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Americas Society for Advancement in Anesthesia Dentistry
Goals & Objectives of the Society

ASAASD SEDATION PROGRAM

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center

Goals of the continuing education program:

  1. To provide general dentists and dental specialists with a knowledge base and clinical experiences leading to competency in the provision of sedation for dental treatment;
  2. To maintain consistency with ADA Standards and to meet or exceed the requirements of the various States in which participants are licensed;
  3. To ensure that participants are trained to utilize sedation appropriately, safely and effectively for properly selected patients.

Objectives of the program:
At the conclusion of the sedation program, participants should be able to:

  1. discuss indications for and contraindications to the use of sedation in dentistry;
  2. list medical conditions that may preclude the use of sedation or require further data gathering prior to administering sedative agents;
  3. describe pre-sedation instructions given to patients and ensure that these are followed prior to administering sedative agents;
  4. discuss the physiologic parameters monitored during sedation and how each is measured and recorded;
  5. describe the physiologic impact of each medication used in his/her sedation practice and the potential interactions among these medications;
  6. identify the potential risks as well as the intended benefit of the medications used in his/her sedation practice for each patient evaluated for such procedures;
  7. list the appropriate dosages, maximum dosages and reversal modalities for each medication used in his/her sedation practice;
  8. discuss methods for obtaining intravenous access and the potential complications (local and systemic) associated with intravenous administration of sedatives;
  9. describe the monitoring of and level of attention paid to the recovering patient;
  10. articulate appropriate discharge criteria utilized in his/her sedation practice;
  11. develop office policy that is consistent with ADA Standards for sedation in dental practice
  12. ensure that emergency equipment, supplies and medications are adequate to meet or exceed the requirements for sedation dentistry as determined by the State Board of Dentistry where he/she practices;
  13. identify and appropriately manage urgencies and emergencies related to sedation;
  14. utilize ACLS level interventions when indicated in the management of medical emergencies;
  15. describe post-sedation instructions given to patients and reviewed with the accompanying adult at the time of discharge.

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