New Mexico Dental Sedation Information


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

  • Types of sedation permits the state of New Mexico 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 New Mexico’s Anesthesia Rules
    • See 16.5.15.13 for minimal sedation
    • See 16.5.15.14 for moderate sedation
    • See 16.5.15.20 for CE requirements

Types of Sedation Permits

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

To obtain an adult or pediatric minimal sedation permit, New Mexico requires training that must include 16 hours of course time plus clinically oriented experiences during which competency in enteral and combined nitrous oxide-enteral minimal sedation is demonstrated. The ADMA offers training that exceeds these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying Adult Minimal Sedation Courses.

Click here to view qualifying Pediatric Minimal Sedation Courses.

To obtain a moderate enteral sedation or moderate parenteral (IV) sedation permit, New Mexico requires completion of 60 hours of didactic instruction and administration of moderate sedation for at least 20 individually managed patients. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying Moderate Sedation Courses.

CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

New Mexico dentists with minimal sedation permits require 8 hours of CE every 6 years. New Mexico dentists with moderate sedation permits require 16 hours of CE every 6 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 Minimal Sedation CE Courses

Pediatric Minimal CE Courses

Moderate Sedation CE Courses

Disclaimer

This page was last updated 22 March 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.