Florida Dental Sedation Information

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

  • Types of sedation permits the state of Florida 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 Florida’s Anesthesia Rules
    • See page 98 for minimal sedation
    • See pages 101-102 for moderate sedation
  • The ADA Sedation Guidelines. Click Here to View the ADA Guidelines
    • See page 14 for minimal sedation

Types of Sedation Permits

Florida requires training for moderate sedation. The ADMA offers courses that satisfy these requirements.

To administer minimal sedation to patients, the American Dental Association Guidelines indicate a minimum of 16 hours of training plus clinically-oriented experiences. The ADMA offers training that exceeds these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying Oral Sedation Courses.

To obtain a moderate sedation permit, Florida requires a minimum of 60 hours of instruction, including management of at least 20 patients. The ADMA is currently seeking course approval from the Florida Board. Although our training meets the Florida requirements, we have placed a moratorium on Florida moderate sedation registrations until we have a guarantee that graduates will achieve their permit.

CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Per Florida Rules 64B5-14.004 all dentists holding a sedation permit must complete 4 hours of continuing education course in medical emergencies with a hands on airway management component. This can be completed via a 1-day ADMA CE course.

Select your type of sedation below to see available course dates.

Pediatric Sedation CE Courses

IV Sedation CE Courses


This page was last updated 16 February 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.