South Dakota Dental Sedation Information

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

Dentists: Types of Sedation Permits

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

To administer minimal sedation to patients 12 years 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 Minimal Sedation Courses.

To obtain a moderate sedation permit, South Dakota requires a minimum of 60 hours of didactic instruction with additionally supervised experience in providing moderate sedation to 20 or more patients. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying Moderate Sedation Courses.

Dentists: CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Per South Dakota rules all dentists holding a moderate sedation permit must complete 25 hours of continuing education every 5 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 Moderate Sedation CE Courses

Adult Moderate Sedation CE Courses

Assistants & Hygienists: Sedation Training Required

To obtain a permit to monitor moderate sedation, South Dakota requires dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, or dental assistants to complete an eight-hour board approved course in anesthetic assisting.

RDA/RDH Adult Minimal Sedation Courses

RDA/RDH Pediatric Moderate Sedation Courses

RDA/RDH Adult Moderate Sedation Courses


This page was last updated 09 April 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.