Anesthesia is an integral component of dentistry. Dentists can provide anxiety-free dental care using numerous sedative techniques obtained through advanced education. The ADSA is the organization that represents and respects all dental anesthesia providers across the entire spectrum of anesthesia and pain control in dentistry. Therefore, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA) established the College of Sedation in Dentistry in 2001 to provide for recognition of ADSA members who have demonstrated excellence through advanced training in sedation for dentistry and who are committed to safe and effective patient care.
Admission to the college demonstrates to the public your commitment to offering high quality, safe and effective sedation care to your patients. Achieving Member or Master status in the ADSA College of Sedation in Dentistry will further ensure dentistry's ability to continue to provide high quality sedation care well into the future.
The Examination is administered at ADSA meetings throughout the year. In Chicago and Las Vegas, the exam begins at 8am the day after the close of the meeting. At the Annual Session, the exam begins at 2pm on the final day of the meeting.