Anesthesia Permit Renewal Requirements

Permit Renewal Requirements

Anesthesia permits are renewed at the same time the TSBDE dental license is renewed.  A portion of the annual renewal fee includes the fee for renewal of anesthesia permits. Anesthesia privileges are documents in the lower left-hand column of the Annual Registration Certificate.  There is no separate paper permit issued for anesthesia privileges annually.

Continuing Education Requirements

A dentist seeking to renew an anesthesia permit must complete the following hours of CE once every two years on the administration of the highest permitted level of sedation or medical emergencies associated with the highest permitted level of sedation. CE requirements shall be in addition to any other courses required for licensure. Dentists should maintain a copy of their continuing education materials for their records and be prepared to provide them to the TSBDE upon request.

  • Level 1: Minimal Sedation - 6 hours
  • Levels 2 & 3: Moderate Sedation -  8 hours
  • Level 4: Deep Sedation or General Anesthesia - 12 hours

Emergency Management Course Requirement(s):

  • Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation - Basic Life Support only
  • Level 1: Minimal Sedation - Basic Life Support only
  • Level 2, 3 & 4 Sedation - Basic Life Support and  ACLS or PALS if treating adults and children 13 years of age or older (Note: PALS required if treating children under the age of 13 years old).

Questions regarding anesthesia permits for dentists can be sent to: anesthesiainfo@tsbde.texas.gov