DATE: Sunday, September 15, 2024

TIME:  Registration 8:30 a.m. - Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is recommended; registrations can be completed the morning of class.

LOCATION: HYBRID COURSE Loma Linda University School of Dentistry - 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350 OR online via Zoom

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 340

"Dr. Henderson Braxton portrait"
Braxton M. Henderson, DMD, DADBA

Board-Certified Diplomate, American Dental Board of Anesthesiology
 Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Anesthesiology
Oral Board Examiner, American Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Private Practice, Henderson, NC 


This course provides essential insights into safe and effective sedation techniques within the dental office setting. General dentists will gain practical knowledge to enhance patient experiences and improve procedural outcomes.  

Topics Covered

  • Types of Sedation
    • Understanding anxiolysis, minimal sedation, moderate sedation, and their applications.
    • Overview of nitrous oxide/oxygen, oral sedation, and IV sedation.
  • Patient Assessment and Suitability
    • Assessing patient eligibility for sedation.  
    • Identifying contraindications and risk factors. 
  • Pharmacology and Drug Selection
    • Review of sedative agents commonly used in dentistry.
    • Choosing appropriate medications based on patient needs.
  • Monitoring and Safety Measures
    • Monitoring techniques during sedation procedures.  
    • Emergency protocols and resuscitation readiness.
  • Patient Communication and Education
    • Addressing patient misconceptions about sedation. 
    • Effective communication to alleviate anxiety.
  • Legal and Regulatory Considerations
    • Compliance with state and dental board regulations. 
    • Documentation and informed consent.


By the end of this course, participants will be equipped to: 

  • Safely administer sedation in dental practice in accordance with previous training.
  • Tailor sedation protocols to individual patients. 
  • Enhance patient comfort and cooperation during procedures.  
  • Implement best practices for sedation management .

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