Apply for an individual dentist’s anesthesia & sedation permit

To administer anesthesia, sedation and/or nitrous oxide-oxygen, dentists must hold the appropriate individual permit. Apply here. This page doesn't cover local anesthesia permits for hygienists or facility permits.

Board of Registration in Dentistry

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What you need for Apply for an individual dentist’s anesthesia & sedation permit

Facility permit(s)

Your practice must also be properly permitted to administer anesthesia, sedation, and/or nitrous oxide-oxygen to your patients. Apply for an anesthesia & sedation facility permit.

Application attachments

We must have these attachments to process your application.

Proof of certifications

Current certification in either of the following:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Note: for Permit C individual permits only (nitrous oxide-oxygen), certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) is acceptable.

Educational qualifications

Depending on which permit(s) you are applying for, there are different educational qualifications. Consult the application(s) for details on what is required.

Fees for Apply for an individual dentist’s anesthesia & sedation permit

  • We accept personal checks, business checks, or money orders. Make it payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Please don't staple payment to the application
  • Please don't send cash
Name Fee Unit
Individual Anesthesia Permit A - General Anesthesia or Deep Sedation $180 each
Individual Anesthesia Permit B - Moderate Sedation $180 each
Individual Anesthesia Permit C - Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen $180 each

How to apply Apply for an individual dentist’s anesthesia & sedation permit

  1. Select and download the permit application(s) you need. You can find them listed below.
  2. Fill out the permit application(s)
    • Include all required attachments, including the fee(s)
    • If you submit multiple applications, include a fee payment for each one
  3. Mail the completed application(s) and all attachments to:

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry
239 Causeway St.
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114

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After obtaining your permit

Your permit may be used only in a dental practice possessing the appropriate Facility Permit. Only one licensed dentist at the facility is allowed to hold the facility permit (often the owner or dental director).

If you have questions, please contact the Board.

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