Information for the License:

Conscious Sedation Permit

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  Department of Consumer Affairs
Board or Council Name:  Dental Board of California
Division Name: Administration Unit
Telephone:  (916) 263-2300
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)


Fees: Application: $200
On-site inspection: $250
Renewal: $200

Examination Frequency:  On-site inspection and evaluation - every 6 years.

Exam Locations: For on-site inspection and evaluation the address indicated on CS permit.

Experience Requirement: Successful completion of a course in administration of conscious sedation consisting of at least 60 hours of instruction and satisfactory completion of at least 20 cases of administration of conscious sedation.  The course must comply in all respects with the Guidelines for Teaching the Comprehensive Control of Pain and Anxiety in Dentistry of the American Dental Association.

Average Time to Process Application: 5 days.

Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year).

Special License Requirements: Renewal of a CS permit requires satisfactory completion of 15 units of continuing education in courses related to the administration of conscious sedation and medical emergencies.

Comments: See Oral Conscious sedation for minors under age 13.

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Article 2.8, Sections 1647-1647.9
California Code of Regulations, Article 5, Sections 1043-1043.8.