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Hygienists performing treatment on orally sedated patients

Ask the Expert ForumCategory: AnesthesiaHygienists performing treatment on orally sedated patients
Christina asked 2 weeks ago
Are dental hygienists permitted to monitor and treat patients sedated with a schedule iv drug such as Ativan without a dentist or other staff member in the operatory with them? In my state, hygienists can do this with N2O, but I am seeking clarification regarding oral sedation.

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