Kentucky Dental Sedation Information

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

  • Types of sedation permits the state of Kentucky 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 Kentucky’s Anesthesia Rules
    • See section 4 for minimal sedation
    • See section 5 for moderate sedation
    • See section 8 for renewal of a sedation permit
  • The ADA Sedation Guidelines. Click Here to View the ADA Guidelines
    • See page 14 for minimal sedation
    • See page 17 for moderate sedation

Dentists: Types of Sedation Permits

Kentucky 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 Minimal Sedation Courses.

To obtain a moderate sedation permit, Kentucky requires a comprehensive training program in moderate sedation that complies with the requirements established in the Moderate Sedation section of the ADA Guidelines. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying Moderate Sedation Courses.

Dentists: CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Per Kentucky rules, 201 KAR 8:550. Section 8 states all dentists holding a sedation permit must complete at least 4 hours of clinical continuing education related to sedation or anesthesia in a classroom setting every 2 years. This can be completed via a 1-day ADMA CE course.

Pediatric Sedation CE Courses

Moderate Sedation CE Courses


This page was last updated 05 March 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.