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

Dr. Mehr Poulad, 2020 Graduate

``I took the moderate sedation course through Dental Ed and I was thoroughly impressed. The course is well structured and taught. The pre-reading course material is extensive but manageable. There are both traditional lectures and hands on components. The main instructors are both passionate and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and feel confident providing moderate parenteral sedation in my clinical practice. I would recommend this course to anyone considering providing moderate sedation in their practice.``

Our Fall 2021 Course is Full​

Next Vancouver Course Starts September 30, 2022

Note: This course has been accepted by the RCDSO, the CDSBC, along with most other dental colleges across Canada.

 

Course Overview

Get ready to transform your whole outlook on dentistry. Change the way you and your team handle your most challenging patients. Difficult surgeries, long surgeries, phobic patients, patients with special needs – 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/miss issue of giving oral sedation to your patients then seeing them leave less than impressed with the level of sedation achieved. IV sedation is safer than oral sedation because you can titrate the dosage in real time until you reach the exact level of sedation you are aiming for. Shorter inductions 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 extremely 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 provide all forms of minimal and moderate sedation confidently and safely 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 2022 moderate sedation certification course.

SFU Vancouver Course


Didactic: (Completed over 7 days)

  1. Block 1: September 30 – October 2, 2022
  2. Block 2: October 15-18, 2022

 

Clinical: two choices

  1. Clinical held at your own practice on custom organized dates. 
  2. Clinical in a group setting with Dental Ed providing volunteer patients. This clinical block will be held from November 4-6, 2022. Screening of patients for group clinical will be held on October 14, 2022
  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. (Not applicable for Ontario dentists)
  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 your clinical rotation
  5. The student must supply 1-2 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. Ontario dentists completing their clinical in Ontario must follow a sedation team makeup as per RCDSO standards
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

Dentists

$24,500.00

(twelve equal interest free monthly payments can be made)

CDA’s, Hygienists, and RN’s

$3500.00. 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, 2022. 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 info@dentaled.com. After making your initial payment, download our registration form and submit it to info@dentaled.com.

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.

REGISTRATION FORM (PLEASE SUBMIT)

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

FAQFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 $24,500.00. This is available for our Vancouver course but there are limited spots in each course (2-4 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. The tuition is also $24,500.00. 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 usually takes place 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 IVs on us…really. Our record of accomplishment is 100% success for all participants

Several of our faculty have large IV sedation practices and the consensus is that it takes less than six months to recoup your investment and the payoff overall 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 fifty patients. The cost starts at about $11,000.00 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.

In Ontario the sedation assisting role is not carried out by chairside assistants but instead by RNs, RTs, NPs, or physicians.

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.

WE WILL COME TO YOU!

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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