criminal history, arrest report and court records must be obtained and investigated before a decision is made to issue or deny the license. Live Scan locations
Once this process is completed and an applicant is found to be qualified for licensure, a pocket identification card and wall certificate are issued. There is no license fee required for the initial license other than the initial application and examination fees.
Length of Course. The course shall be of a sufficient duration for the student to develop minimum competence in all of the duties that dental sedation assistant permitholders are authorized to perform but in no event less than 110 hours, including at least 40 hours of didactic instruction, at least 32 hours of combined laboratory and preclinical instruction, and at least 38 hours of clinical instruction. (Excerpt: B&P 1756.2(b)) 14. The length of the course will be of sufficient duration for each student to develop minimum competency in all of the duties that dental sedation assistant permitholders are authorized to perform, but no less than 110 hours, including at least 40 hours of didactic instruction, at least 32 hours of combined laboratory and pre-clinical instruction, and at least 38 hours of clinical instruction.
Prerequisite for the DSA:
Business and Professions Code Section 1750.5 – Dental Sedation Assistant Duties Beginning 1/1/10
1750.5. A person holding a dental sedation assistant permit pursuant to Section 1750.4 may perform the following duties under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist or other licensed health care professional authorized to administer conscious sedation or general anesthesia in the dental office: (a) All duties that a dental assistant is allowed to perform. (b) Monitor patients undergoing conscious sedation or general anesthesia utilizing data from noninvasive instrumentation such as pulse oximeters, electrocardiograms, capnography, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rate monitoring devices. Evaluation of the condition of a sedated patient shall remain the responsibility of the dentist or other licensed health care professional authorized to administer conscious sedation or general anesthesia, who shall be at the patient's chairside while conscious sedation or general anesthesia is being administered. (c) Drug identification and draw, limited to identification of appropriate medications, ampule and vial preparation, and withdrawing drugs of correct amount as verified by the supervising licensed dentist. (d) Add drugs, medications, and fluids to intravenous lines using a syringe, provided that a supervising licensed dentist is present at the patient's chairside, limited to determining patency of intravenous line, selection of injection port, syringe insertion into injection port, occlusion of intravenous line and blood aspiration, line release and injection of drugs for appropriate time interval. The exception to this duty is that the initial dose of a drug or medication shall be administered by the supervising licensed dentist. (e) Removal of intravenous lines. (f) Any additional duties that the board may prescribe by regulation. (g) The duties listed in subdivisions (b) to (e), inclusive, may not be performed in any setting other than a dental office or dental clinic.
Discounted Price: $2,000.00