what's new

March 2017

Proposed Rule Changes regarding Self-Referrals

Information on proposed rule changes at the Department of Health and Human Services regarding Self-Referrals of Healthcare Providers may be found here. Time-sensitive with regard to making comment.

February 2017

New State Law Requires Opioid Prescribing Course

As a condition of dental license renewal for 2018, all licensees who have a current DEA registration MUST complete an annual CE course of at least one hour that shall include, but not be limited to, instruction on controlled substance prescribing practice and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.

Courses may be taken in-person or online. The following courses, while not an exhaustive list, have been approved as meeting this requirement. Courses do not have to be approved by the Board.

In those instances where the CE course awards more than one hour credit, licensees may apply the additional credit toward the general requirement of patient care and count all hours toward the 15 hour requirement necessary for license renewal.

A Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain - MAHEC

Training Course for NC Dentists in Opioid Prescribing - Dr. Ray Dionne

Opioid Epidemic: Guidance for Healthcare Providers - 2-25-17 in Iredell County

Several upcoming courses offered at Wake AHEC

Safe Opioid Prescribing for Acute Dental Pain

The Opioid Epidemic: Guidance for Stokes County Health Providers

The Opioid Epidemic: Guidance for Dare County Health Providers

Best Prescribing Practices for Opioid Use in Dentistry
2nd District NCDS Fall Meeting, September 8, 2017
Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte

For online registration, click here.

Treating Pain Safer: Fewer Opioids and Better Results - MAHEC
Link to MAHEC website for enrollment.

Guidance for Nash County Health Providers - Area L AHEC

N. C. Dental Opioid Prescribing Course: UPDATE 2018 Bill Claytor, Jr., DDS, MAGD
(Sponsored by the N. C. Caring Dental Professionals)
Click here for dates and registration information

December 2016

Hand-held Dental Radiation Generating Devices

Information regarding Sales of Hand-held Dental Radiation Generating Devices (RDGs) may be found here.

November 2016

CSRS Registration

For information on registering for the CSRS, please visit this site.

July 2012

Session Law 2012-187 (Senate Bill 810) was signed by the Governor on July 16, 2012 and is now effective. See changes affecting rulemaking specifically GS 150B-19.1 in Section 3.

August 2011

Amended Rules Allow Dentists and Dental Hygienists to take all
continuing education classes online.
(Amended rule 21NCAC 16R.0103 and 21NCAC 16I.0102)

Amended Rules create new categories of "retired dentist" and designate total number of CE hours necessary for each category.
(Amended rule 21NCAC 16R.0106)

An advertising flyer from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) incorrectly stated that use of any (emphasis in the original) oral sedative used in-office requires a sedation permit.  The NC Dental Board's policy is that "administration of a single dose of a minor psychosedative to children or adults prior to the commencement of treatment on the day of the appointment..." is considered anxiolysis and DOES NOT require a sedation permit (21NCAC 16Q.0101(3)).

A dentist whose use of a minor psychosedative complies with this 
definition of anxiolysis need not attend the DOCS course.

Board-Approved Courses for Minimal Sedation
(Other courses may be available that are not listed)

Note: "Board Approval" indicates that a continuing education course appears to meet certain specifications as described in the Board's rules.  However, the Dental Board does not endorse or recommend any particular continuing education course and is not responsible for the quality of any course content.

The following courses meet the new 18-hour training requirement by the 
North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners for Minimal Conscious Sedation:

Minimal Oral Sedation

March 4 & 5, 2016: Minimal Oral Sedation
Charlotte AHEC

Practical, Effective Enteral Sedation in Dentistry:
Anxiolysis and Moderate Sedation: Enteral Modalities -
The Dentist's complete oral sedation course for the management of office patients

Sponsored by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Canfield, Redden & Whitmire
(Anesthesia Education & Safety Foundation)
"Enteral Sedation and Dental Office Emergencies:
A Comprehensive Review"
Given May 21-22, 2004
Friday Center, UNC Chapel Hill

Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Sedation
Condensed syllabus

Board-Approved Course for Moderate Conscious Sedation Limited to Oral Routes

Dr. David W. Canfield, President
Anesthesia Education & Safety Foundation
"Enteral Sedation: Moderate Conscious Sedation Limited to Oral Routes and Nitrous Oxide Inhalation" 

"Level 2 Moderate Sedation by Oral Administration" Permit Course

Board-Approved Course for Moderate Conscious Sedation Permits

IV Sedation for Dentistry
Duquesne University-Mylan School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA
January 7-10, 2010
January 21-24, 2010
March 4-7, 2010
March 18-21, 2010

IV Sedation Training for Moderate Sedation Permit
Given by Conscious Sedation Consulting

This course teaches parenteral moderate sedation for dentists and meets NC 
State Board requirements for a Moderate Conscious Sedation permit.
Instructors include: Frank Grimaldi, DDS, Allan Schwartz, and Steve Woodring, DO. For more information on course availability: www.SedationConsulting.com

Courses offered through the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry (OAGD) and the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry (OHSU)

For more information on course availability: www.learnivsedation.com

Moderate Sedation with Multiple Oral and Parenteral Agents

UCLA School of Dentistry and Wendel Family Dental Centre
A two-part, eight-day course for your Moderate Sedation permit
April 19-21, 2013 and May 15-19, 2013

For registration information, contact Lori Sissel
Email: loris@wendeldental.com
Phone: 360-944-3813  Fax: 360-254-3698

Board-Approved Pediatric CE Sedation Courses
(Other Courses may be available that are not listed)

This UNC School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education course meets the CE requirements for annual renewal of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners pediatric sedation permit.

Contemporary Sedation of Children for the Dental Practice:
Enteral and Parental Techniques

Information on Course in PDF format

Board-Approved Course:
Satisfies annual renewal requirements for Minimal and Moderate Sedation Permits
(Other Courses may be available that are not listed)

Sedation Overview and Update
Purpose: To update and to expose the participants to the requirements
for in-office sedation dentistry; medical emergencies; and handling
the fearful patient.

This course is taught using the current sedation rules of North Carolina as a guideline.

Presenter: Bertrand A. Bonnick, DDS, MAGD, AFAAID, DDOCS
Call for new dates.

IV Sedation Course
This course involves Doctor and team training for administering moderate conscious sedation and fulfilling intravenous case requirements in accordance with North Carolina Sedation laws.

This course fulfills the requirements for Moderate Conscious Sedation permits for North Carolina.

Available dates for 2016 (limited to 4 teams.)

June 23, 24, 25 and July 8, 9
October 27, 28, 29 and November 18, 19

For more information:
or email info@thearistotleinstitute.com
Phone: (336) 841-6422

Functions of the Board of Dental Examiners
The administration of licensure examinations for dentists and dental hygienists
The promulgation of rules and enforcement of laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in this state
The issuance and renewal of licenses to dentists and dental hygienists