San Diego Dental Assistants & Hygienists (Adult)

18 January 2019 - Hyatt Regency Mission Bay



Dental Assistants and Hygienists will:

  • Learn the Scientific Principles Upon Which Dental Sedation is Based
  • Understand the Necessity of Monitoring Patients Under Sedation and its Applications
  • Connect Clinical Physiology to the Information Displayed on the Electronic Monitors
  • Master the Use of Monitoring in the Clinical Environment
  • Participate in Live Cases that Emphasize the Assistants’ Role in Dental Sedation
Participate in Simulations of Clinical Emergencies Side by Side With a Dentist in a Challenging but Supportive Environment

Courses are typically 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. Dr. Anna McGuire (DMD, Kettering Health Dental Chair) and Dr. Gary Mermel (Board Certified Anesthesiologist) spend individual time with each dental assistant. Our small course sizes ensure that every attendee receives the instruction they need to become a safer and more confident team member.


Before adding sedation to a clinical practice, the staff has to understand the entirety of what dental sedation entails. The sedating dentist is responsible for making sure that they do. Having dental assistants attend this course relieves the dentists of the time intensive sedation training dental assistants require.  The team will return to the office with the knowledge required to begin safe and effective sedation dentistry.

Topics covered include
  • The pharmacological basis of sedation
  • How a patient's anatomy and physiology impact upon his/her clinical experience
  • The implications of co-existing disease when administering sedation
  • Airway management algorithms, and the techniques and equipment required to apply them
  • How to monitor sedated patients and communicate their status to you
  • Pre screening and discharge protocols
  • The importance of maintaining adequate medical records
  • Team-building and the skills required to work effectively under the most stressful of conditions
  • The course meets all state certification requirements and national recommendations for dental assistants.
  • 0800 - 0830  ◊  Check in | Government ID Required
  • 0830 - 0930  ◊  Pharmacology For Assistants
  • 0930 - 1030  ◊  Physiology & Monitoring Advances For Assistants
  • 1030 - 1200  ◊  Capnography Tutorial | Airway Management
  • 1200 - 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 - 1500  ◊  Pre screening For Assistants
  • 1500 - 1700  ◊  Discharge For Assistants
  • 0800 - 0900  ◊  Review Day 1
  • 0900 - 1200  ◊  Monitoring For Assistants
  • 1200 - 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 - 1500  ◊  Practical Dosing Knowledge For Assistants
  • 1500 - 1700  ◊  Live Simulation: Sedation emergencies, Medical emergencies with a Dentist
  • 0800 - 0900  ◊  Review Day 2
  • 0900 - 1000  ◊  Hands on: Emergency e cylinder |e cylinder Regulator | Ambu bag
  • 1000 - 1100    Hands on:  Oral Airway | LMA
  • 1200 - 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 - 1500  ◊  Practical Dosing Knowledge For Assistants
  • 1500 - 1700  ◊  Live Simulation: Sedation emergencies, Medical emergencies with a Dentist

Event Details

Date: 18 January 2019

Start time: 08:00

End time: 17:00

Venue: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

Coordinates: 32.764924,-117.240332

Directions: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina 1441 Quivira Road San Diego, California, USA, 92109 From San Diego International Airport (SAN): Take the Pt. Loma exit and turn right on Nimitz Blvd. towards Mission Bay Park. Follow Ingraham Street north to West Mission Bay Drive/Mission Beach. Follow West Mission Bay Drive to the right. Turn left at the light, on to Quivira Road. Make an immediate right at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina. Custom Driving Directions: Laguardia Airport 1. Depart E 24th St toward Park Ave S 430 ft 2. Turn left onto Park Ave S 0.4 mi 3. Road name changes to Park Ave 0.5 mi 4. Turn right onto E 42nd St 282 ft 5. Arrive at E 42nd St The last intersection is Park Ave If you reach Lexington Ave, you've gone too far

Phone: 855-406-7671


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