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Anesthesia and Sedation Updates for Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Through didactic teaching and hands-on simulations, review key concepts in anesthesia and sedation, learn about new issues for sedation dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and enhance emergency preparedness through a focused approach on team management.

A review of sedation and anesthesia utilizing didactic teaching and hands-on simulations to convey concepts and
practice skills, develop a team approach and enhance patient safety. The first day is a full eight hours of virtual didactics covering topics of importance to dentists using sedation and oral and maxillofacial surgeons administering GA. Day two consists of morning lectures and afternoon simulations for clinicians who treat children.

At the conclusion of this program,participants will be able to: 
1. Recognize common and uncommon complications in office anesthesia
2. List appropriate sedation agents for a range of clinical scenarios
3. Discuss key pharmacologic considerations related to the agents used during moderate sedation and office-based general anesthesia
4. Identify elements of the history and physical that suggest a difficult airway
5. Develop a sedation checklist that includes the critical elements including medication management, PONV risk assessment, BMI considerations and fire safety.

For more information and upcoming dates, please contact Dr. Hillel Ephros (Phone: 973.754.2050 or Email: or Dr. Joseph Portale (Phone: 201.723.4679 or Email: For directions and more information about St. Joseph’s, please visit