AMERICAN SOCIETY for the ADVANCEMENT OF ANESTHESIA and SEDATION in DENTISTRY
Parenteral Sedation Course
at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center
A comprehensive 100+-hour, hands-on IV training package based on ADA guidelines for teaching IV sedation in dentistry. Designed to provide the scientific basis for safe sedation as well as simulation and clinical training leading to basic skill acquisition. The optional 16-hour American Heart Association ACLS program is included at no extra charge.
At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to apply for certification for moderate parenteral sedation in states in which they are licensed. They will be able to:
- Select patients for whom dental office based sedation poses minimal risk
- Identify patients who should be referred to hospital-based anesthesia
- Discuss the pharmacology of agents commonly used in dental office based sedation
- Describe how each of these agents affects respiration and cardiovascular function
- Recognize and manage medical emergencies and anesthesia-related complications
- Discuss reversal agents, anti-emetics and anti-inflammatories and their appropriate use
- Articulate a checklist that might be used to ensure readiness for sedation
- Describe critical differences between adults and children as sedation candidates
- List all monitoring devices and safety-related equipment needed for sedation
- Discuss office protocols and principles of documentation related to sedation
The program includes lectures, seminars, simulation training and supervised clinical experiences as part of the anesthesia/sedation team.
Hillel Ephros, DMD, MD, Course Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Richard P. Szumita, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Meredith Blitz, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Robert J. DeFalco, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Michael Erlichman, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Henna DeSimone, DDS, Pediatric Dentist, Dental Anesthesiologist
Jonathan Mendia, DMD, Dental Anesthesiologist
Yasmi O. Crystal, DMD, Pediatric Dentist
Pam Upadya, MD, Anesthesiologist and Director of Simulation, SJUMC
Jonathan Markley, DO, Anesthesiologist
Seth Landa, MD, Anesthesiologist
Karmei Chan, MD, Pediatric Anesthesiologist
David Crystal, DDS, Parenteral Conscious Sedation Dentist
Dominic LU, DDS, Dental Anesthesiologist and Dental Educator
Joseph Portale, DMD, MAGD, Parenteral Conscious Sedation Dentist
- case selection and case presentation
- drug regimes for oral, intranasal agents, and IV
- use of local anesthesia with sedation
- additional behavioral management techniques to use in conjunction with pharmacological agents
- equipment required
- discharge and documentation
- guidelines and regulations
The program is open to dentists and dental specialists with or without any prior experience using oral, inhalation or parenteral sedation (including IV, IM, submucosal, or intranasal.) Space is limited to ten participants per course. All registrants must have evidence of currency in Basic Life Support from and be an AHA-approved provider. ACLS training is included and will take place during the middle weekend of the program. Participants may receive up to an additional 16 hours of CE credit for ACLS beyond the 80+-hour CEU course.
Lectures cover patient selection, pre-anesthesia evaluation, physiology, pharmacology, monitoring, emergency management, drug interactions, reversal agents, reducing dosage of sedatives for greater safety, IV techniques and IV solutions as well as legal issues and office and staff preparation for sedation practice. Simulation training takes place on day 4 and live patient interactions commence on the fifth day and continue through the end of the course.
The program receives no commercial support.
No member of the faculty has any known conflicts of interest.