Texas Dental Sedation Information

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

Types of Sedation Permits

Texas requires training for minimal & moderate enteral (Oral) sedation as well as for moderate parenteral (IV) sedation. The ADMA offers courses that satisfy the requirements each of these permits.

To obtain a Texas Level 1 Minimal Sedation permit, dentists must complete a minimum of 16 hours of training. The ADMA offers training that exceeds these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying TX Minimal Sedation Courses.

To obtain a Texas Level 2 Moderate Sedation permit (limited to enteral route of administration), dentists must complete twenty-four (24) hours of instruction, plus management of at least ten (10) case experiences in enteral moderate sedation. The ADMA offers training that exceeds these requirements at select courses. Call (855) 406-7671 to speak with a live Course Director who will help you find the course that meets the clinical requirements for Texas Level 2. You can view our upcoming courses at the link below. Ensure you select a course that includes the clinical component to meet the TX requirements for a Level 2 permit.

Click here to view ADMA Oral Sedation Courses.

To obtain a Pediatric Endorsement in Texas, you must have a Level 2 or Level 3 permit. In addition to this, you must complete 16 hours of training and 15 cases. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements. You must select an in-person option.

Click here to view ADMA Pediatric Sedation Courses.

To obtain a Level 3 (parenteral/IV) sedation permit, a minimum of sixty (60) hours of instruction and the management of at least 20 patients. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements as well.

Click here to view qualifying IV Sedation Courses.

CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Texas RULE ยง110.9 requires dentists with sedation permits to renew their permits every 2 years. The number of CE hours you need depends on the type of permit you have:

  • Level 1: Minimal Sedation – six (6) hours
  • Levels 2 and 3: Moderate Sedation – eight (8) hours

The ADMA offers courses year-round that fulfill this requirement in one day.

Click here to view qualifying Oral Sedation CE Courses for Level 1 and Level 2 Permits.

Click here to view qualifying Pediatric Sedation CE Courses for Level 1 and Level 2 Permits.

Click here to view qualifying IV Sedation CE Courses for Level 3 Permits.

Disclaimer

This page was last updated 12 February 2024. Your state dental board will have the most current regulatory information.