Illinois Dental Sedation Information

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

Dentists: Types of Sedation Permits

Illinois requires training for moderate sedation (conscious 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 (conscious sedation) permit, Illinois requires a minimum of 75 hours of instruction with additionally supervised experience in providing moderate sedation to 20 or more patients. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying Moderate Sedation Courses.

Dentists: CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Per Illinois rules all dentists holding a sedation permit must complete 9 hours of continuing education every 3 years. This can be completed via a 1-day ADMA CE course.

Moderate Sedation CE Courses

Assistants & Hygienists: Sedation Training Required

To assist in the provision of moderate sedation, Illinois dental assistants and hygienists must complete 12 hours of training, with 6 hours being didactic education and 6 hours being clinical training.

Call (855) 406-7671 to speak with an ADMA Course Director about placement in a customized Dental Sedation Assisting course.


This page was last updated 29 February 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.