North Carolina Dental Sedation Information


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

  • Types of sedation permits the state of North Carolina 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 North Carolina’s Anesthesia Rules
    • See 21 NCAC 16Q .0301 for moderate conscious sedation
    • See 21 NCAC 16Q .0504 for minimal conscious sedation
    • See 21 NCAC 16Q .0305, 21 NCAC 16Q .0407 and 21 NCAC 16Q .0506 for Sedation CE requirements

Dentists: Types of Sedation Permits

North Carolina requires training for minimal conscious sedation and moderate conscious (enteral and parenteral) sedation. The ADMA offers courses that satisfy these requirements.

To obtain a minimal conscious sedation permit for patients 13 years of age or older, North Carolina requires a minimum of 18 hours of training. The ADMA is board-approved for its minimal conscious sedation courses.

Click here to view qualifying Minimal Conscious Sedation Courses.

To obtain a moderate conscious sedation permit for patients 13 years of age or older, North Carolina requires 60 hours of didactic training plus management of a minimum of 20 live patients. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying Moderate Conscious Sedation Courses.

Dentists: CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

North Carolina states all dentists holding a minimal conscious sedation permit must complete at least 3 CE hours each year. Adult or pediatric moderate conscious sedation permit holders must complete 6 CE hours each year. These can be completed via a 1-day ADMA CE course.

Minimal Sedation CE Courses

Pediatric Moderate Sedation CE Courses

Moderate Sedation CE Courses

Assistants & Hygienists: Sedation Training Required

To assist in the provision of moderate sedation, all auxiliaries involved in sedation procedures must complete 3 CE hours each year. The ADMA offers training that meets this requirement.

Click here to view qualifying Dental Auxiliaries Enteral Moderate Sedation Courses.

Click here to view qualifying Dental Auxiliaries Pediatric Moderate Sedation Courses.

Click here to view qualifying Dental Auxiliaries Parenteral (IV) Moderate Sedation Courses.

Disclaimer

This page was last updated 27d March 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.