Massachusetts Dental Sedation Information


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

  • Types of sedation permits the state of Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts’s Anesthesia Rules
    • See page 17 for minimal sedation
    • See page 15 for moderate 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

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

To obtain a B-2 permit for minimal sedation, Massachusetts requires 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 B-1 moderate enteral sedation permit, Massachusetts requires a minimum of 24 hours duration, plus management of at least 10 case 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.

CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Massachusetts dentists are required to complete 40 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

Disclaimer

This page was last updated 14 March 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.