Adult Oral Sedation Webinar

26 February 2021 - Virtual


In response to COVID-19, the ADMA is now offering its lecture circuit sedation training courses in a webinar format. Save money and time in a low-risk setting by joining our courses from home. Here’s how it works:


This course will feature the same instructor cadre as our in-person courses. Learn sedation techniques from a board-certified anesthesiologist and observe live sedation cases performed by an experienced sedation dentist.


The ADMA Webinar curriculum is identical in content to an in-person course. The only difference is that you’ll be observing the hands-on component. We believe that airway management is an essential part of safe sedation dentistry, so Webinar participants will receive a voucher for a free hands-on training experience at any future in-person course. Upon course completion, you’re invited to schedule a live video conference with an instructor to review course content.


Webinar attendees can tune in from any device that is equipped for live video streaming. Responsive ADMA staff will be at the ready to forward your questions to the instructors using an integrated messaging system. This way, you can interact and participate from the comfort and safety of your home.


This course will be held at the same time as its in-person counterpart. Check-in and troubleshooting begins at 8:00 AM, there is an hour-long lunch break at noon, and the course concludes at 5:00 PM daily.


Dentists that offer sedation are able to provide their services in a more diverse manner to a greater patient population. This results in greater income, distinguished practice recognition, and most importantly a higher quality of patient care.


To register for this course, simply select your state for sedation certification from the drop-down menu in the upper right of this page. Once you proceed through the checkout process, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your course materials, instructions for webinar access, and contact info in case you have any questions leading up to the course. We take pride in being an accessible business, so you can be sure to get a real person on the phone when you give us a call. (855) 406-7671

Your Credentialing Process

Upon course completion, you’ll be sent access instructions to online sedation CE testing to complete your training. These tests have no time limit and can be taken as many times as you would like. By achieving a score of 80% or better, you will be issued webinar-specific credentialing documents. Most state dental boards are currently accepting this format of training.

In the unlikely event your application is returned with a request for additional hands-on training, you are invited to any future ADMA in-person course to complete it. Dentists practicing in states with 60-hour training requirements must call 855-406-7671 to schedule live clinical cases. Please see the explanation of permit requirements below to see which category your state falls in.



The ADMA teaches oral sedation protocols that go beyond traditional dental practices to encompass the most up-to-date methods practiced in the dental community. Observe hands-on simulations involving common emergencies and airway management to ensure that you are providing the safest, highest quality sedation care possible to your dental patients.

Courses are held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Traditional and new oral sedation protocols are taught by field experts. Pharmacology, physiology, airway management, and patient screening are heavily emphasized in the core curriculum. In addition to interactive didactics, simulated case scenarios develop a safe, knowledgeable, and confident client. Our training manual is derived from the University of Washington School of Medicine Anesthesia training program. We have designed a unique training model that ensures a low client to instructor ratio and is comprised of interactive didactics and simulated case scenarios. Our clients receive the highest quality of sedation training offered in the industry.  Our training approach ensures the development of a safer, more knowledgeable, and more confident sedation dentist.

  • New combination sedation protocols
  • New combination nitrous oxide techniques
  • Updates on patient selection & discharge criteria
  • New regulations on monitoring equipment 
  • Live airway management & emergency simulation
Day One
  • 0800 – 0830  ◊  Check in | Government ID Required
  • 0830 – 0930  ◊  Pharmacology
  • 0930 – 1030  ◊  Physiology & Monitoring
  • 1030 – 1100  ◊  Traditional Dosing Protocols
  • 1100 – 1200  ◊  New Dosing Protocols
  • 1200 – 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 – 1400  ◊ Live Monitor Training
  • 1400 – 1500  ◊ Capnography Tutorial
  • 1500 – 1700  ◊  Pre-Screening & Discharge
Day Two
  • 0800 – 0900  ◊  Review Day 1
  • 0900 – 1000  ◊ Dosing Review
  • 1000 – 1200  ◊  Medical Emergencies
  • 1200 – 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 – 1400  ◊  Airway Management
  • 1400 – 1500 ◊ Office Set Up
  • 1500 – 1600 ◊ Live Simulation: Typical Cases
  • 1600 – 1700 ◊ Live Simulation: Emergencies
Day Three
  • 0800 – 0900  ◊  Review Day 2
  • 0900 – 1000  ◊ Hands-On Airway Challenges
  • 1000 – 1200  ◊  Live Simulations: New protocols
  • 1200 – 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 – 1600  ◊  Live Cases, Medical Emergencies
  • 1600 – 1700 ◊  Credentialing

ADMA Instructors   

  • Shanetta Sutton, DMD, Dental Director
  • Cory Pickens, MD, CEO, Anesthesiologist, Didactics Only
  • Gary Mermel, MD Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Medical Director
  • Erwin Washington, Aerospace ENGR, COO, Chief of Simulation
  • Leigh-Ann Schuerman, DMD, Pediatric Dental Sedation Director
  • Connie Cox, CRNA, Clinical Instructor

Additional instructors for each course will participate in their area of expertise. Instructors subject to change based on availability.

Course Cancellation Policy

All course cancellations are subject to a 3% processing fee and $450 course manual charge.


Each state dental board has unique credentialing methods for dentists.  In general, a state falls into one of three categories:

1) 60 hour course

CO [moderate], DE, FL, HI, LA, MI, NV, OH, SD, VT, VA, and WY

60 Hour Training Course:  These states have mandated that Oral Conscious Sedation Training needs to be essentially an equivalent training program to that of an IV Sedation Training Course (Colorado [moderate], Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming). These courses can be completed in one or two training modules.  They require 60 hours of didactics and 20 clinical cases.  A dentist can come to the ADMA’s training facility in Dayton, OH and complete the course in one module.  The dentist can also break the training into two modules.  With this option the dentist needs to complete Module I (Any 30 hour oral sedation course with the ADMA) and Module II.  Module II includes 30 hours of didactics and 20 clinical cases.  Module II takes place in Dayton, OH at the ADMA’s training facility and can be scheduled at a convenient time for any dentist.

2) DBE Course

AL, AZ, AR, CO [Minimal], ID, MT, MN, MS, NE, NH, NM, NY, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, and WV

Dental Board Evaluation of Sedation Application:  The Dental Board Evaluates each dentist and the training program on a case by case basis.  The state will require an ADA CERP, AGD PACE, or a University Based program.  The ADMA training programs are at the highest level of credentialing.  The ADMA training programs are officially approved by Kettering Health Residency and University Affiliated.

3) Pre Qualified Course

AK, CA, GA, KS, KY, MO, NC, NJ, NE, and WI

Pre-Qualified Oral Sedation Training Program:  The state dental board has reviewed the ADMA Oral Conscious Sedation Curriculum and approved the ADMA as a training provider for an Oral Sedation Permit.  Some of these states divide Oral Conscious Sedation into Minimal Oral Sedation and Moderate Oral Conscious Sedation.  When the state divides Oral Conscious sedation into two categories, the dentist must complete the ADMA Minimal Oral Sedation Course (or a course equivalent) before they take the Moderate Oral Conscious Sedation Course.

Additional information

Select Your State for Sedation Certification

Canada, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado (Minimal), Colorado (Moderate), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (Minimal), North Carolina (Moderate), North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Event Details

Date: 26 February 2021

Start time: 08:00

End time: 17:00

Venue: Virtual

Phone: 855-406-7671