Pediatric Anesthesia Study

January 1, 2017 - The Dental Board of California (Board) has completed the Pediatric Anesthesia Study regarding whether or not California’s present laws, regulations, and policies are sufficient to provide protection of pediatric patients during dental sedation and anesthesia. The Board held four meetings to discuss this issue and took public comment at each meeting.

The final report, board recommendations, and the record of public comments can be viewed on this website

Thank you to the members of the public, licensees, and stakeholders who participated in this process. The Board looks forward to the continued discussion of this important issue. Please direct any inquiries to