Website Demystifies Sedation Regulations for Dentists: Takes Dentists to a New Level with Updated Site

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To help clarify sedation regulations for dentists, DOCS Education has updated, a free website that accurately and understandably summarizes each state or Canadian province’s sedation dentistry regulations. The nation’s only attorney who specializes in sedation regulations authors each summary to ensure the language is comprehensible and valid.

“The most exciting part of is that it doesn’t exist anywhere else.”

In an effort to demystify sedation regulations for dentists, DOCS Education has recently revamped the, a free website that summarizes each US state or Canadian province’s sedation dentistry regulations. DOCS Education’s Regulatory Counsel, John Bitting, Esq., researches and crafts each summary to provide a plain language description of the regulation.

The redesigned and updated site includes regulation summaries for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the 10 provinces and three territories of Canada, and an additional 14 countries. Simple to use, the homepage displays a map of the United States and Canada. The user needs to simply click on a state, province or territory, and he or she will be directed to a summary of the selected area’s sedation training and permit requirements. A pull-down menu is also available that lists the states, provinces and territories in alphabetical order.

“The most exciting part of is that it doesn’t exist anywhere else,” Bitting explains. “On other sites where sedation regulations are compiled, the user is only directed to each individual state or province’s government sedation regulations page, where the language used can be very confusing to most people.” also hosts an abundance of information on nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation dentistry, pediatric sedation dentistry and IV sedation dentistry. Safety, equipment and team training for each type of sedation are addressed as well as the effects on your malpractice insurance premiums. Not only can a dentist visit the site for regulation changes in his or her state, but as a service to the dental community DOCS Education set up a feature for dentists to sign up for free alerts to eliminate the need to continuously revisit the site.

The Website was originally created in the early years of Bitting’s tenure at DOCS Education. “I used to send out regulations updates to DOCS Education members,” he states. “But I soon realized the number of dentists needing sedation regulatory assistance was accessible to everyone and helped to create sedation regulations Website that was accessible to everyone.”

About DOCS Education
DOCS Education offers courses throughout the United States and Canada illustrating safe and effective techniques in oral, pediatric, IV sedation dentistry and emergency preparedness. Since 1999 our faculty has instructed over 20,000 dental professionals in these procedures, which affect patients of all ages. Based in Seattle, Washington, DOCS Education was founded to address the estimated 92 million Americans who are fearful of dental care.


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