California Institute of Dental Education

California Institute of Dental Education

3585 Telegraph Road, Suite B
Ventura CA 93003
Tel: (805) 676-1063 

Meet Dr. Proussaefs, D.D.S., M.S.

We proudly created the California Institute of Dental Education ("CIDE") to share our knowledge and expertise with the dental community.

The CIDE has been an approved continuing education provided by the Dental Board of California, Athe American Dental Association (ADA), and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) .

Our Director, Dr. Periklis Proussaefs is a Certified Prosthodontist and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. He is an Associate Professor at Loma Linda University and a Professor at the Berlin School of Health Sciences. In year 2000, he completed a 3-year residency program in Prosthodontics, a separate 3-year residency program in Implant Dentistry, and a Master’ degree at Loma Linda university (LLU). Dr. Proussaefs has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in the dental literature. Among many others, he is the recipient of the Tylman award by the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award by the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and the Robert James achievement Award by LLU. He has been on the editorial board for many scientific journals such as the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the Journal of Oral Implantology, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, the Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, the Journal of Oral Implantology, the Journal of Prosthodontics, and many others. He has been an invited speaker in National and International dental conventions. 

Dr. Proussaefs has been providing dental care for patients under I.V. (moderate) sedation or oral (minimal) sedation having completed thousands of cases. Having tremendous exposure in sedating patients over the years, his seminars will be focused on SAFETY, and in particular airway management, patient monitoring, and handling emergencies. The course involves lecturing, hands-on practicing on a manikin, and real patient experience. The discussion with the instructor will focus on sharing the instructor’s 25 years of   experience in sedating dental patients.

"Adding oral sedation to my skill set transformed my practice. The course changed everything, I am now treating phobic patients who have neglected their teeth for years and the new patient referrals keep coming." John Magnis DDS, Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology, Oxnard, CA


Our Facility has been an approved provider by the Dental Board of California to provide dentists with:  

  • Oral sedation permit certification
  • Continuing education courses toward Licensure renewal

The big TEN reasons to attend the course:

1.       Expand your practice/patient base by offering oral sedation for adults
2.         Preserve fearful adult patients and related productivity
3.         Perform dental work in fewer appointments
4.         Perform longer treatment sessions comfortably
5.         Will teach you SAFE guidelines for oral sedation for adults
6.         LIVE patient demonstration
7.         Instructor who has been administering various forms of sedation for over 20 years
8.         California Dental Board approved course
9.         Dedicated teaching facility with observation window from the classroom to the operatory
10.      A single case acceptance may pay for the course

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The 2024 scheduled course dates are:


March 22nd - 24th 2024 (In-Person)

March 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 31st 2024 (Virtual - Zoom)



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