Comprehensive Training in Parenteral Moderate Sedation Winter 2019

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IV Sedation Group Photo.jpg

Comprehensive Training in Parenteral Moderate Sedation Winter 2019




Course Director:

Dr. Ken Reed

Course Faculty:

Dr. Amanda Okundaye

Dr. Andrea Fonner

Dr. Stanley Malamed

Dr. Jason Brady

Didactic Dates and Location:

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, Jan 25, 2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, Feb 22, 2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Embassy Suites- Las Vegas, Nevada

Clinic Dates and Location

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, Mar 15, 2019: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Portland, Oregon

CE Credit:

103 Participation Credit Hours

**To renew your existing moderate sedation permit, you can retake the didactic session on a day-by-day basis for CE credit. Past course graduates receive a 50% discount on the daily tuition rate. 

Completion of this course  meets the Mastership Award 12-credit requirement for 340- Anes/Pain Mgmt/Sedation/Pharm

Course Overview:

Safely and confidently treat your anxious or fearful adult patients by performing IV moderate sedation. This comprehensive certifying course includes lectures and clinical training by the renowned Drs. Kenneth Reed, Amanda Okundaye, Andrea Fonner, Jason Brady and Stanley Malamed. Didactic discussion includes pharmacology, patient evaluation, airway management, monitors and monitoring, ECG interpretation, geriatrics, medical emergencies, post-operative analgesics and venipuncture techniques. At the final session before clinic participants will practice managing anesthesia related emergencies on a high fidelity human simulator, which will provide you with valuable hands on experience. During the clinical portion of the course, participants will start IVs and administer sedative agents and perform clinical dentistry - just like you will in private practice.

Unlike other programs, we prepare participants for real-life clinical practice by having them simultaneously perform both the sedation and dentistry on a minimum of twenty patients. We allow participants to choose procedures with which they are most comfortable and we supply the appropriate, pre-screened patients for this course. This course meets or exceeds the ADA guidelines for moderate sedation, which is what most states require; however, you are encouraged to look very closely at rules and regulations in your jurisdiction. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us prior to registration.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the appropriate patient to receive parenteral moderate sedation

  • Explain the pharmacology of the benzodiazepines, opioids, adjunctive and reversal agents

  • Describe venipuncture technique

  • Outline a plan for the prevention, recognition and treatment of medical emergencies that may occur with sedation

Prerequisites (Must complete before the course begins):

  • A valid dental license in a US state or Canadian province

  • Temporary, non-resident Oregon permit for international and out-of-state participants (OAGD will assist with the process).

  • A current DEA permit allowing the subscription of Schedules II/IIN through V

  • A current HeartCode® BLS card

  • A current advanced Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) card

  • Proof of appropriate professional malpractice insurance that specifically covers participants while treating patients

  • Two dental assistants for the clinic session

  • Each participant is required to bring a traditional stethoscope, precordial stethoscope, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter, electrocardiograph and end tidal CO2 monitor to the clinical session

*** Online registration is not available for this event. Please contact us 503-228-6266 or email us at for registration information.

About the Clinician:

Drs. Reed, Okundaye, Fonner, Brady and Malamed are all dentist anesthesiologists and all are Diplomates of both the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. They are each faculty members of one or more dental schools and have an average of over 20 years of experience teaching anesthesia related topics. All faculty except for Dr. Malamed practice the full spectrum of anesthesia for dentistry on a daily basis and all have appointments teaching dental anesthesia residents. Dr. Malamed retired from USC in 2013 after a distinguished 40 year career. More information at


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