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Professional Regulation

Restricted Permit I

Important Information About the Restricted Permit I

A Restricted Permit I allows you to induce only conscious sedation by parenteral, enteral, or rectal routes, as well as nitrous oxide inhalation, at a specific location. (This does not prohibit the usual and customary pre-operative oral sedation.)

If you hold a Restricted Permit I, you are not allowed to induce:

  • deep sedation
  • general anesthesia.

Before applying for a permit for sedation or anesthesia, it is imperative for you to thoroughly review Section 7.0 of the Rules and Regulations of the Delaware Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene. The Board’s rules define conscious sedation, deep sedation and general anesthesia using definitions adapted from the American Dental Association.

If you are applying for a Restricted Permit I, you must fully understand the difference between conscious sedation and deep sedation. The educational requirements for deep sedation and general anesthesia are much more stringent than for conscious sedation. This distinction is important both from the standpoint of this permit application and from the standpoint of clinical practice.

A patient who is given an intravenous drug is in a state of deep sedation if he or she loses either the ability to respond rationally to command or any protective reflexes at any time during the procedure.  

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.


In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account. To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:

  1. Go to:
  2. Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
  3. If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
  4. If you already have a DELPROS user account, enter your email address and password on the right side for EXISTING USERS and click the LOGIN button.

DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.

  • If you do not submit your application within six months of starting it, you will be required to restart the entire online application again.

You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.


  1. Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
  2. Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.


On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:

  • either “attach” or “upload” the required document(s) directly to your application. This means you will find the document(s) saved on your computer or device and upload it to your application.
  • click “acknowledge” . This means you will either have to mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
    • Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state.
  • Forms requiring a supervisor signature, seal, or notary may have to be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document.

The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).

Inspection Requirement

The Anesthesia Advisory Committee (AAC) must complete a satisfactory inspection of your office before a permit is issued. The AAC reviews applications and performs inspections under the Board’s direction. You must submit:

  • A separate application for each location where you will administer sedation or anesthesia.
  • Your application for a permit only when the location is ready for AAC inspection.


It is your responsibility to arrange for the Board to receive all documents listed below. If clarification is needed, the Board may request more information or documents.

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • Proof such as a letter or transcript from a school or a completion certificate—showing that you have satisfied both of the following requirements for conscious sedation induced by parenteral, enteral or rectal routes:
    • Minimum of 60 hours of instruction in this technique
    • Management of a minimum of 20 patients in this technique.
  • A copy of your current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification card.

If approved, you will be sent a notification by email and you will be able to print your permit. You may change your mailing or email address in DELPROS by clicking on the Manage Profile Information link.


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