Mastering Adult Moderate Conscious Sedation
(Next Course Starts September 20, 2019)
Competency based training in safe oral and IV sedation delivery for dentists
Mastering Adult Moderate Conscious Sedation
Fall 2019 Course dates
This course is for dentists who wish to master the use of oral, intravenous, intranasal and other parenteral routes to produce a state of moderate conscious sedation for their patients. The program consists of 72 hours of didactic classroom training and the direct participation in a three-day clinical rotation. The choice of using either a benzodiazepine alone or using a benzodiazepine in combination with an opioid depends on what province/state the dentist practices in and the regulations of that jurisdiction. For example, BC dentists are restricted to a single benzodiazepine agent after initial training whereas in other regions initial training includes the use of benzodiazepines and opioids in combination.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the total cost for getting my moderate IV sedation certificate?
A: There are two options for completing the sedation course. In the first you complete your clinical sedation cases (20-24) in a group setting with a total tuition cost of $17,999.00. The volunteer patients in the group clinical receive all dentistry for free and no billing for the dentistry occurs.
With the second option you do your clinical at your own practice integrating all of your staff into the learning process. With this option you get a one on one preceptorship for all of your clinical days. While this option requires an additional $9,000.00 fee, the good news is that you can bill for all of the dentistry completed on the 24 patients. This is our most popular option in the course as it integrates the whole practice into the process and optimally prepares your practice for post graduation sedation.
Q: How long is the IV course?
A: The classroom component occurs over a total of nine days broken into three blocks with a goal of minimizing interruptions to your work schedule. The clinical sedation cases take place over three days.
Q: I have heard that doing IV sedation at a dental office can be tricky, even unsafe. Is that true?
A: If done correctly IV moderate sedation is very safe to undertake at a dental practice and well within the means of any dentist to perform. IV sedation is safer than oral sedation. The MODSED course has an emphasis on safety throughout all aspects of the learning process. We will give you the knowledge, skills, and monitoring tools to keep your patients safe while enhancing their dental experience.
Q: How hard is it to learn how to start IV's? Learning that skill concerns me.
A: Worry not. We have faculty with decades of experience starting peripheral IVs, people who know all the tricks, people who know how to teach the skill. We will even let you start IV's on us...really.
Q: I hear that you need to sedate patients in a clinical setting during the course. Where do the patients come from?
A: That depends. For IV sedation training the following applies. If you are a dentist without your own practice or a dentist from outside the lower mainland area of BC we will supply the volunteer patients for you. If you are from the lower mainland area and have your own practice, then you are required to supply your own patients. Talk to us about your situation and we will try to make it work for you.
Q; How long does it take to recover my investment in adding this treatment modality to my practice?
A: Several of our faculty have large IV sedation practices and the consensus is that in takes less than six months to recoup your investment and the payoff in the long run is enormous. Even more important- you will really start to look at your profession in a whole new way as you now have all the tools to manage the anxieties and fears of your patients.
Q: What are the start-up costs after I finish the course?
A: We have put together a complete IV sedation package of equipment, supplies, and office paperwork that will launch your sedation practice and give you everything needed to sedate your first 50 patients. The cost starts at about $7,500.00 depending on what options are chosen. That is an all in price to meet all guidelines for BC. Slight variations in price may occur for other jurisdictions.
Q: What training does my staff require if any?
A: It depends on your college’s standards and guidelines. For British Columbia the requirements are that there be one assistant with either the Canadian Dental Anaesthesia Assistant Course (CDAAC) or the American DAANCE program be present and that a second person with healthcare provider (HCP) CPR be immediately available when delivering moderate sedation. We recommend that two CDAAC trained assistants be present for any sedation case for improved safety. We require at least one assistant with either CDAAC or DAANCE certification during a student's clinical rotation.
Q: Is this program adequate to meet the regulations for my state or province?
A: To date we have graduates form most provinces in Canada. Talk to the program coordinator Michael Dare at 1.778.984.0915 to see if the course meets your jurisdictions guidelines and to discuss what changes we might need to make for your governing college to customize your course. It is each student's responsibility to ensure the course is appropriate for their jurisdiction.
Our moderate parenteral (IV) sedation course provides a minimum of 99 CE Credits
GST included in above price Minimum of 99 CE credits
Parenteral Adult Sedation Certification.
Initial Deposit: $5000.00 + GST
Course Dates: September 20-23, September 27-29, October 4-6, 2019