Allied Dental Clinical Sedation certification is a Minnesota Dentistry Board approved course. This course is designed for the dental hygienist and dental assistant in preparation to care for the client receiving dental clinical sedation.
The Center for Business & Industry provides a welcome learning environment and experienced nurses with decades of teaching proficiency. The course has an online (6 hour) introductory unit paired with a single weekend (14 hours) training agenda. Participants that already have completed the DAANCE course, only need to attend the second 8 hour day.
Course components include:
- Anatomy and physiology review pertinent for dental clinical sedation
- Airway management
- Cardiac monitoring application and interpretation
- Intravenous fluid and medication review specific to dental sedation
- Preparation for emergency sedation situations
The participants will also learn skills necessary to initiate, maintain, monitor and remove intravenous (IV) lines, and/or aid in administration of medications into an existing IV line. It is emphasized that these skills are done in the clinical setting under the supervision of a dentist with sedation/general anesthesia certification. Real-life or human IV insertions are an expected part of this class.
Audience: Licensed Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, LPN’s & RN’s.
Prerequisite: Must be supervised by a dentist with sedation/general anesthesia certification, student must have current Health Care Provider CPR Certification, and must be nitrous oxide certified. See detailed info on nitrous oxide certification.
Reserve your spot in one of our upcoming course offerings. We look forward to having you participate in our class!
Margaret Brewer RN, MSN
Margaret Brewer brings a wide range of nursing and teaching experience to the instruction in our program. Margaret worked for more than 25 years as a Critical Care Nurse. Her extensive teaching experience includes 12 years as associate professor at Minnesota State University-Mankato and 5 years at South Central College. She has taught Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) for twenty years. An RN, MSN, she began her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse, so she shares with her students a deep understanding of all levels of nursing care. She has received two Mentorship-in-Nursing awards—from the Minnesota Nurses Association; and from the Mankato Area Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the National Nursing Honor Society.
Candence Mortenson-Klimpel RN, MSN, CNE, CCRN
Candence "Candy" Mortenson-Klimpel’s wide range of clinical experience enhances her classroom and clinical teaching. She worked for many years in intensive care and medical-surgical settings in a variety of roles and has been a full-time educator for over 10 years. She was instrumental in implementing a PICC program while working in specialized intravenous therapy. Candy has maintained certification as a critical care nurse for over 25 years and recently achieved certification as nurse educator. After receiving her diploma RN, she completed a BSN and MSN from Minnesota State University. Her experience in the clinical setting adds depth to the program we offer.
Online Unit (Completion of this 6 hour online unit PRIOR TO DAY 1)
2 hour – Moderate Sedation Guidelines and Pharmacology
2 hour – Anatomy and Physiology
2 hour – ABC – Airway, Breathing, & Circulation – Monitor introduction
Day 1 - 6 hour Didactic Lecture (4 pm to 10 pm)
- Welcome to Day 1! (Sign-in, restrooms, breaks, introductions)
- Course Quiz Questions
- State board statute supervision requirements and sedation process
- Clinical Sedation Assessment
- Infection Prevention
- Electrolyte Balance Therapy and Introduction to Basic Fluids
- Medication review and diversion
- Categories of Dental Sedation Medications
Day 2 - 8 hour Clinical (8 am to 4 pm)
- Welcome to Day 2! (sign-in, liability form, clinical skills checklist certificate, evaluation,)
- Anesthesia Emergencies and Management
- Discharge teaching and charting
- Application Interpretation and Troubleshooting of Cardiac Monitors
- Hands on management for airway obstruction & apnea: oral/nasal pharyngeal airway & AED and emergency dental case studies
- Emergency and Dental Sedation Medication Assembly
- Anatomy and physiology related to venipuncture sites. Practice Time! Demonstrate successful venipuncture (six total, four simulated, two human subjects)
- Liability agreement sheet
- IV insertion, stabilization, and removal guide sheet
- Clinical Skills Checklist
- Allied Sedation Monitoring Certificate Application
- Appendix for medication management
- WRAP-UP: Course evaluation and certificate of completion
It is worth reviewing PRIOR to the face-to-face class the duties that may be asked or delegated of you under the supervision of the dentist or oral surgeon. Please do take time to review information from the Minnesota Board of Dentistry from Minnesota Rules 3100.8700: Minnesota Statue Section 150A.10.
For more information contact:
Center for Business & Industry