The College must inspect all dental offices that apply for/hold a facility permit to ensure that the facility is in compliance with the College’s Standard of Practice.
Checklists of required equipment and emergency drugs are available for each level of sedation along with sample sedation records.
Checklists for inspection
- Type A Oral Moderate Sedation
- Type A Parenteral Conscious Sedation
- Type A Deep Sedation / General Anesthesia
- Type B Facility Checklist
Deficiencies noted during the inspection are posted on the Register. Deficiencies are removed from the Register once the College receives appropriate documentation indicating the deficiencies have been corrected.
Inspection Review Forms and Chart Review Forms
Inspectors use these forms when reviewing your facility and charts. Offices should self-audit before an inspection to determine if they are in compliance with the Standard.
Inspection review forms
- Type A Oral Moderate Sedation Facility Inspection Review Form
- Type A Parenteral Conscious Sedation Facility Inspection Review Form
- Type A Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia Facility Inspection Review Form
- Type B - Facility Inspection Review Form
- Sedation and Anesthesia Visiting Provider Inspection Review Form
Record review forms
- Oral Moderate Sedation Record Review Form
- Parenteral Conscious Sedation Record Review Form
- Deep and General Anesthesia Record Review Form
Sample Sedation/GA Records
The College has created sample sedation records which contain all required documentation.
If you provide minimal sedation, it is strongly recommended that your documentation is consistent with the Sample Oral Moderate Sedation Record.
- Sample Oral Moderate Sedation Record
- Sample Parenteral Conscious Sedation Record
- Sample Deep and General Anesthesia Record
Dentists must maintain a drug register to record and account for all narcotics, controlled drugs and targeted substances that are kept on-site. Keep it in a secure area in the office, preferably with the drugs, and reconcile it on a routine basis, depending on the nature of the practice and reasonable clinical judgement.
Whenever drugs in the above-mentioned classes are used or dispensed, a record containing the name of the patient, the quantity used or dispensed, and the date should be entered in the register for each drug. Each entry should be initialed or attributable to the person who made the entry. Record this same information in the patient record, along with any instructions for use.