Oral Sedation CE Courses for Assistants

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Our Oral Sedation CE course for Assistants produces team members that can help their dentist in three major categories:


The assistants will learn to:

  • Take pre screening vital signs
  • Pre screen medical problems
  • Pre screen difficult airways
  • Educate patients on the risks of a full stomach during sedation


The assistants will learn to:

  • Hook up a vital signs monitor
    • Blood Pressure
    • Heart Rate
    • Respiratory Rate
    • Rythym Stripe
    • Pulse Oximetry
    • Capnography
  • Actively interpret a vital signs monitor
  • Use and fill out a sedation flow sheet
  • Audit sedation consent forms
  • Recognize, Respond, Perform, and Communicate in any sedation emergency


The assistants will learn to:

  • Evaluate when the patient can have the monitors removed
  • Evaluate when the patient can be safely discharged
  • Use and fill out sedation discharge instructions

Assistants also develop a solid understanding in sedation pharmacology, physiology.  Trained assistants become proficient in aiding the dentist during emergencies in a dental office.  The ADMA develops a team member that the dentist can rely upon as not only an emergency assistant but an emergency resource.  Case simulation, individual instructor interaction, and hands on exposure developes an assistant that can both lead and be a team member.  *Select “learn more” from any of the above courses for an in depth content and training description.

1 Day Course 8 CE Credits for Assistants
  • Introduces sedation lecture topics to advance the assistants sedation knowledge level.
  • Pharmacology Key Points:
    • Dangerous dosing
    • Respiration cautions
    • Duration and mechanism of action
  • Physiology Key Points:
    • Understand each monitor parameter and how it relates to physiology
    • Understand how sedatives affect a patient’s physiology
  • Participation in group simulations and emergencies.

2 Day Course 16 CE Credits for Assistants
  • Integrates live case simulations and airway management with challenging sedation emergencies.
  • Show proficiency in the ADMA airway algorithm
  • Individual emergency airway and medical simulations
  • Assistants must lead emergency airway and medical simulations

The ADMA trains dental assistants that proficiently help in emergencies and airway management.  This assures that you are providing the best and safest sedation safety net possible to your dental patients.

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