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IV Sedation Training for Dentists - San Diego, CA

Parenteral Sedation Dentistry

We are providing IV dental sedation training for dentist nationally. 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 and Practice Guidelines for Sedation by Non-anesthesia Providers by the American Society of Anesthesiology.

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

This  program is designed to meet and exceed the requirements to obtain a intravenous conscious sedation permit in most states.  We encourage you to review your state requirements.

This leading parenteral moderate sedation training program teaches titration to affect with single and multiple sedative drug techniques in a faculty / participant / assisting staff / patient clinical setting.

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

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Today, the most popular class of medications for IV sedation in the dental office are a class of drugs known as the benzodiazepines,
with midazolam (Versed) probably one the most often used. Midazolam acts quickly and wears off faster than some of the older
benzodiazepines — Valium (diazepam) and Ativan (lorazepam), for example, which are still used for oral sedation — making it a
safer and more useful medication. Midazolam also has a very good amnesic affect. Valium is longer-acting and takes longer for its
effect to wear off. It is also more irritating to the veins than is midazolam. Lorazepam has the benefit of being able to be used in
some people who cannot tolerate midazolam or valium. Because midazolam and Valium are metabolized by liver enzymes, individuals with
compromised liver function or who are taking other medications that interfere with liver function should not use them. Lorazapam is
metabolized in the bloodstream and not the liver.



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