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.