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 Anesthesia And Sedation Updates For Dentistry And Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery : Dates TBD

State Board Requirements:

Most states require refresher training every two years. Each state has guidelines for both didactic and/or clinical experiences. Check with your local State Board for the specific regulations in your state and we will make every effort to help you comply with their requirements.

The St. Joseph’s University Medical Center sponsored program in affiliation with and administered by ASAASD is a comprehensive 3-day review and re-certification program. Each day can be taken individually or in combo packages to achieve the requirements for your licensure. 

When all three courses are taken together, each attendee will receive 24 hours CE credit for re-certification. The course is approved by the NJ State Board of Dentistry, 21-078

Click to download and print Anesthesia and Sedation Update brochure.

Click to download and print the Recertification Registration form.

Payment: You may mail a check, or: Click here for Credit Card payment.


Recognizing that each doctor may have different needs, we offer each day as a separate 8-hr program at separate fees:

Day 1 – $300 Sedation Review Course
Day 2 – $500 Adult and Pediatric Sedation Review
Day 3 – $800 Team Simulations  (limited attendance)
             Staff  – Day 3 – Sedation Staff members are $250 each
                         (may have to limit to 2/office depending on enrollment)


Day 1 and 2am virtual – $350

Day 1 and 2    –  $750
Day 1 and 3    – $1,000
Day 2 and 3   – $1,200
All three days – $1,500


Day 1: TBD  fully virtual, unlimited attendance, lecture format 

7:45 am      Webex session opens – welcome                                      Hillel Ephros, DMD, MD
7:55am       Pharmacology of commonly used sedation agents      Hillel Ephros, DMD, MD
9:00 am      Airway anatomy and management during sedation    Robert DeFalco, DDS
10:25 am            5 minute break
10:30 am    Drug interactions, stoppages and changes                    Michael Erlichman, DDS
Noon                  Lunch break 45 minutes
12:45 pm     Anesthesia complications                                                 Hillel Ephros, DMD, MD
1:45 pm       Prescribing and administering opioids                          Hillel Ephros, DMD, MD
2:45 pm               5 minute break
2:50 pm      Fire Safety and Infection Control in Dental/OS Anesthesiology
                                                                                                                      Hillel Ephros, DMD, MD
4:40 pm               Q&A
5:00                      Webex session closes    


Day 2: TBD – hybrid session, unlimited attendance virtual, limited attendance on site 

7:45 am               Webex session opens – welcome                               Hillel Ephros, DMD, MD
7:55 am               Pediatric anesthesia: oral surgeon’s perspective    Merideth Blitz, DDS
9:55 am               5 minute break
10:00 am            Pediatric anesthesia: the pediatric dentist and 
10:30 am             Pediatric Anesthesiologist’s perspective                  Henna DeSimone, DDS
Noon                   Lunch break
12:45                   SimLab – pediatric and adult airway, emergency management and MH

Day 3: Saturday, TBD– in person, hands-on session, limited attendance                      Matthew Elward and Sim Lab Faculty
                                          (Staff members are at $250 each-limit 2 /practice)

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Sim Lab exclusively, limited attendance available to doctors and up to two clinical staff members per
practice, could include the following:

  1. Acute asthma
  2. Chest pain
  3. Seizure
  4. Severe allergic reaction
  5. Altered consciousness
  6. Dysrhythmia
  7. Bradycardia, hypotension
  8. Angioedema
  9. Foreign body
  10. Laryngospasm

Specifically, the program will include 3.5 hours of SIMLAB for the doctors while the staff are in lectures and then switch: the assistant lectures are: the assistant’s role in pre-anesthesia assessment, infection control for dental and oral surgery sedation, airway complications, team management of anesthetic emergencies, enhancing patient safety and satisfaction; Swap groups and the assistants are in SIMLAB while doctors attend their lectures: EKG review and dysrhythmia treatment, identifying the difficult airway, pharmacology of sedation agents, interactions to consider with sedation and post treatment pain management;

SIMLAB stations: airway basics, cardiac arrest, emergence delirium or seizure, over sedation/respiratory depression, MI, etc.

Recertification Registration Form

Anesthesia and Sedation Update brochure.