Canadian Dental Anesthesia Assistant Course- Full Course
GST and when applicable PST included in above price
Base Course: 690.00 + GST = 724.50
HCP CPR add on: 78.00 + GST = 81.90
Course Manual: $49.00 + GST + Applicable Provincial Tax
36 CE Credits
The management of pain and anxiety for patients undergoing dental procedures is a major focus of the dental profession. Dentistry has evolved to administer general anesthesia, IV sedation and oral/inhaled agents for sedation-analgesia in a safe manner to millions of patients. This course provides both the knowledge and the skills for team members to effectively manage patients throughout the process.
Canadian Dental Anesthesia Assistant Course
- Each person taking the course must download the mandatory registration form and fill it out, emailing or faxing the form back to Dental-Ed
- If the person paying for the course is different than the person(s) taking the course, this is picked up on the registration form as the person's name on the credit card used to pay for the person is asked for
- The person(s) taking the course cannot login to do the online quizzes until the registration form(s) are returned to Dental-Ed.
- Basic sciences review
- Patient selection and evaluation
- Preoperative preparation of patients
- Anaesthetic drugs and techniques
- Anesthesia equipment and monitoring: Basic ECG interpretation, vitals, oxygen saturation, and waveform capnography
- Postoperative care
- Managing office medical/anaesthesia emergencies
CDAs, RDA's, Hygienists, RN's and others wishing to or already working in a dental anesthesia setting.
This program combines 20 hrs. of self-study along with 16 hrs. of classroom time.
Healthcare Provider CPR certification (must show proof of on first day of course, not at time of registration).
We also offer a rapid CPR recertification at the end of the workshop if you need. Cost $78.00. Choose this option above.
Course: $690.00 + GST
Hard Copy of Course Manual: 49.00 + GST + Applicable Provincial Tax (Digital manual in pdf form provided at no charge) Choose this option above
HCP CPR Recertification add on: $78.00 + GST
Simon Fraser University (SFU), Harbour Centre Campus
Room location to be announced one week prior to course
Frequently asked questions
A: If you do the pre-course reading of the CDAAC manual and the accompanying online quizzes then you should be very successful at completing the course. The course is more about learning than exams. As adults, having an exam does seem to motivate us to crack open the books and study... Also you will spend two days in the classroom making sense of all of the content. You will learn some of those new words that are let's just say are a bit hard to pronounce with a very experienced instructor.
Q: How do I do the online quizzes? Where do I get my ID and password from?
A: Before you can start your online quizzes, you must fill in and submit the registration form that was sent to whomever registered you if not yourself. The form can be downloaded here (see above) if you cannot find the email that was sent to you. Once we receive the registration form we will enter you into the system and send you your login information.
Q: How am I evaluated, how do I pass the course?
A: The course consists of six module quizzes that you do online and must score 80% or higher on. You can redo each quiz once if needed. At the end of the two day workshop component there is a final exam of 50 multiple choice questions. The passing grade is again 80%. This exam is heavily based on the online quizzes.
Q: How long is the certification good for?
A: To maintain certification, the course must be renewed every three years. The online quizzes are not required to be completed when renewing but the student must attend day two of the hands on workshop and complete the written exam. Recertification students can come to day one and do the online quizzes at no extra cost if they choose.
Q: Is this course recognized by the Alberta Dental Association and College?
A: The course is recognized in Alberta for CE credits and we are awaiting full accreditation pending the finalization of the ADA+C sedation guide changes that are being undertaken at this time.