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Continuing Dental Education

The Double-Edged Sword of Sedation: Understanding the Power that You Wield

Bryant Cornelius, DDS, MBA, MPH

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series

This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*


Course Description

As more patients become familiar with and inquire about sedation in the dental office, it is important that providers understand the risks and benefits of providing this valuable service. Proper training, proper equipment, and proper patient selection are required to ensure a safe and predictable outcome. This course will review essential concepts that guide dentists who provide sedation.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the sedation continuum and be able to recognize what level of sedation a patient is in
  • Know how to rescue a patient from a deeper level of sedation than is intended
  • Recognize patients that are good or poor candidates for minimal and moderate sedation
  • Recognize respiratory depression and apnea and know how to treat them
  • Understand the indications and contraindications of common anxiolytic and sedative drugs


Dr. Bryant CorneliusDr. Bryant Cornelius s an Assistant Professor-Clinical, Program Director of Dental/Oral Maxillofacial Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and

hails from beautiful Southeastern Utah where he practiced general dentistry for 15 years. He received his DDS from Northwestern University, his MBA from the University of Utah, and his MPH from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a three-year residency program in dental anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cornelius is currently the Program Director of Dental/Oral Maxillofacial Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and a diplomate of both the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Course Logistics

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific time


2 hours

*The University of Washington 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.


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The University of Washington 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.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.