Anesthesia Education & Safety Foundation, Inc. (AESF)


Dental Anesthesia Continuing Education


Quality, Anesthesia Continuing Education Programs for the Discerning Dental Practitioner!
Sedation programs satisfying state board mandates in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.


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How To Register

Level 1 or 2 Renewal

Level 1 Enteral

Additional Programs

Nitrous Oxide

Level 2, 3 or 4 Sedation



Now Available:  High-Risk and Pediatric Sedation Courses

These courses are designed to meet TSBDE rule 110.16 (High-Risk Patients) and 110.17 (Pediatric Sedation Patients)

These hybrid programs (combining online and lecture) will be conducted with a hands-on. Course prerequisites include: 1) abiding by strict and current guidelines for attending and completing all AESF sedation education programs (no exceptions), and 2) American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS online (for the High-Risk course) or American Heart Association (AHA) PALS online (for the Pediatric Sedation course) and clinical components MUST be current. ONLY practitioners who meet the previous two guidelines AND whose credentials are approved by Dr. Canfield, will be allowed to attend the programs.


New >> Click here for our Online Nitrous & Levels 1-4 Compliance Program


Click here for our Opioid Use & Abuse ONLINE program
  The tuition is $195 for the webcast, online, or live course

*Note: The Use and Abuse of Prescription Drugs ONLINE Program Course meets TSBDE rule 111.1


Click here for any of our upcoming Nitrous Oxide certification programs for Dentists!

Three ways to Register for Level 1 Enteral Renewal Programs:1) Live Lecture, 2) Live Webcast, or 3) ONLINE renewal:

Click here for our online Level 1 or Level 2 Enteral Sedation Permit Renewal Modules


Click here for the E-MAIL registration form (Leave your phone number for a call back regarding your credit card)


Virginia Webcasts are available.ACLS or PALS Renewal with Level 2 Sedation Renewal.  Please call us at 214-384-0796 for details.




April, 2020:

Level 3 or 4 Sedation Permit Renewal: Webcast: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Level 1 Initial Minimal Sedation Permit Program: Houston: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Level 1 or 2 Enteral Sedation Permit Renewal: Houston: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Conscious Sedation Course for Dentists: Houston: Friday, April 3, 2020

Pediatric Sedation Management Program: Houston: Friday, April 3, 2020

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Renewal and Level 2 Renewal Program: Houston, Texas: Saturday, April 4, 2020

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Renewal and Level 2 Renewal Program: Houston, Texas: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Level 1 or 2 Enteral Sedation Permit Renewal: Houston: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Level 1 or 2 Enteral Sedation Permit Renewal Webcast Course: Webcast: Wednesday, April 15, 2020**


May, 2020:

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Renewal and Level 2 Renewal Program: McKinney, Texas: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Level 1 or 2 Enteral Sedation Permit Renewal: McKinney: Saturday, May 2, 2020

*One of the lecture days for these courses is conducted with the participant taking the online module.Please contact Dr. Canfield at 214-384-0796 to obtain access to the recording and instructions.

 **These are conducted as combination ONLINE and WEBCAST programs using Webex meeting software.Contact Dr. Canfield at 214-384-0796 to obtain access to the telecast and instructions









This site is owned and operated by Dr. David Canfield, President of the Anesthesia Education & Safety Foundation, Inc.

OUR MISSION:To provide affordable, quality anesthesia education with knowledgeable and experienced instructors, both in a clinical and academic manner while being a valuable resource to the practitioner after the programs.Courses are designed to meet the needs of the dental profession at all levels.

OUR GOAL:To teach safe and effective anesthesia techniques and management of medical emergencies in an understandable manner.

WHO WE ARE:We are licensed and practicing dentists in Texas, and we understand your needs.The new anesthesia guidelines were recently approved by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.As practicing dental anesthesiologists and educators, we have established continuing education programs to meet these needs.

CONTACT US AT:Feel free to call Dr. Canfield at 214-384-0796 or e-mail him at sedationce@aol.com if you have questions.


Anesthesia Education & Safety Foundation, Inc.

Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.

8/1/2018 to 7/31/2022

Provider ID# 217924.


The CDE activities and information provided at these courses is for continuing dental education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent judgment of a dentist relative to diagnostic and treatment or management options of a specific patientís dental and medical condition.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:If you contact us by phone (214-384-0796) or by e-mail (sedationce@aol.com) within 48 hours prior to the commencement of this course, you will receive a complete refund of the course tuition.If you fail to contact us by the commencement of the course and you do not attend the course, you will forfeit all of your tuition for this program.If you contact us within the 48 hour window before a course, the paid tuition will be applied to a future course, but no cash refund will be made.

You may access our privacy policy notice here.



Dr. David Canfield

CE Director

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

>Private practice-Diversified Anesthesia for Dentistry providing office based anesthesia services (35 years)

>Instructor-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 staff8

>Over 35 years as an anesthesia educator and director of numerous educational programs and teaching at all levels


Dr. Jess Hamilton

Dr. Jess M. Hamilton graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City Dental School in 1973.From 1973 until 1975, he did a Rotating Dental Internship and became a staff dentist at the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas.He was accepted into the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas from 1975-1978.From 1978 until 2011, he practice in the north Houston area of Kingwood, Texas.In 2011, he retired from full-time private practice and he moved with his wife, LeeAnn, back to their home state of Missouri.They now reside with their family at Lake Lotawana, just outside of Kansas City, Missouri.He is an avid muscle car fan with a lifelong interest in restoring and driving old muscle cars.Dr. Hamilton is enthusiastic about collaborating with Dr. David Canfield by providing thorough and informative certification seminars for practicing dentists and their office personnel.His goal is to teach quality and safe care so that practitioners can successfully treat their patients and simultaneously fulfill state guidelines and mandates.

This site was last updated on: 30 March 2020
e-mail at sedationce@aol.com

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