Mastering Adult Moderate IV Sedation: Vancouver CourseA competency based training course for dentists in safe IV sedation delivery

Why choose Dental Ed for your IV sedation training?

  1. Dental Ed is a company that focuses only on one thing- dental sedation training
  2. We have graduated over four hundred dentists to date
  3. We have been offering sedation courses for over a decade in Canada
  4. We teach current best practices in medical/dental anaesthesiology for the undertaking of office based parenteral sedation.
  5. You graduate with the knowledge, the skills, and all of the right equipment and supplies to launch your dental sedation practice.
  6. Our faculty consists of dental anaesthesiologists, OMFS, dentists, critical care RNs, and paramedics with diverse anaesthesia backgrounds and decades of experience.
This is not the type of training course you want just anyone teaching. You want the best. You want instructors with true expertise. You want Dental Ed. We are everything sedation.

Dr. Mehr Poulad,

``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.``

Dr. Sam Shin

I attended the moderate sedation IV course in Toronto. Michael, the program organizer, delivered the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake safe IV sedation. He is so passionate and has been committing himself to this field to guide the dental professions in the right way. I highly recommend this course.

Thank you, Dental Ed!

Our Next Vancouver Course Starts September 16, 2023

Note: This course has been accepted by the RCDSO and  BCCOHP, along with most other dental colleges across Canada including CDSS, MDA, and the PDBNS


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 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 complete your moderate sedation certification.

Vancouver Course

Didactic: (Completed over 7 days)

  1. Block 1: September 16 – 18, 2023
  2. Block 2: September 30 – October 3, 2023


Clinical: two choices

  1. Clinical held at your own practice on custom organized dates 
  2. Clinical held in a group setting with Dental Ed providing volunteer patients. This clinical block will be held from November 17-19, 2023, in Vancouver. There is an additional fee for choosing this option and there are only 3 spots available during each course.
  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.
  4. Proof of malpractice insurance coverage must be shown for 5 million liability before entering your clinical rotation
  5. Prior to undertaking the clinical rotation for the sedation of 20-24 patients at your office, the practice must have all the sedation equipment, supplies and permits in place to meet the sedation standards as set out by your college or dental board. Dental Ed sells complete packages that include everything needed to achieve this.
  6. The student must provide all of the staff required that make up the sedation team as required by their governing body.
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

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$25,499 – more details below

(We offer 6 monthly interest free payments)

CDA’s, Hygienists, and RN’s

$3,500. Staff are encouraged to attend the didactic portion of the program. This tuition includes completing the Canadian Dental Anaesthesia Assistant Course (CDAAC) online course. Staff fees are due by September 1, 2023.

Each dentist is responsible to provide properly trained staff for their office sedation team as per the regulations for their college/dental board when they undertake their clinical.

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


The tuition for the course is $25,499.00  (paid in six installments) with two options for completing the required clinical portion (sedating 20-24 patients).

With the first 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 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 dentist is responsible for facility traveling to their clinical. For BC you must have two assistants for your clinical, one must have a CDAAC or DAANCE certificate. For other provinces like Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan the sedation assistant is an RN.

With the second option you complete your clinical sedation cases (20-24) in a group setting. This is available for our Vancouver course but there are limited spots in each course (2-3 spots). The volunteer patients in the group clinical receive all dentistry for free and no billing for the dentistry occurs. Priority is given to out of province dentists for these spots. You are required to provide your own staff to assist and do the patient monitoring.

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 you have at least one assistant with CDAAC certification during a student’s clinical rotation.

In Ontario, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan 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.


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 three or more of their dentists along with the staff who will be assisting in sedation. Call us and we can discuss this option.


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