New York Dental Sedation Information


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

  • Types of sedation permits the state of New York 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 York’s Anesthesia Rules
    • See ยง61.10 Dental anesthesia certification for moderate sedation
  • The ADA Sedation Guidelines.ย Click Here to View the ADA Guidelines
    • See page 14 for minimal sedation

Dentists: Types of Sedation Permits

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

To administer minimal sedation to 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 obtain a enteral conscious (moderate) sedation permit to patients 13 years of age or older, New York requires a minimum 60 clock hours of coursework and a clinical experience demonstrating the successful use of dental enteral conscious (moderate) sedation on no fewer than 10 live dental patients. Although our training meets the New York requirements, we have placed a moratorium on New York enteral conscious (moderate) sedation until we have a guarantee that graduates will achieve their permit.

To obtain a parenteral conscious (moderate) sedation permit to patients 13 years of age or older, New York requires a minimum 60 clock hours of coursework and a clinical experience demonstrating the successful use of dental parenteral conscious (moderate) sedation on no fewer than 20 live dental patients. Although our training meets the New York requirements, we have placed a moratorium on New York parenteral conscious (moderate) sedation until we have a guarantee that graduates will achieve their permit.

Dentists: CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Per New York rules all dentists holding sedation permits must complete 12 hours of continuing education every 3 years. This can be completed via a 2-day ADMA CE course.

Adult Enteral Sedation CE Courses

Pediatric Enteral Sedation CE Courses

Parenteral (IV) Conscious Sedation CE Courses

Disclaimer

This page was last updated 25 March 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.