UTHealth Synergy Series presents:

CANCELLED-Management of Dental Sedation
DAY 1: Updates in Anesthesia - Common Misconceptions, Complications and Resolutions
DAY 2: Parenteral Scenarios SimMan®

Saturday, August 25, 2018 and Sunday, August 26, 2018 


Course Synopsis
Day 1  This course is intended for dental practitioners trained in the delivery of anesthesia, from intravenous moderate sedation to general anesthesia. Emergency crises are best managed with a team approach; therefore, participants will practice scenarios as supportive groups. Doctors are highly encouraged to bring their office staff, as actual emergency situations will be discussed during the course.

Lecture topics will include treating patients with disabilities, monitoring of patients, pharmacology of emergency drugs, safe techniques for office based general anesthesia and a checklist approach to anesthesia crisis.

Day 2  The SIM course will include pre-simulation didactics followed by a review of essential emergency management principles. You will then break into smaller groups to practice emergency patient management in real-time on a high-fidelity emergency patient simulator, the Laerdal SimMan® 3G. You will be placed in realistic clinical simulations that represent emergencies most commonly encountered while delivering different levels of sedation, up to general anesthesia. Following each scenario, you will share in a debriefing discussion the efficacy of each intervention. Space is limited to provide a low student-to-faculty ratio and an optimal hands-on experience.

Approximately 14 scenarios that may have one crisis event to manage at a time. Topics will range from airway, cardiovascular, equipment, metabolic and pediatric emergencies. We will be covering the most common crisis scenarios that sedation providers encounter. For example, one of the scenarios may include management of airway obstruction and apnea.

Day 1  Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss patient and drug selection criteria in the delivery of moderate-to-general anesthesia
  • Recognize and address common emergencies related to sedation
  • Discuss patient monitoring and standards of care


 Day 2  Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs, symptoms and treatment modalities for medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office
  • Demonstrate how to manage a patient's airway using basic equipment and techniques
  • Discuss the course of action following a medical emergency.



Courses Fee:
Saturday Only:
$650 Dentist
$350 Allied Dental Personnel

Saturday & Sunday:

$1,395 Dentist

Sunday Only:

$900 Dentist

Limited Spaces Available!

Course fee is due at time of registration.

Foreign educated graduates must register and pay the dentist registration fee to participate during the hands-on session of the course.

About the Presenter(s)


Jason Brady, DMD, is a dental anesthesiologist who started his career as a civil engineer designing subdivisions and site plans for commercial buildings. He earned an undergraduate dental degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2010. Dr. Brady completed a 26-month hospital and private-practice-based residency in anesthesia at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. He is a director for both the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Brady is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and is a diplomate of both the ADBA and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He teaches IV sedation at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Brady practices office-based mobile anesthesia for dentistry and lives in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife and their five sons.



Rick Ritt, EMT-P,MA has a vast foundation of acute critical care experience as a paramedic for over 35 years, (13 as Paramedic Officer with the Chicago Fire Dept.). Simultaneously, he has an extensive training history, for 20 years he directed the second largest American Heart Association CTC in the country. He is personally responsible for training over 150,000 students in BLS, ACLS, and PALS as an AHA Instructor for 25 years. Rick received his BS degree from Southern Illinois University, and dual MA degrees in Health Services Management and Business Administration from Webster University. In addition, he developed a great understanding of equipment/service by establishing a parts and service distributorship with Laerdal, servicing Laerdal equipment in 10 Midwestern states for over 10 years. Rick pioneered the NY Laerdal Education Team and has been instrumental in the successful establishment, design, management, consulting and training of over 700 Simulation Sites in the US and Canada for 14 years. In 2010 he was awarded The ADSA’s Peter H. Jacobson Distinguished Service Award for his contributions in dentistry. Due to Rick’s extensive involvement in all areas of Dental Simulation in 2014 he established Dental Simulation Specialists Inc. to serve the growing need to increase awareness, patient safety and outcomes in the dental office.


Credit Hours

340 Anesthesia and Pain Management - Lecture: Hours - 8
340 Anesthesia and Pain Management - Participation: Hours - 4

This course meets the required credit hours for TSBDE Anesthesia Permit Renewal.

For their continued support and participation in our sponsored programs, UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston gratefully acknowledges:



Time and Location

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Check-in & Breakfast: 7-8 a.m.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch included)

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Check-in & Breakfast: 7:30 to 8 a.m.

8 a.m. to noon

Saturday & Sunday Location:
UTHealth School of Dentistry - Fullerton Classroom
7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4310
Houston, TX 77054

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UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge Street, Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Email: UTSDContinuinged@uth.tmc.edu