Anesthesia and Sedation in the Dental Office

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 457RL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 258 C
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
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Dwayne Thibeault, is a Nurse Anesthesiologist licensed to practice in New Hampshire. His experience and qualifications include 20+ years in trauma/critical care settings caring for patients of all ages and backgrounds ranging from office based procedures, to emergency trauma patients, to open heart and lung surgeries. His anesthesia training was completed at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, culminating in a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP).

In this course, attendees will discuss the safety of dental office-based anesthesia and sedation with a licensed anesthesia provider. The instructor will review safety equipment that should be in the office while anesthesia and sedation are being provided, the pharmacology of meds used for oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. This course will review the levels of anesthesia (i.e.. minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia). Attendees will learn the differences in providing anesthesia for adults versus pediatric patients regarding anatomy, medication, and ways to provide the anesthesia to the patient. 

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Realize the advantages of having a licensed anesthesia provider, provide in-office anesthesia and sedation
  • List three pieces of equipment that should be in the office for anesthesia and sedation
  • Understand some of the pharmacology of oral and general anesthesia medications
  • Explain the pharmacology of IV medications
  • Cite the three levels of sedation and the differences between them
  • Identify three major differences to consider when providing sedation to an adult versus a pediatric patient
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Office
This Course will be audiotaped.

The Blue Sky Anesthesia Associates grant has been applied to this course.

An invitation to participate in the Corporate Forums was provided to all companies exhibiting at Yankee. Participating companies have selected the speakers and topics for the sessions and paid all related expenses. The information and opinions presented are solely those of the speakers and the sponsoring companies and do not represent the opinions of, nor constitute endorsement by Yankee Dental Congress, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the co participating states.