CDAAC - Canadian Dental Anaesthesia Assistant CertificationA competency based training course for those assisting in dental sedation delivery

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​Course Overview


The management of pain and anxiety for patients undergoing dental procedures is a major focus of the dental profession. Dentistry has evolved to administer general anaesthesia, IV sedation, and oral/inhaled agents for sedation and analgesia in a safe manner to millions of patients. This course provides both the knowledge and the hands-on skills for team members to effectively manage patients throughout the process. At the core of the dental anaesthesia/sedation experience is the dentist and the operatory team. The team must be competent to provide safe and effective pain and anxiety control across the entire anaesthesia spectrum. The CDAAC curriculum has been designed to prepare team members to provide supportive anaesthesia care in office based ambulatory dental settings. This program gives the sedation team member expertise in the perioperative and operative care of patients undergoing anaesthesia services. It especially focuses on emergency care of patients undergoing anaesthesia.

The Canadian Dental Anaesthesia Assistant Course combines 20 hours of self study followed by the completion of 8 hours of classroom learning. The student will receive the CDAAC certification upon successful completion of a final exam and the successful demonstration of the required hands on skills completed during the classroom component of the course.

This course is for staff who assist in minimal, moderate, and/or deep sedation in dentistry.

  1. Full August 7, 2021 SFU Downtown Campus Vancouver BC Full
  2. Full September 18, 2021 SFU Downtown Campus Vancouver BC Full
  3. November 20, 2021 SFU Downtown Campus Vancouver BC
  4. January 8, 2022 SFU Downtown Campus Vancouver BC
  5. March 12, 2022 SFU Downtown Campus Vancouver BC
  6. Book a custom course for 5 or more students! We will come to you
​Current Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR.
Note: If you do not have your BLS CPR you can take it with us on the day of the course. Select that option when you pay for your tuition.

Twenty hours of self study along with eight hours classroom: 28 CDE hours

Simon Fraser University
Vancouver Campus
Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6B 5K3

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 the course location may be changed if needed. It will still be held in the downtown Vancouver area and you will be notified of the new location if your course date is affected.

  1. Full CDAAC Course: $799.00
  2. Re-certification CDAAC Course: $599.00
  3. CPR Add on: $88.00
  4. Course Manual: $69.00

28 educational hours

Follow These Steps To Get Registered

Pick your course type (Tuition amount varies)

If you are recertifying you will need to show us proof of previous certification within 3.5 years of the course date you are registering for. This means you can exceed the three year requirement for recertification by a grace period of six months.

Do you have BLS CPR?

You must have BLS CPR as the prerequisite for the CDAAC course. Proof of certification must be shown on or before the first day of the course. If you need to take CPR, you can choose to do it with us during your CDAAC course. This option will show when you pay online for the course.

Choose if you need the course manual

The course manual is key to the learning process and the 20 hours of home study and online quizzes that must be completed before you come to the one day of classroom didactic. We will send you an Adobe PDF file of the manual by email and your office may already have course manuals for you to use so that is why buying the manual is optional. There will be a choice to add on a course manual when you go to pay for your course online.

Before paying for your tuition and choosing options, fill out the following registration form.
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