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LOCATION: Collin College, 4800 Preston Park, Plano 775093

Saturday, June 17, 2023


Parenteral Conscious Sedation Permit Renewal Course & ACLS or PALS Renewal – Dallas Area


Course Summary:  This continuing education program satisfies Rule 110 by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, and other state dental boards, requiring that all practitioners, in order to keep their Parenteral Sedation permit current, document successful completion of a continuing education course every two years. NOTE:  You must be current in ACLS or PALS and you must complete an online component prior to the live program.  The ACLS or PALS course prerequisite consists of completing the AHA online component prior to the course.  Applicants will be given an access code, once they sign up for the program.  Registrations received less than one week prior to the program will not be accepted without the course director approval.

Course Fulfillment:  This course is designed to satisfy parenteral sedation permit renewal requirements for states requiring up to 8 hours of anesthesia specific continuing education for enteral sedation.  It will provide 8 hours as a partial fulfillment for states requiring more than 8 hours. Renewal program in class.  This may be designated as Level 2, level 3, moderate sedation depending upon the state.  State Board rules discussed and the program will be specific for each individual state.

References and additional resources will be provided with the study modules. Reviewed/Updated August 12, 2022.


>Dental Anesthesiologist (Certificate- 2 year residency in General Anesthesia)

>Private practice-Diversified Anesthesia for Dentistry providing office based anesthesia services (38 years)

>Former Professor-Anesthesia, AEGD Residency Veterans Administration Hospital

>Advisory Board, Collin County College School of Dental Hygiene

>Former Consultant and Anesthesia Provider, Department of Aging and Disability Services, State of Texas (institutionalized mentally handicapped)

>Fellow in General Anesthesia, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

>Diplomate, American Dental Board of Anesthesiology

>Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology; Certified and Registered Hypnotherapist

>Continuing Education to medical and dental practitioners and staff

>Over 38 years as an anesthesia educator and director of numerous educational programs and teaching at all levels

Presented by:
Dr. David Canfield


Course Objectives:

·    Provide educational review for the practitioner based upon individual state board requirements

·    Review safe and effective sedation management of adult and pediatric patients

·    Address Emergency Management of the sedated patient including hands-on airway management (manikin)

·    Recognize and initiate early management of conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.

·    Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating AED use.

·    Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation, termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care.

·    Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes

·    Recognize other life-threatening clinical situations, such as stroke, and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death.

·    Demonstrate effective communication as a member of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.

·    Explain why the foundation of successful resuscitations includes both mastery of basic skills and effective team dynamics

·    Describe the important elements of effective resuscitation team dynamics

·    Describe the clinical situations in which the following airway adjuncts may be used for airway management: oropharyngeal airway, nasopharyngeal airway, bag-mask ventilation, advanced airway

·    Recognize a patient who may be in Ventricular Fibrillation

·    Perform defibrillation with minimal interruption of chest compressions

·    Coordinate team functions while ensuring continuous high-quality CPR, defibrillation, and rhythm assessment

·    Assign team functions and monitor CPR

·    Discuss the circumstances when resuscitation should not be initiated

·    Recall that survival from asystole is poor and that asystole may represent an agonal end-stage rhythm

·    Recall the correct dosage and timing of administration for epinephrine, vasopressin, and atropine in cardiac arrest

·    Assign team member roles and monitor performance

·    Discuss the differential diagnosis of life-threatening chest discomfort

·    Recognize symptomatic bradycardia and recall its signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment

·    Determine whether signs and symptoms are caused by bradycardia or by another condition

·    Demonstrate safe and effective cardioversion

·    How to perform an initial patient assessment that can identify symptoms due to a stable tachycardia

·    How to identify sinus tachycardia and understand that treatment involves identification of an underlying cause

Course Topics and What You will learn or discuss::

•Current State Board anesthesia issues

•Current pre-sedation checklist requirements

•Review of patient evaluation, systems and vital signs

•Patient work-up and preparation for sedation including medical considerations

•Sedation patient selection principles

•Physician consultation

•Pharmacology and use of common oral and parenteral sedatives

•Techniques and medications of intravenous sedation

•Pros and cons of various medicines

•Patient monitoring and documentation as required by individual state boards and prevailing standards of care

•Sedation emergency assessment and management

•Case reviews

•Open discussion of topics of concern

Course Information:

Date:                Saturday, June 17, 2023

Time:               7:30 am to 5:00 pm: Presentation

Location:          Collin College, 4800 Preston Park, Plano 775093
Credit:             8 lecture hours (1 day Parenteral permit hours available on Saturday;

                        or combo ACLS-PALS and Level 3-4 renewal with some online prep

Course Fee:     $1,000 Parenteral and ACLS or PALS courses for Dentists; Level 3-4 Renewal 1-day course tuition is $600; $675 (ACLS or PALS, 1 day). Everything can be completed in 1 day with prep work

AGD Codes:      132 Anesthesia & Pain Control; 163 Conscious Sedation

Continental breakfast & lunch provided


Three ways to register: Call us at 214-384-0796 (Parenteral Renewal McKinney: June 17, 2023); e-mail, or mail to AESF, 14742 FM 981; Blue Ridge, Texas 75424

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Anesthesia Education and Safety Foundation CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy:

Call us at 1-214-384-0796 to register.

E-Mail Contact:  You may contact us by e-mail at  Web site address:

Registration form mailing address: AESF, 14742 FM 981; Blue Ridge, Texas 75424
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REGISTRATION CANCELLATION:  Please notify us in writing no later than 48 hours before the course commences (in the form of an e-mail or phone call.

CE credits provided by the Anesthesia Education and Safety Foundation, Inc., an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  Provider ID# 217924.


Anesthesia Education & Safety Foundation, Inc. is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state of provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 8/1/2022 to 7/31/2026. Provider ID# 217924.