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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.

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Developed by expert nurses with decades of teaching experience, Allied Dental Clinical Sedation is one of the only intravenous sedation certification trainings approved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.

This one-of-a-kind training course includes an online introductory unit (6 hours) paired with a single weekend of hands-on training (14 hours) to provide dental hygienists and dental assistants with the skills necessary to initiate, maintain, monitor and remove intravenous (IV) lines, and/or aid in administration of medications into an existing IV line under the supervision of a dentist with sedation/general anesthesia certification.

The hands-on part of this training will be held in person at the South Central College - North Mankato campus, following safety protocols in accordance with Minnesota State mandates and the South Central College COVID-19 safety plan.

Course Components

  • Anatomy and physiology review pertinent for dental clinical sedation
  • Airway management
  • Cardiac monitoring application and interpretation
  • Infection prevention
  • Intravenous fluid and medication review specific to dental sedation
  • Moderate sedation guidelines and pharmacology
  • Preparation for emergency sedation situations
  • Simulated and human IV insertions


  • Must be licensed Dental Hygienist or Dental Assistant
  • Must have current Health Care Provider CPR certification
  • Must be nitrous oxide certified

What Students Are Saying
“Annette and Candy were great! Very thorough with the information. I enjoyed this course. I was also very anxious about getting an IV [inserted], and they were great about comforting me! Highly recommend.” – Jenna Parks, 2/20/2021

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Reserve your spot in one of our upcoming course offerings, or contact us to inquire about future training dates. We look forward to having you participate in our class!


BrewerMargaretMargaret 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.

Photo of Candy M.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.

Photo of Annette BensonAnnette Benson RN, MS, CNE, CHSE
Annette Benson is a Certified Nurse Education and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator who has instructed CBI’s health care training programs for over 9 years. Her wide range of education and experience includes 11 years as a nursing faculty and health simulation coordinator at South Central College, 8 years as an assistant professor of nursing at MSU-Mankato, working as an urgent care nurse for Allina Health, volunteer work as a disaster nurse and blood donor ambassador for the American Red Cross, and participating in several nursing associations, networks, and advisory boards.

Course Agenda

Online Unit (6 hours, D2L - Access provided approx. 2 weeks before Day 1)

  • You must complete all three review units and corresponding quizzes
  • Each unit takes approximately 2 hours to complete for a total of 6 hours
  • Unit 1 - Moderate Sedation Guidelines and Pharmacology review & quiz
  • Unit 2 - ABC – Airway, Breathing, & Circulation – Monitor introduction
  • Unit 3 - Anatomy and Physiology

Day 1: 6-hour Didactic Lecture
Friday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm, SCC North Mankato

Day 2: 8-hour Clinical
Saturday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm, SCC North Mankato

  • 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 (6 total – 4 simulated, 2 human)
    Note: You will be performing human IV insertions on each other during class
  • Liability agreement sheet
  • IV insertion, stabilization, and removal guide sheet
  • Clinical Skills Checklist
  • Allied Sedation Monitoring Certificate Application
  • Appendix for medication management

Course Preparation
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 Statute Section 150A.10.

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