I.V. Sedation Training for Dentists - San Diego, CA

Course Objective

Learning Objectives

To prepare the dentist to incorporate safe IV sedation administration into practice
Properly access and obtain appropriate medical history and assessment of patients to determine suitability of moderate sedation
Understand the regulations and requirements of state legislation / dental boards, to adhere to national standards and guidelines
To explain and understand agonist-antagonist effects and pharmacokinetic properties of commonly used sedative agents
To recognize and react to medical emergencies while providing leadership and direction to others involved in resuscitative efforts
Manage the airway using basic and advanced equipment and techniques
Effectively utilize monitoring, pharmaceuticals and rescue equipment

Participant will Learn

This IV sedation dentistry course is a comprehensive “mini-residency” and includes a minimum of 60 hours of didactic / classroom education and direct participation in administering IV sedation to 20 – 30 clinical dental cases while being observed. Advanced training in airway management and medical emergencies included. Total CE credits will be approximately 100 hours

This course is designed to prepare the dentist to incorporate intravenous sedation into the dental practice.

Developed and presented in accordance with the American Dental Associations Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students 2016 and Practice Guidelines for Sedation by Non-anesthesia Providers by the American Society of Anesthesiology.

Course Detail

All necessary equipment, supplies, medications and patients will be provided for sedation training clinical.

The participant must hold a dental or medical degree, must be licensed to practice dentistry or medicine in a given state and have current malpractice insurance. Current BCLS certification must be obtained prior to the course. Please bring proof of malpractice insurance coverage to first meeting.

Course Structure
(1) The didactic portion of this course will consist of at least 60 hours of instruction, in the form of lecture, power point presentations, demonstrations, and hands on practice utilizing simulation and live participant volunteers.

(2) In addition to 60 hours of didactic training participants will receive Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications, along with intensive hands on airway management training utilizing simulation and be able to demonstrate proficient ventilation with multiple airway devices.

(3) Following completion of the introductory phase of the lecture/demonstration series, the participant will begin the clinical participation component at which time he/she will improve his/her IV sedation and veni-puncture techniques. Anesthesia providers and sedation trained dentists will be supervising at all times.

(4) Successful completion of a written exam will be required at the completion of the didactic and clinical portions of the program.

(5) Assisting/Monitoring staff will be encouraged to attend portions of the training.


Steve Woodring, DO, Malcolm Monzelun, CRNA, Randy Pigg, BSN

Experienced anesthesia/sedation providers

Course Location

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  • Provided ByConscious Sedation Consulting
  • CategoryGeneral Dentistry
  • CE100 CE Credits
  • Tuition$13
  • LocationDoubleTree by Hilton San Diego 11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

Course Date

  • 01/25/2019
    08:00AM ~ 05:00PM PST
  • 02/17/2019
    08:00AM ~ 05:00PM PST

Contact Info

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