Minimal & Moderate Sedation - December 7-8, 2014

A two day course reviewing topics related to the safe and effective delivery of minimal and moderate sedation of dental patients by inhalation, enteral and parenteral routes of administration. The topics presented will be applicable to all minimal and moderate sedation providers and will provide the attendee with a broad overview of topics related to safe practice of minimal and moderate sedation.

1. Describe the components of a proper preoperative medical assessment for a dental patient about to
    undergo sedation.
2. Describe physiological and technical aspects of patient monitoring during sedation and interpretation of
     that data.
3. Describe office preparations necessary for effective management of medical emergencies.
4. Describe airway complications and team methods utilized in their management.
5. Describe common medical complications associated with sedation during dental treatment and their
6. Describe the pharmacology of agents used for minimal and moderate sedation.
7. Describe methods and agents utilized during peri-operative pain management.
8. Recognize and describe techniques for difficult intravenous cannulation.  
9. Describe prevention and management of non-life threatening complications of minimal and moderate
10.Describe indications for glucocorticoids during minimal and moderate sedation.


Tentative Faculty

Roy L. Stevens, DDS (Chair)
University of Oklahoma

Daniel E. Becker, DDS
Miami Valley Hospital

Ernest B. Luce, DDS
University of Texas

James C. Phero, DMD
University of Cincinnati

Kenneth L. Reed, DMD
Lutheran Medical Center


Tentative Schedule



8:00-8:15     Welcome and Introduction - Roy L. Stevens, DDS
8:15-10:15   A Review of Medical Evaluation and Patient Medications - Daniel Becker, DDS
10:15-10:30  Break
10:30-12:00  Update on Patient Monitoring - Ernie Luce, DDS
12:00-1:00    Lunch
1:00-2:00      Preparing for a Medical Emergency: Crisis Resource Management - James Phero, DMD
2:00-3:00      A Team Approach to Airway Management - James Phero, DMD
3:00-3:15      Break
3:15-5:00      Recognition and Management of Complications - Daniel Becker, DDS


8:00-10:15     Pharmacotherapeutics for Minimal and Moderate Sedation - Daniel Becker, DDS
10:15-10:30   Break
10:30-12:00   Pain Management: Perioperative Considerations - Kenneth Reed, DMD
12:00-1:00     Lunch
1:00-2:00      Starting the Difficult IV - Roy Stevens, DDS
2:00-3:00      Nuisance Complications of Minimal and Moderate Sedation - Ernie Luce, DDS
3:00-3:15      Break
3:15-3:45      A Review of Glucocorticoids - Daniel Becker, DDS
3:45-5:00      Case Studies and Panel Discussion - Daniel Becker, DDS and faculty  


College of Sedation in dentistry examination

In order to recognize dentists with advanced training in dental sedation the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology established the College of Sedation in Dentistry in 2006. Entrance to the college is by examination. Click below for more information or to register for the entrance examination following the meeting, or call us at 312.664.8270.

College Information


CE Information

The General Anesthesia course and Minimal & Moderate Sedation courses offer 16 hours of CE and include breakfast, lunch and breaks. The Assistant course offers 12 hours of CE credit and includes one lunch and all breakfasts and breaks.

ADSA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
ADSA designates this activity for 12-16 continuing education credits.
The ADSA is an Accepted National Sponsor (#218597) for FAGD/MAGD Credit.


Meeting Fees

Special early-bird fees starting at just $795 remain discounted only until the hotel cutoff.


Exhibitor Information

Exhibitors are welcome at the Chicago review.

Exhibitor Information


Hotel Information

Discounted rooms starting at $209 are available at the Swissotel Chicago. Please click below to make reservations online or call the Swiss at 888-73-SWISS.



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