Welcome to Learn IV Sedation

These courses are administered and sponsored by the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry (OAGD) and the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry (OHSU).

This course meets or exceeds the American Dental Association’s Guidelines for the Use of Sedation and General Anesthesia by Dentists.  It is a 103 hour course and includes a total of 60 hours of didactic education and 43 hours of clinical education.  

*** Questions to ask of any parenteral sedation course that you are considering enrolling in:***

While I am training, will I be issued a temporary license to both do dentistry and perform IV sedation by the state board of dentistry in the state in which the clinical portion is held ? 
Are all of the faculty licensed to practice in the state in which the course is held and do they have professional malpractice insurance that covers them in this state and during this course ?
Once I complete this training, will my state board of dentistry recognize it and allow me to get a permit to administer IV sedation ?
In this course will I be starting the IV on every patient, titrating sedative agents to effect on every patient and doing dentistry on every patient (just like private practice will be) ?
Will I be taught single and multiple drug techniques ?
Will any drugs or techniques taught during the course not be allowed by my state after I complete the program ?
Are all of the course faculty dentist anesthesiologists that are board certified by both the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology (ADBA) and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology (NDBA) with an average of over 18 years clinical practice and teaching experience in anesthesiology for dentistry ?

Pediatric patients will not be treated in this course nor do we advocate parenteral moderate sedation for patients under the age of 16.

Critical Information for All Courses:
Doctor requirements prior to enrolling:
A valid license to practice dentistry in at least one US state or Canadian province
Current Healthcare Provider BLS (CPR)
Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)
Current DEA permit allowing the subscription of Schedules II/IIN through V
Appropriate malpractice insurance

You must bring at least two dental assistants for the entirety of the clinic sessions.  Also, you are strongly encouraged to bring your assistants for all of the didactic sessions.  They will benefit from this information and there is no additional tuition charged for your first two assistants.  If you wish to bring additional assistants, a small fee will be assessed that only covers our expenses.

Due to limitations in both space and faculty, only the doctors participating in the course will be taking the SimMan® portion.  We cannot accommodate dental assistants or any additional staff in this portion of the course.

Each participant will treat at least the number of patients that your state requires, generally this is twenty.  You will be completely comfortable with and prepared to go back to your office and sedate and treat patients.  This course is very well organized due primarily to the excellent quality of faculty and staff we have been able to secure.

Note: During the clinical portion of the course each participant is required to to bring all armamentarium/supplies required to treat patients. 

These are long days ! The didactic days are eight hours each and the clinic days are between ten and fourteen hours each.  For as long and difficult as this course is, it is also a lot of fun and it is a “good tired” that you'll feel each day. 

NOTE: As of October, 2007 the ADA Guidelines changed. One of the changes was the following sentence:

“The course director must certify the competency of participants upon satisfactory completion of training in each moderate sedation technique, including instruction, clinical experience and airway management.”

Each participant must be 100% clear that there is a possibility that if they do not perform satisfactorily during the course that I may not be able to write a letter to their state board stating that they are competent in parenteral moderate sedation and airway management.  All participants will get the CE hours, but potentially one or more may not get a statement of competency from me, as course director.   I have rarely been put in the position to not be able to certify competence of a course participant but it has happened in the past and may in the future.

The parenteral course is a 103 credit hour CE course.

                            Tuition: $12,950

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