The Annual Mount Bachelor Ski Retreat Weekend

Mark Donaldson

This CE course is a gas!

Instructor: Mark Donaldson BSP, RPH, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 – Saturday, February 15, 2014
Time: Friday: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM and Saturday: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Hit the slopes then hit the books!
Credit: 7 CE Lecture Hours
Tuition: $250/dentists and $175/staff 
Location: Mount Bachelor Village Resort
19717 Mount Bachelor Drive Bend, OR 97702

Day 1: Nitrous Oxide – Oxygen Minimal Sedation Update

This course is specifically designed to introduce nitrous oxide–oxygen minimal sedation to any clinician, hygienist or team member who may be new to this modality. This qualifies as 4 CE lecture hours, which can be used to renew a Nitrous Oxide Permit or 4 of the 14 hours required to renew a Moderate Sedation Permit, Deep Sedation Permit or General Anesthesia permit.

Nitrous oxide is one of the most versatile and safest inhalational agents used in both dental and medical practices. This interactive course will provide a comprehensive review of the roles and benefits of using nitrous oxide, as well as, protocols for integrating this sedative into new offices and busy clinics. Cases studies and discussions will be used to augment key points so participants will leave feeling confident about using nitrous oxide in their clinic.


• Describe the continuum of consciousness and understand where Nitrous Oxide –Oxygen Minimal Sedation may fit in your treatment paradigm
• List the characteristics of the ideal sedative for in-office use
• Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different sedation modalities
• Understand the safety mechanisms developed and how to troubleshoot potential problems
• Match the right drug at the right dose to the right patient for the right procedure

Day 2: Illicit Drugs and the Dental Patient

What about all those drugs I didn’t (formally) learn about in school? Have you ever had a patient needing treatment for a dental emergency that has more than one underlying chronic disease or is on more than five medications? Now what if these same patients are also experimenting with illicit drugs? How does the use of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, crack, Salvia divinorum, khat bush, or designer drugs such as MDPV change your treatment plan?

This program looks at some of these most challenging patients, their most common negative sequelae due to illicit drug use and applicable strategies to successfully treating these complex patients. Case studies will augment the delivery of key points and an interactive approach is emphasized.


• Discuss the four main challenges of medically complex dental patients
• Understand the concept of risk and how to select and de-select appropriate patients
• Describe the risk factors to consider when treating patients who use illicit drugs
• Recognize some of the oral signs of illicit drug use and how to manage these patients
• Understand the pathophysiology of drug induced xerostomia and treatment options

Speaker: Mark Donaldson received his B.Sc. (Pharm.) from the University of British Columbia, and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital, and is the current Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Montana. Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Donaldson is a reviewer for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and General Dentistry, and sits on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

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