Performing Minimal Adult Oral Sedation and Anxiolysis: The Complete 16-hour Training Program

Adult Oral Anxiolysis & Sedation

Saturday-Sunday, January 19-20, 2019

The fear and anxiety experienced by millions of Americans receiving dental care is a well-documented reality. Research suggests nearly 30% of adults would benefit from some form of anxiolysis or sedation while receiving dental care. Only 60% of these patients do well with nitrous oxide sedation alone, meaning more than 36 million fearful individuals are avoiding routine and necessary dental visits.

Join the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry oral and maxillofacial surgery experts to enhance your skills in the management of anxiolysis and sedation. The American Dental Association sedation guidelines recommend dentists complete at least 16 hours of instructive classroom training with clinically-oriented experiences before providing healthy patients with minimal sedation using oral sedatives. Our trainers will provide the entire 16 hours of recommended training and related skills via the pre-reading assignment and throughout our fast-paced, two-day program.

Learn How To

  • Discuss the principles of patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring
  • Identify the state standards and training required to offer conscious sedation in your practice
  • Analyze the benefits and pitfalls of sedation options
  • Match the right drug, dosage, and patient to the appropriate procedure
  • Select safety and monitoring equipment
  • Master the art of anxiolysis and pre-plan appointments
  • Avoid or manage drug interactions
  • Determine optimal sedatives for in-office use by analyzing a range of adult cases
  • Manage potential medical emergencies
  • Know the medications you need to have in your emergency kit and how to use them
  • Practice airway management
  • Address legal and regulatory issues
  • Adhere to the ADA’s recommended clinical guidelines: patient history and evaluation, pre-operative evaluation and preparation, personnel and equipment requirements, monitoring and documentation, patient recovery and discharge, and emergency management
  • Describe the range of tools you should have to ensure safe treatment and a safe office environment

Training Methods

Illustrated presentations, case studies, laboratory exercises and discussion

Meet Our Experts

Robert Nadeau, DDS, MD, Clinical Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Nadeau is a highly sought-after surgeon, clinical educator and continuing education presenter.

P. Angie Rake, DDS, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Rake joined Dakota Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2002 after having completed her advanced training at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She advances the profession with her commitment to national and statewide boards and associations. 


  • Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM on Saturday.
  • Continental breakfast will be available each morning.
  • The program will run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Lunch is included.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Course details

What to wear

We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature.

Refund policy

A full refund will be issued if you cancel at least one month (30ays) before the program. If you cancel less than one month prior to the program, a $695 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.

Directions, parking & hotel

Directions & Map

Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Moos HS Tower is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Harvard Street SE.

Get directions to Moos Tower and the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp.


Parking is available in the Washington Avenue Ramp. The Washington Avenue Ramp is located at 501 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

You will need to push the button on the stationary box in order to receive a parking slip and activate the gate. Detailed instructions for exiting the ramp will be provided during the program. Parking charges will be billed to Continuing Dental Education.

If the ramp is FULL or EVENT PARKING is in place, please inform the attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference in the School of Dentistry.

PLEASE NOTE: If you park anywhere besides the Washington Ave. Ramp, you will be responsible for the parking fees.

The Graduate Minneapolis hotel guests only: If you are staying at the Graduate Minneapolis (formerly the Commons Hotel), we encourage that you make parking reservations directly with the hotel. We cannot validate parking for overnight stays. Validated parking is only available during course hours.


Hotel accommodations are available at the Graduate Minneapolis, located directly across the street from the Dental School. To reserve your room at the special Continuing Dental Education rate:

  • Call the Graduate Minneapolis, 612-379-8888, and ask for in-house reservations. Tell the reservationist the dates of your stay and that you want a room under the reservation for “Continuing Dental Education.” Ask the reservationist to enter your name for one of the rooms at the special Continuing Dental Education rate.
  • If you are outside the United States or do not wish to call, please email with the dates you intend to stay and ask to have your name entered for one of the reservations under “Continuing Dental Education.”

Link to a list of hotels near campus

Enrollment is limited to 30.


$1,195 dentist

A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due by December 21, 2018.


16 hours

Note that 2 hours will be awarded for the pre-course reading assignment: ADA Sedation Use Guidelines.

Minnesota Credits

16 Funamental Credit Hours
Mandatory and Core Subject Areas TBD

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in anesthesia, pain management, sedation and pharmacology.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (each day)


6-410 Moos HS Tower
(Lynda J. Young Conference Room)
Minneapolis Campus

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