Mastering Adult Moderate IV Conscious SedationA competency based training course for dentists in safe IV sedation delivery

​Next Vancouver Course Starts September 10, 2021

Covid-19 Update: The course is being held following provincial guidelines for the use of masks and social distancing. The class size will be kept small and social distancing with only a single student at each table will be undertaken. We are excited to be still holding our fall courses.

Course Overview

Get ready to transform your whole outlook on dentistry. Get ready to change the way you and your team handle your most challenging patients. Difficult surgeries, long surgeries, phobic patients, special needs patients – they can all now be given a comfortable dental experience with a precision level of sedation titrated to their specific response.

No longer have the hit or miss issues of giving oral sedation to your patients then seeing them leave less than impressed. IV sedation is actually safer than oral sedation because you have the ability to titrate the dosage in real time until you reach the exact level of sedation you are aiming for. Shorter startups and a quicker recoveries mean increased practice efficiency. Need to maintain a sterile surgical field for implant surgery? Not an issue. No taking gloves on and off as you give IV doses of sedatives if you learn to use an IV syringe pump. We will teach you.

Worried about IV sedation being dangerous? This concern stops some dentists from taking a parenteral sedation course. The fact is it is very easy to safely sedate patients intravenously in a dental practice. The faculty of Dental Ed have cumulatively sedated over 45,000 patients without a single patient being harmed. How? Simple with:

  1. good training
  2. proper patient screening
  3. best practice patient monitoring
  4. following easy and well established rules for safe anaesthesia


This course is taught to the same standards that guide the delivery of sedation by medical anaesthesiologists in Canada. We exceed the requirements of all Canadian dental colleges including using end-tidal-CO2 (ETCO2) monitoring within our moderate conscious sedation training program. ETCO2 monitoring is the golden standard for monitoring patient respiration’s during sedation delivery.

Join our multidisciplinary faculty for the best moderate sedation training program available anywhere. We can give you the knowledge and skills to confidently and safely provide all forms of minimal and moderate sedation to your patients. Providing IV sedation will elevate your dental practice in a highly competitive market.

Both high fidelity and low fidelity simulations are part of the program. Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is included as part of the course. ACLS is made easy by our team and we guarantee success in this part of the program.

Our training in the skill of starting IVs is a point of pride. You will be taught by faculty with extensive IV experience and we guarantee that you will master the “IV start”. Countless dentists to date have done just that. We will even teach you how to start the most difficult IVs using ultrasound guided vascular access techniques.

Come join us in Vancouver, BC Canada and take our September 2021 moderate sedation certification course.

SFU Vancouver Course

Didactic: (Completed over 7 days)

  1. Block 1: September 10-12, 2021
  2. Block 2: September 24-27, 2021


Clinical: two choices

  1. Clinical in a group setting with Dental Ed providing volunteer patients. This clinical block will be held in October 2021 on dates yet to be determined.
  2. Clinical held at your own practice with custom organized dates. 
  1. The participant must hold a DDS/DMD degree and must be licensed to practice dentistry in their given province or state
  2. A letter of good standing from your governing body must be provided
  3. Current BLS CPR certification from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the American Heart Association within 12 months of the course start date. No other certifying body can be accepted due to ACLS prerequisites. You are certified in ACLS during the sedation course. If necessary we can certify you in BLS CPR during the course.
  4. Proof of malpractice insurance coverage must be shown for 5 million liability before entering into your clinical rotation
  5. The student must supply two assisting staff for their clinical, with either one or both having completed their Canadian Dental Anaesthesia Assistant Certification (CDAAC) with Dental Ed. If this is not possible we can provide staff for you during clinical for an additional charge.
The program consists of 60-72 hours of didactic classroom training and the direct participation in a three-day clinical rotation.  
Minimum 87 educational hours

Vancouver Course

  • ​​​​SFU Downtown Campus Vancouver
  • ​Vancouver General Hospital
  • Partner Dental Practices


Option One:

$24,000.00. Completing your clinical rotation in a group setting in Vancouver with patients we provide.  Billing for dentistry is not allowed as the volunteer patients are not charged any fees. Only 4-6 student spots are available per course for this option so do not delay registering as we turn dentists away every year. ​

Option One Payment Plans

Make four payments

        1. Deposit: $5,000.00 due at time of registration
        2. Payment 2: $5,000.00 due June 15, 2021
        3. ​Payment 3: $5,000.00 due July 15, 2021
        4. Payment 4: ​ $9,000.00 Due August 15, 2021


