New York State licensed dentists who use general anesthesia, deep sedation, or conscious (moderate) sedation (parenteral or enteral route with or without inhalation agents) must meet specific requirements and be certified by the New York State Education Department. The relevant section of Education Law Article 133, Section 6605-a of Title VIII; the relevant section of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is Part 61.10.
Nothing in the law or regulations limit a dentist's use of local anesthesia, a dentist's use of nitrous oxide, or a dentist's use of any other substance or agent for a purpose other than achieving deep sedation, conscious (moderate) sedation, or general anesthesia.
What follows is basic information about the requirements. It is not a substitute for reading the provisions of the law or regulation. If you have additional questions, you may call the State Board for Dentistry at 518-474-3817 ext. 550, fax 518-473-0567 or e-mail email@example.com.