Mastering Adult Moderate IV Conscious Sedation
Next Vancouver Course Starts September 18, 2020
A competency based training course for dentists in safe IV sedation delivery
Mastering Adult Moderate IV Conscious Sedation
Fall 2020 Course dates
SFU Vancouver Course
Didactic: (Completed over 7 days)
The program consists of 60-72 hours of didactic classroom training and the direct participation in a three-day clinical rotation. Minimum 97 educational hours.
To register call us at 778-984-0915 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After making your initial payment, download our registration form and submit it to email@example.com.
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 $19,500.00. This is available for our Vancouver courses but there are limited spots in each course (4-6). 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. With this option the tuition is $26,000.00, 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. The patients usually are somewhat more realistic in the amount of dentistry being done and the reasons for needing sedation.
Q: How long is the IV course?
A: The classroom component occurs over a total of seven days broken into two blocks with a goal of minimizing interruptions to your work schedule. The clinical sedation cases take place usually 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. Our track record is 100% success.
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 light 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 the guidelines for your jurisdiction.
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 basic life support (BLS) 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 CDAAC 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 from 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 97 educational hours upon completion.