Continuing Education


Upcoming Course Dates for 2024

Our IV sedation course begins Tuesday and ends Sunday at 5 p.m. Safe IV sedation follows the 2016 American Dental Association guidelines for teaching pain control and sedation to dentists and dental students. The course will cover the objectives and content recommended by the ADA and the California Dental Board.

19th – 24th

19th – 24th

Course Objectives
  • List and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of moderate sedation.
  • Discuss the prevention, recognition and management of complications associated with moderate sedation.
  • Administer moderate sedation to 20 patients in a clinical setting in a safe and effective manner.
  • Discuss the abuse potential, occupational hazards and other untoward effects of the agents utilized to achieve moderate sedation.
  • Describe and demonstrate the technique of intravenous access, intramuscular injection and other parenteral techniques.
  • Discuss the pharmacology of the drug(s) selected for administration.
  • Discuss the precautions, indications, contraindications and adverse reactions associated with the drug(s) selected.
  • Administer the selected drug(s) to 20 dental patients in a clinical setting in a safe and effective manner.
  • List the complications associated with techniques of moderate sedation.
  • Describe a protocol for management of emergencies in the dental office and list and discuss the emergency drugs and equipment required for the prevention and management of emergency situations.
  • Discuss principles of advanced cardiac life support or an appropriate dental sedation/ anesthesia emergency course.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and treat emergencies related to the next deeper level of anesthesia than intended.
Course Content
  1. Historical, philosophical and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain control.
  2. Patient evaluation and selection through review of medical history taking, physical diagnosis and psychological considerations.
  3. Use of patient history and examination for ASA classification, risk assessment and preprocedural fasting instructions.
  4. Definitions and descriptions of physiological and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain.
  5. Description of the sedation anesthesia continuum, with special emphasis on the distinction between the conscious and the unconscious state.
  6. Review of adult respiratory and circulatory physiology and related anatomy.
  7. Pharmacology of local anesthetics and agents used in moderate sedation, including drug interactions and contraindications.
  8. Indications and contraindications for use of moderate sedation.
  9. Review of dental procedures possible under moderate sedation.
  10. Patient monitoring using observation and monitoring equipment, with particular attention to vital signs, ventilation/breathing and reflexes related to consciousness.
  11. Maintaining proper records with accurate chart entries recording medical history, physical examination, informed consent, time-oriented anesthesia record (including the name of all drugs administered including local anesthetics), doses, and monitored physiological parameters.
  12. Prevention, recognition and management of complications and emergencies.
  13. Description, maintenance and use of moderate sedation monitors and equipment.
  14. Discussion of abuse potential.
  15. Intravenous access: anatomy, equipment and technique.
  16. Prevention, recognition and management of complications of venipuncture and other parenteral techniques.
  17. Description and rationale for the technique to be employed.
  18. Prevention, recognition and management of systemic complications of moderate sedation, with particular attention to airway maintenance and support of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

You will need to be ACLS certified to get your sedation permit from the California Dental Board. Your ACLS certification begins online at ACLS-Algorithms has been providing online ACLS training since 2010 to help health care providers prepare for and pass the American Heart Association ACLS Certification. Your ACLS preparation should not have to be stressful or difficult. ACLS-Algorithms will provide you low-stress, highly focused and an entertaining environment for learning. Begin this online training ASAP after course registration.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Bay Area IV Wisdom reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course, modify the announced course content, limit enrollment, or change the location, time, date or speakers due to unforeseen circumstances. Examples of circumstances that could cause course cancellation include weather, natural disasters, medical conditions, government regulations, facility availability and dental board restrictions. Bay Area IV Wisdom is not responsible for the refund of any part of the course fee as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances or events beyond its control. In the event that Bay Area IV Wisdom cancels a program, the registrant will receive a refund or credit toward another continuing education course.

Full refunds will be made when a course is canceled and is no longer available or a dentist provides documentation proving that they no longer practice dentistry. Bay Area IV Wisdom liability is for the course fee only and is not responsible for any other costs incurred.

Attendees who have registered for a course and are unable to attend will receive credit for the next available course provided their space can be filled. Bay Area IV Wisdom courses may include controversial materials. Bay Area IV Wisdom acknowledges that there is a potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices.


8am-12pmWayland LectureLenhart LectureFagin LectureFagin ACLS CertificationPatient Sedation 1:1 patient facultyPatient Sedation 1:1 patient faculty
12pm-1pmLunch ProvidedLunch ProvidedLunch ProvidedLunch ProvidedLunch ProvidedLunch Provided
1pm-5pmWayland LectureLenhart LectureBreakout Session ACLS, Drug Review, Venipuncture PracticeBreakout Session ACLS, Drug Review, Venipuncture PracticePatient Sedation 1:1 patient facultyPatient Sedation 1:1 patient faculty
5pm-7pmSaturday Wayland Lecture ProvidedWayland LectureLenhart LectureCentore Zoom MeetingWayland Office Evaluation Preparation, IV Sedation Review, Additional time for patients (if needed)Additional time for patients (if needed)

Continuing Education at Bay Area IV Wisdom: A Focus on Safe IV Sedation

Expertise in IV Sedation:
Our courses are led by Dr. John Wayland, an industry expert with a track record of safely administering IV sedation in over 40,000 cases.

Comprehensive Learning:
Our 6-day IV Sedation Certification course, priced at $14,995, covers all aspects of moderate IV sedation administration through titration, ensuring thorough understanding and practical knowledge.

Real World Testimonials:
Listen to the experiences of dentists who have completed our course and learn how it has positively impacted their practice.

Patient Comfort:
Gain insights into how safe IV sedation can be used as a reliable method for ensuring patient comfort during dental procedures, creating a better experience for patients with little or no memory of the procedure.

Aftercare Protocol:
Learn about our unique aftercare protocol that involves calling and texting every patient after surgery, providing additional reassurance and care.

Accessible Learning:
Our course is based in California, making it easily accessible for local dentists. Contact us for more information or to enroll.

Professional Recognition:
Our website and courses are copyrighted by Bay Area IV Wisdom, and our dental marketing is managed by Dentainment, ensuring a professional and high-quality learning environment.