The Three Pillars of Treatment Planning the Sedation Patient with Updates in Post-Operative Pain Control: A Review for Anesthesia Permit Renewal

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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9:00 AM-2:30 PM Eastern


Live Webinar Online


Registration open through 1/15/2021 11:59 PM


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Anesthesia Permit Series

This course is the first of three Anesthesia Permit Renewal (five-hour) course offerings designed to provide the dentist with the requisite number of anesthesia-based continuing education credit hours necessary for maintenance of their Pennsylvania state-issued anesthesia permit.


A dentist possessing a permit must complete at least 15 credit hours of anesthesia-related CE during each continuing education cycle.

A dentist who does not possess an anesthesia permit, but opts to employ a permit holder for anesthesia services must receive 5 CE credit hours specific for anesthesiology. This course will meet that requirement. Please call the dental board for specific details.

Course Description


Dentists are confronted with an increasing number of patients who require advanced behavior guidance techniques for their dental treatments. Optimizing health, managing anxiety, and controlling peri-operative pain increase the odds of successful oral rehabilitation. This section of the series aims to present considerations to help the clinician treatment plan for success.

This course also offers dentists updates in local anesthesia safety and efficacy. The most current clinical information regarding effective and safe use of local anesthetics in dental practice will be presented. Topics to be addressed include indications for long-acting local anesthetics, buffering of anesthetics, and innovative, approaches currently under investigation. A review of post-operative pain management will be provided.

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • appreciate the importance of systemic health and its relationship to successful outcomes

  • discuss the three components of treatment planning (Medical, Dental/Surgical, Behavior) and how to customize to an individual patient

  • compare risk vs. benefit as it relates to safe care

  • realize advantages and disadvantages of injectable and topical local anesthetics

  • summarize the different modalities to manage post-operative pain


Matthew Cooke, DDS, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Dental Anesthesiology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry


Bryant W. Cornelius, DDS, MBA, MPH, FAGD 

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Dental/Oral Maxillofacial Oral Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry



Paul Moore, DMD, PhD, MPH

Professor of Pharmacology and Dental Public Health (Retired), School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh




Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM


Live Webinar Online


Tuition: Dentists - $195.
Credit: Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 5
Course #: 55421W
AGD Code: 340



Continuing Education


Live Webinar Online



Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 5

Licensure Boards typically treat live webinars the same as a live course.


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About Us

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


The University of Pittsburgh is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Pittsburgh designates this activity for the number of continuing education credits listed with each course summary.