Essentials of Sedation in Dentistry - ACDE Joint Webinar Series

Friday, June 4, 2021 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM


This seminar will offer a review of safe in office sedation modalities. We will cover the pros, cons, risks, objectives of oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and local anesthesia, IV moderate sedation and general anesthesia will be covered as informational and for comparison. Both pediatric and adult patient issues will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Decide which patients are appropriate for sedation and what modality of care is appropriate.
  2. Identify the critical areas to focus on for a proper patient assessment.
  3. Explain the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the most commonly used anxiolytic drugs in dental practice.
  4. Demonstrate how to do an airway assessment, and explain the implications for the sedated patient
  5. List the monitors required or recommended for sedation and explain how their data is important.
  6. Describe some common reported mishaps that lead to morbidity and how are they avoided and/or treated.

Educational Methods: Zoom Live Lecture


Marvin Laventer, D.D.S.

Dr. Leventer, DDS, received his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1990. He then completed a two-year general practice residency and a two-year dental anesthesiology residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in New York. Dr. Leventer is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is also a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Leventer is an assistant professor in dental anesthesia at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and provides general dentistry within the faculty practice.

About Us
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider - 11/01/2017 - 06/30/2022.


Registration open through 6/3/2021 10:59 PM EST


$69 Per Person

Continuing Education

2 CE Hours


Zoom Online Meeting

Webinar Series Information

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”.

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional's schedule and interests.