Colorado Dental Sedation Information

This page is designed specifically for dentists intending to practice sedation in the state of Colorado. Below, you will find:

  • Types of sedation permits the state of Colorado offers
  • The requirements to obtain and maintain those permits
  • A selection of ADMA courses that will fulfill those requirements
  • Your state board’s regulation resources. Click Here to View Colorado’s Anesthesia Rules
    • See page 38 for minimal sedation
    • See page 39-40 for moderate sedation

Types of Sedation Permits

Colorado requires training for minimal and moderate sedation. The ADMA offers courses that satisfy these requirements.

To obtain a minimal sedation permit, Colorado requires a minimum of 16 hours of training. The ADMA offers training that exceeds these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying Minimal Sedation Courses.

To obtain a moderate sedation permit, Colorado requires a minimum of 60 hours of instruction plus sedation cases performed by the applicant on 20 unique patients. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements as well.

Click here to view qualifying Moderate Sedation Courses.

CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Colorado dentists with sedation permits require 17 hours of CE every 5 years. This can be completed via a 2-day ADMA CE course. Select your type of sedation below to see the available course dates.

Adult Minimal Sedation CE Courses

Pediatric Sedation CE Courses

Moderate Sedation CE Courses


This page was last updated 12 February 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.