Maine Dental Sedation Information


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

  • Types of sedation permits the state of Maine 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 Maine’s Anesthesia Rules
    • See 02 313 Ch. 14 for sedation rules
    • See 02 313 Ch. 13 for CE requirements
  • The ADA Sedation Guidelines. Click Here to View the ADA Guidelines
    • See page 14 for minimal sedation

Types of Sedation Permits

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

To administer minimal sedation to adult 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 administer minimal sedation to pediatric patients, Maine requires a Moderate Sedation Level 1 (Enteral) Permit. The permit requires a minimum of 24 hours duration, plus management of at least 10 case experiences. Although our training meets the Maine requirements, we have placed a moratorium on Maine minimal sedation registrations until we have a guarantee that graduates will achieve their permit.

To obtain an adult moderate enteral sedation permit for patients 13 years of age or older, Maine requires a minimum of 24 hours duration, plus management of at least 10 adult case experiences. Although our training meets the Maine requirements, we have placed a moratorium on Maine moderate (enteral) sedation registrations until we have a guarantee that graduates will achieve their permit.

To obtain a permit for Moderate Sedation Level II (Parenteral), Maine requires a minimum of 60 hours of instruction, plus management of at least 20 patients by the intravenous route per participant. Although our training meets the Maine requirements, we have placed a moratorium on Maine moderate (parenteral) sedation registrations until we have a guarantee that graduates will achieve their permit.

CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Maine dentists are required to complete 40 CE credit every 2 years. For sedation dentists, at least 6 of these hours must be sedation specific. 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

Disclaimer

This page was last updated 06 March 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.