NEW! - Implementation of LB80: Minimal Sedation

NEW! - List of Approved Advanced Education/Comprehensive Training for Minimal Sedation

NEW! - List of Approved Advanced Education/Comprehensive Training for Moderate Sedation

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Federal Controlled Substances (DEA) Registrant Information can be accessed by credentialing organizations, hospitals, and pharmacies after obtaining a User ID and Password. To obtain a User ID and Password contact the Licensure Unit by e-mail at

In addition to General License Information this version of the data contains Federal Controlled Substances Registration numbers and expiration dates for health care providers that hold a Nebraska license and have submitted proof of holding such Federal Registration. Federal controlled substances (DEA) registrant information is validated on licenses at the time of issuance and updated on a quarterly basis.


The practice of dentistry includes the ability to diagnose, treat, prescribe, or operate for any disease, pain, deformity, deficiency, injury, or physical condition of the teeth, jaws or adjacent structures.

In order for a dentist to administer any of the following levels of anesthesia the dentist is REQUIRED to have a permit.  A separate permit is needed for each location where the dentist will be administering anesthesia.

  • Inhalation analgesia means the administration of nitrous oxide and oxygen to diminish or eliminate pain in a conscious patient. 
  • Parenteral Sedation means the administration other than through the digestive tract, but not limited to, intravenous administration.
  • General Anesthesia means a controlled state of unconsciousness accompanied by a partial or complete loss of protective reflexes, including the inability to independently maintain an airway and respond purposefully to physical stimulation or verbal command, and produced by a pharmacologic or nonpharmacologic method or a combination thereof. 

A licensed dental hygienist shall perform the traditional dental hygiene functions only when authorized to do so by a licensed dentist who shall be responsible for the total oral health care of the patient.

A licensed dental hygienist may only administer local anesthesia under indirect supervision (pdf icon §71-193.16) of a licensed dentist and after acquiring a local anesthesia certificate issued by the Department.


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