Or make twelve interest free monthly payments of $2,000.00

Option Two:

$24,000.00. Completing your clinical at your own practice. This is our most popular option as it allows for a complete integration of the practice team into the IV sedation process. Dentists can bill their patients as they normally would.  One to two faculty will work with you and your whole team as you sedate a minimum of twenty patients. ​

Option Two Payment Plans

Make four payments

        1. Deposit: $5,000.00 due at time of registration
        2. Payment 2: $5,000.00 due June 15, 2021
        3. ​Payment 3: $5,000.00 due July 15, 2021
        4. Payment 4: ​ $9,000.00 Due August 15, 2021


Or make twelve interest free monthly payments of $2000.00

CDA’s, Hygienists, and RN’s

$2900.00. Staff are encouraged to attend the didactic portion of the program. This tuition includes completing the Canadian Dental Anaesthesia Assistant Course (CDAAC) as part of their didactic attendance. These fees are due by August 15, 2020. Two staff must assist you in clinical and one must have completed their CDAAC certification.

Please read completely the policies section of this website to see the specific refund policies relating to this course before registering.

​To register call us at 778-984-0915 or email After making your initial payment, download our registration form and submit it to

By registering for this CE course, you give your consent to the secure storage of your personal information outside of Canada in accordance with the privacy policy of Dental-Ed as outlined in our policies section.


Our moderate parenteral (IV) sedation course provides a minimum of 87 educational hours


There are two options for completing the sedation course. In the first you complete your clinical sedation cases (20-24) in a group setting with a total tuition cost of $24,000.00. This is available for our Vancouver course but there are limited spots in each course (4-6 spots). The volunteer patients in the group clinical receive all dentistry for free and no billing for the dentistry occurs.

With the second option you do your clinical at your own practice integrating your staff into the learning process. With this option you get a one-on-one preceptorship for your clinical days. With this option the tuition is $24,000.00, The good news is that you can bill for all the dentistry completed on the 20-24 patients. This is our most popular option in the course as it integrates the whole practice team into the process and optimally prepares your practice for post-graduation sedation. The patients usually are more realistic in the amount of dentistry being done and the reasons for needing sedation.

The classroom component occurs over a total of seven days broken into two blocks with a goal of minimizing interruptions to your work schedule. The clinical sedation cases take place usually over three days.

If done correctly IV moderate sedation is very safe to undertake at a dental practice and well within the means of any dentist to perform. IV sedation is safer than oral sedation. The MODSED course has an emphasis on safety throughout all aspects of the learning process. We will give you the knowledge, skills, and monitoring tools to keep your patients safe while enhancing their dental experience.

Worry not. We have faculty with decades of experience starting peripheral IVs, people who know all the tricks, people who know how to teach the skill. We will even let you start IV’s on us…really. Our track record is 100% success.

Several of our faculty have large IV sedation practices and the consensus is that in takes less than six months to recoup your investment and the payoff in the long run is enormous. Even more important- you will really start to look at your profession in a whole new light as you now have all the tools to manage the anxieties and fears of your patients.

We have put together a complete IV sedation package of equipment, supplies, and office paperwork that will launch your sedation practice and give you everything needed to sedate your first 50 patients. The cost starts at about $13,000.00 depending on what options are chosen. That is an “all in price” to meet the guidelines for your jurisdiction.

It depends on your college’s standards and guidelines. For British Columbia the requirements are that there be one assistant with either the Canadian Dental Anaesthesia Assistant Course (CDAAC) or the American DAANCE program be present and that a second person with basic life support (BLS) CPR be immediately available when delivering moderate sedation. We recommend that two CDAAC trained assistants be present for any sedation case for improved safety. We require at least one assistant with CDAAC certification during a student’s clinical rotation.

To date we have graduates from most provinces in Canada. Talk to the program coordinator Michael Dare at 1.778.984.0915 to see if the course meets your jurisdictions guidelines and to discuss what changes we might need to make for your governing college to customize your course.​ It is each student’s responsibility to ensure the course is appropriate for their jurisdiction.






The solution to getting IV access in patients with limited peripheral veins.


Dental Ed specializes in providing customized IV sedation courses for small groups delivered at your location on dates of your choosing. This is perfect for a practice who wants a course for two or more of their dentists along with their staff who will be assisting in sedation. Call us and we can discuss this option.


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