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IV Moderate Sedation Certification

January 9-13 & February 6-10, 2024 (8 seats left)

Course Description

This 60 CE credit hours moderate sedation course is presented by Summit Anesthesia and is divided into two sessions. The first session focuses on the didactic material while the second session is centered around clinical competency. Upon completion of both sessions you will be able to administer moderate sedation safely and effectively. You will be confident in your ability to gain intravenous access and in administering sedatives and other medications to manage patient anxiety and pain. This course exceeds all ADA requirements.

The course cost is $14,500. There are no refunds. If you have a scheduling conflict we can reschedule you for a future training.

Course Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:​

  • List and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of moderate sedation

  • Discuss the prevention, recognition, and management of complications associated with moderate sedation

  • Administer moderate sedation to patients in a clinical setting in a safe and effective manner

  • Discuss the abuse potential, occupational hazards, and other untoward effects of the agents utilized to achieve moderate sedation

  • Describe and demonstrate the technique of intravenous access, intramuscular injection, and other parenteral techniques

  • Discuss the pharmacology of the drug(s) selected for administration

  • Discuss the precautions, indications, contraindications, and adverse reactions associated with the drug(s) selected

  • Administer the selected drug(s) to dental patients in a clinical setting in a safe and effective manner

  • List the complications associated with techniques of moderate sedation

  • Describe a protocol for management of emergencies in the dental office and list and discuss the emergency drugs and equipment required for the prevention and management of emergency situations

  • Discuss principles of advanced cardiac life support or an appropriate dental sedation/anesthesia emergency course equivalent

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage emergency situations

  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and treat emergencies related to the next deeper level of anesthesia than intended.

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There are no required prerequisites for this course. A Utah dental license is required for full participation in the second week of the course.


What's Included

  • 60 CE hours (6 days of lecture, 4 days of clinical training)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificate (ACLS)

  • 20 Clinical experiences with dental patients and moderate IV sedation

  • Completion of all training necessary to acquire your IV sedation permit (depends on your state)



Mitch Duckworth, Dental Anesthesiologist

Dr. Duckworth is the founder of Summit Anesthesia. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah followed by dental school at the University of Southern California. He later completed his Anesthesia Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Duckworth is a Board Certified Dental Anesthesiologist and his team is trusted by Smile Systems in the sedation of hundreds of patient experiences every year. He enjoys spending time with his family, boating, skiing, traveling, and football. 

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