North Dakota Dental Sedation Information

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

  • Types of sedation permits the state of North Dakota 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 Dakota’s Anesthesia Rules
    • See page 8 for minimal sedation
    • See page 9 for moderate sedation
    • See page 19 for sedation CE requirements
  • The ADA Sedation Guidelines. Click Here to View the ADA Guidelines
    • See page 14 for minimal sedation


North Dakota requires training for moderate sedation. The ADMA offers courses that satisfy these requirements.

To administer minimal sedation to patients 13 years of age or older, 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 permit, North Dakota requires successful completion of 60 hours of course-work plus individual management of 20 live patient clinical case experiences. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying Moderate Sedation Courses.


For North Dakota dentists, 32 hours of continuing education is required every 2 years. Of those 32 hours, sedation permit holders must complete 6 hours related to sedation and 2 hours of closed claim anesthesia continuing education courses. The 6 hours related to sedation can be completed via a 1-day ADMA CE course. Select your type of sedation below to see the available course dates.

Moderate Sedation CE Courses

***Starting January 01, 2026, and every five years thereafter, successful completion of a board-approved anesthesia simulation course and the completion of anesthesia simulation training.


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