anesthesia & sedation permits

General Information

A dentist who wishes to administer general anesthesia or sedation in the 
dental office must obtain a permit from the Board of Dental Examiners.
The dentist must complete an application and submit it with verification of training in anesthesia or sedation. An in-office evaluation is required before a permit may be issued. A $100 application fee AND an evaluation fee of $375 for anesthesia /$275 for sedation is required up front.

Please Note: Due to recent rule changes, the Board no longer issues temporary permits!

New sedation rules went into effect July 1, 2017.

Applications for Anesthesia and Sedation Permits

Link to the most current Anesthesia and Sedation rules: 21 NCAC 16Q

Links to Board Statements:

Click here to see the text of the Board's Interpretive Statement to accompany their Rules on Use of Auxiliaries in administering Sedation and Anesthesia
21 NCAC 16Q .0201, .0301, .0401, or .0404.

Click here to read the Board's response to the question of whether a moderate conscious sedation permit holder could administer or supervise a CRNA administering Ketalar (ketamine hydrochloride) to induce a level of moderate conscious sedation.

Click here to read the Board's response to a question regarding the use of Propofol by Anesthesia or Sedation permit holders.

Most Recent List of Approved Courses for Sedation Permits

This is our most current list of Board approved courses for Sedation permits. Courses may be submitted for approval by sending information and request to the Board Offices. To access the list, please click here.

• Applications by mail may also be requested by 
Email:  or by Electronic Forms
Executive Office: 2000 Perimeter Park Dr., Suite 160 • Morrisville, NC 27560
Office: (919) 678-8223 or Fax: (919) 678-8472

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