Adult Oral Anxiolysis & Sedation

Adult Oral Anxiolysis & Sedation

Friday, January 12, 2018

Expand your practice through quality referrals from happy, confident patients who have faced their fears and received excellent care from you and your team!

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 to receive dental care. Only 60% of these patients do well with nitrous oxide sedation alone, meaning 34 million fearful individuals are avoiding routine and necessary dental visits.

This course is designed to teach you how to take the stress out of dentistry, allowing optimal dental care.

Please review your state's rulings and codes prior to registering for this course. 

Minnesota Administrative Rules

Wisconsin State Legislature
Chapter DE 11 Anesthesia

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 equipment needed to safely monitor patients
  • 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

Training Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, table discussion, and action planning

Meet Our Expert

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


  • Final registration will begin at 8:00 AM.
  • Continental breakfast will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM.
  • 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 week (five working days) before the program. If you cancel less than one week prior to the program, a $50 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

Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108-6092 

The Continuing Education & Conference Center is located on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, just east of the intersection of Gortner and Buford.

Get direction to the Continuing Education & Conference Center


Reserved parking has been secured in Lot 104 (overflow parking in Lot 108), adjacent to the Continuing Education and Conference Center, between the hours of 7 AM and 10 AM. As you pull up to the gate, let the attendant know the name of the continuing dental education program you are attending. Attendees who arrive after 10 AM will have to pay for parking ($6) upon entering the lot. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Please note that if you park anywhere besides Lot 104 or Lot 108, you will be responsible for the parking fees.


List of hotels near campus.


$305 dentist

$175 senior citizen dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant

$155 second and each additional dental therapist, hygienist or assistant


6 hours

Minnesota Credits
1 core (Recordkeeping)
2 core (Management of Medical Emergencies)
3 core (Diagnosis & Treatment Planning)


8:30 AM to 3:45 PM


Continuing Education & Conference Center
Room 135
St. Paul Campus

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