The Texas State Dental Board (TSBDE) has recently changed the rules governing the use of nitrous oxide and all levels of sedation. This article will bring awareness to Texas dentists and try to rectify confusion with the recently adopted rules.
TSBDE rules 110.13, 110.14 and 110.15 were adopted in May 2018 and apply to all permit holders in Texas. Rules 110.16 (Sedation of High Risk Patients), 110.17 (Sedation of Pediatric Patients) and 110.18 (Inspection of Sedation Providers) were adopted in September 2018 and apply to level 2, 3 and 4 permit holders. Here is the article I have written in the North Texas Dentistry magazine which will help you navigate and understand the sedation rules: