According to ADA News, a proposal to make dental anesthesiology an ADA-recognized specialty was denied by the House of Delegates Oct. 22.

The Resolution called for dental anesthesiology to become the 10th recognized specialty of the American Dental Association. The American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists submitted the application for recognition to the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure in 2011.

It was supported by the CDEL, its Committee on Recognition of Specialties and Interest Areas in General Dentistry and the ADA Board of Trustees; however, a majority of the House defeated the resolution to recognize dental anesthesiology as a dental specialty.

The Requirements for Recognition state that a sponsoring organization seeking specialty recognition must document that the discipline satisfies all of the requirements.

For more information and the requirements visit ADA News.