Western Surgical and Sedation’s IV Sedation course is affordable and focused. Complete your training in 60 hours and 6 focused days. We teach the recommended content and objectives of the American Dental Association.
Other organizations offer expensive courses requiring multiple visits and time away from your office and family. This results in loss of office income and increased travel expense in addition to expensive course fees ($12,500 – $13,000). The ADA recommended guidelines clearly state that 60 hours is sufficient to train dentists to SAFELY administer IV moderate sedation. WSS covers all objectives and content recommended by the American Dental Association. Our affordable ($9500) IV course requires one week, one flight, and one hotel.
Our faculty includes anesthesiologists, paramedics, a psychologist, and other professionals with thousands of hours of experience providing parenteral sedation. WSS’s course director was trained by Dr. Stanley Malamed in less than 60 hours. He has safely completed thousands of parenteral sedations.
Patient Selection – WSS does not recommend treating medically compromised patients unless the anesthesia is provided by an anesthesiologist or CRNA. We recommend limiting sedation to ASA I and ASA II patients.
Titration – WSS focuses on the proper administration (titration) of 2 drugs, fentanyl and midazolam.
Airway patency – WSS will train you to confidently manage you patient’s airway. Anesthesia complications virtually always begin with a compromised airway.
Proficiency is accomplished through lecture, repetition, and hands-on training.
WSS will train you to SAFELY and confidently provide IV moderate sedation for your patients.
*WSS’s IV sedation course is accepted by most states. Special arrangements can usually be made for states whose permit requirements exceed ADA recommended course duration. States where WSS alumni have IV sedation permits:
5. New York
13. New Mexico
17. North Carolina