Hawaii Dental Sedation Information

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

  • Types of sedation permits the state of Hawaii 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 Hawaii’s Anesthesia Rules
    • See page 29-20 for moderate (conscious) sedation
  • The ADA Sedation Guidelines. Click Here to View the ADA Guidelines
    • See page 14 for minimal sedation
    • See page 17 for moderate sedation

Types of Sedation Permits

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

To administer minimal sedation, 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.

Click here to view qualifying Pediatric Sedation Courses.

To obtain a moderate (conscious) sedation permit, the dentist must have successfully completed a comprehensive training program in moderate sedation that satisfies the requirements described in the ADA Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students. The ADA Guidelines state training must include a minimum of 60 hours of instruction plus administration of sedation for a least 20 individually managed patients. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements as well.

Click here to view qualifying IV Sedation Courses.

CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Hawaii dentists are required to complete 32 CE credit every 2 years. The ADMA offers CE courses that qualify for 10 CE credits per day of training. Find links to qualifying sedation CE courses below.

Adult Oral Sedation CE Courses

Pediatric Sedation CE Courses

IV Sedation CE Courses


This page was last updated 04 March 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.