Virginia Dental Sedation Information

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

Dentists: Types of Sedation Permits

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

To administer minimal sedation to patients 13 years and 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 for patients 13 years and older, Virginia requires a minimum of 60 hours of didactic instruction plus the management of at least 20 patients. The ADMA offers training that meets these requirements.

Click here to view qualifying Moderate Sedation Courses.

Dentists: CE Requirements to Maintain your Permit

Virginia dentists with sedation permits are required to complete 4 CE credit every 2 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

Adult Moderate Sedation CE Courses

Assistants & Hygienists: Sedation Training Required

Hygienists who monitors patients under general anesthesia, deep sedation, or moderate sedation shall complete 4 CE every 2 years.

RDH Adult Moderate Sedation Courses


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