This course is an online self study program which the student has eight months to complete from the time of registration.
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 the knowledge 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 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 video lectures, a course manual, quizzes, and a final exam for an in depth anaesthesia learning experience. The certification can be completed from the comfort of your home on a timeline you determine . The student will receive their CDAAC certification upon successful completion of a online final exam and upon submission of a current BLS CPR certificate.
This course is for staff who assist in minimal, moderate, and/or deep sedation in dentistry.
The CDAAC certification is valid for five years. To recertify, you must retake the course every five
years and maintain current BLS certification. Please note: Online CPR certifications are not accepted.