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For Dental Hygienists & Dental Assistants.


Students will explore the concepts necessary to monitor a sedated patient. This informative and fascinating lecture will explain what you need to know to get comfortable with sedated patients and deal with any possible common Anesthesia Medical Emergencies you may see in the dental office or even out in the public. This is a Dental Board approved course covering the anesthesia aspects of patient care.

Created in Missouri and Available for Sedation Dentists from all States.  Newly updated for Florida.

Please note that this course requires at least 12 hours of personal study per State Dental Board requirements.


Sedation Consult, LLC & Dynamic Dental Educators designate this activity for 14 continuing education credits.


Approved by the State Dental Boards of Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, & South Dakota.

ADA/CERP credit available for all states.


Course Summary

  • Designed for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Physicians, and Dental Sedation Nurses who participate and care for sedation patients in a dental office environment.
    Sponsored by Sedation Consult and co-sponsored by Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education.
  • Created and presented by Columbia, Missouri Dentist Allan Schwartz, DDS, CRNA.
  • 14-hour lectures with 100-question required exam. Must attain a score of 75% to pass.
  • Written lecture notes provided.
  • Educational Objectives: The Continuum of Sedation; Anesthesia paper work; Consents; ASA Physical Status; Vital Signs: Normal and Abnormal; Heart anatomy; Monitoring basics; Child vs. Adult anesthesia; Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics; Patient positioning and skin status; Venous Thromboembolism; Guedel’s Planes of Anesthesia; Patient Recovery and Discharge; What to do with Abnormal Vital Signs: Dental Office Emergency Protocols.
  • Refund Policy: All sales are final. If unable to attend a registered course, credit will be applied toward one of our upcoming courses.

Learning Objectives
Part One
1. Identify patient requirements for sedation.
2. Discuss the continuum of anesthesia and the depth of sedation.
Part Two
3. Discuss the essentials of paperwork
4. Identify the difference between assault and battery.
5. Discuss consents for anesthesia and surgery.
6. Discuss assignment of ASA physical status and classifications.
7. Identify facility requirements for sedation and necessary equipment.
Part Three
8. Identify the five critical patient vital signs.
9. Discuss the physiology and importance of the five critical patient vital signs.
Part Four
10. Identify normal patient vital signs.
11. Discuss the basic anatomy of the heart.
12. Introduce the Electrocardiogram (EKG).
Part Five
13. Identify abnormal patient vital signs.
14. Identify vital signs of concern.
15. Identify normal and abnormal dysrhythmias.
Part Six
16. Discuss non-mechanical and mechanical assessment of patient vital signs.
17. Discuss the rules of good patient monitoring.
18. Discuss monitoring a child versus an adult.
19. Discuss drug pharmacokinetics versus pharmacodynamics.
Part Seven
20. Discuss assessment of patient position and skin status.
21. Discuss venous thromboembolism
22. Discuss documentation of patient vital signs (the anesthesia record) and the automatic
recording of anesthesia data.
23. Discuss Nitrous Oxide and Guedel’s Planes of Anesthesia.
24. Discuss patient recovery and discharge after anesthesia
Part Eight
25. Discuss and demonstrate basic “what to do” with abnormal vital signs.
26. Discuss dental office emergency protocols.

Refund PolicyAll sales are final.

Our courses do not require prior knowledge of a topic. Each course is written to present general knowledge of a subject. The content of our courses contains no advertising or solicitation of products or services and is free from commercial influence.

Our Online continuing education courses are meant for instructional and re-licensing purposes. Limited information is provided as an overview of the subject matter and potential risks exist when attempting to incorporate techniques or procedures using limited knowledge and without supervised clinical experience. This course is not intended to be a comprehensive or an authoritative source.

Our course content is unbiased and free from commercial influence. Everyone involved with the development of this course has no conflict of interest and have no financial relationships with the content of this course.


Revised June/2022. Expires June/2025.

Essentials of Monitoring for Sedation Dentistry (Online)

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