Oral Sedation for Adults Certification Course
California Institute of Dental Education
3585 Telegraph Road, Suite B
Ventura CA 93003
Tel: (805) 676-1063
Our certification course for Adult Oral Conscious Sedation has been approved by the Dental Board of California. Board-Approved certificates are offered to enrollees who complete the course for the States of California, Arizona, and Indiana.
The certification course entails 25 hours of training and experience of minimum one (1) clinical case involving minimal oral conscious sedation. The course is typically offered during the weekend.
The certification course is offered three times per year, in March, July, and November.
Upon completion, participants will earn twenty five (25) CE hours.
The 2018 scheduled course dates are:
The 2019 scheduled course dates are:
November 8th - 10th
The 2020 scheduled course dates are:
April 3rd - 5th
July 24th - 26th
The course is designed to meet the educational requirements for certification in the use of oral (minimal) conscious sedation for adult patients as described in the California Code of Regulations, Title 16 Article 5.5, Section 1044.3. The purpose of this course is to prepare the participant to deliver safe and effective pharmacologic oral sedation for adult patients. At the conclusion of the course, the participant should be able to select optimal oral sedative regimen for a given patient and use that regimen safely.
After completing the course participants should be able to:
- Become familiar with the terminology of minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia.
- Elaborate on the advantages and disadvantages of different routes of drug administration.
- Utilize nitrous oxide and oxygen safely in conjunction with oral sedatives.
- Describe the pharmacokinetic principles that affect drugs used for adult oral sedation.
- Compare and select different drugs based on their benefits and limitations.
- Describe the indications, contraindications, and limitations of various drugs used for adult oral sedation.
- Become familiar with pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative documentation associated with adult oral sedation.
- Utilize proper monitoring for adult oral sedation.
- manage patients during recovery period.
- Handle emergencies related to adult oral sedation.
- Review medical history and medical conditions that can be related to adult oral sedation.
Day 1: Friday
8.15 – 9.00: Breakfast (provided)) and registration
9.00 – 1.00: Clinical case demonstration(s)**
1.00 – 2.00: Lunch (Provided)
2.00 – 3.30: Rules and regulations in oral sedation
3.30 – 3.50: Break
3.50 – 5.00: Medically compromised patients in relation to oral sedation
** Schedule subject to change depending on patient schedule.
Day 2: Saturday
8.15 – 9.00: Breakfast (provided)
9am – 10.30 am: Drugs and pharmacology general principles / routes of administration
10.30am – 10.50am: Break
10.50am – 12.30pm: Use of Nitrous oxide in oral and moderate sedation
12.30pm – 1.45pm: Lunch
1.45pm – 3.30pm: Monitoring oral and moderate sedation / general emergencies
3.30pm – 3.45pm: Break
3.45pm – 5.00pm: Review drugs and Nitrous oxide, Q&A
Day 3: Sunday
8.15 – 9.00: Breakfast (provided) and registration
9am – 10.30am: Rules and regulations Part II: CA Dental Board regulations
10.30 – 10.50am: Break
10.50am – 12.30pm: Drugs and pharmacology.
12.30pm – 1.45pm: Lunch (provided)
1.45pm – 3.30pm: Emergencies in oral and moderate sedation
3.30pm – 4.30pm: Review emergencies, Q&A