Introduction to Minimal Sedation Renewal

Minimal Sedation Renewal
This course is part of Minimal Sedation Renewal
Series View Cost: $144
Course Count: 4
Series Credit Cost: Included
Total Credits: 7
 This series is not included in the annual CE subscription
 You must purchase the entire series in order to view these courses.
 Currently this course is only available if you purchase the entire series.
Dr. Jason H. Goodchild, Introduction to Minimal Sedation Renewal
Speaker: Dr. Jason H. Goodchild
Category: Anesthesia
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
This course provides the foundational knowledge for comprehending minimal sedation. It explores essential definitions related to sedation concepts, enabling participants to grasp the distinctive safet...more
  • 5.0 (2 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1:20:00
  • Released: 7/13/2023
  • Expiration Date: 7/13/2026
  •  This course is not included in the annual CE subscription
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 340.

The fee to view the entire series is $144. This cost includes all fees to take all exams and claim your CE credits.

This course provides a foundational understanding of minimal sedation. It covers essential definitions related to sedation concepts, allowing participants to grasp the distinctive safety aspects of minimal sedation for both dental patients and practitioners. The course also examines the “Spectrum of Sedation,” allowing participants to appreciate the distinctions between minimal sedation and other levels of sedation and anesthesia in terms of patient parameters such as responsiveness, airway, cardiovascular, and respiratory functions.

Dental anxiety and fear remain significant concerns among patients and are prevalent negative psychosocial conditions in the general population. Early studies conducted in the U.S. by Dionne et al. found that 51% of survey respondents reported feeling somewhat nervous, very nervous, or terrified about visiting the dentist. In recent years, sedation and anesthesia in dentistry have gained considerable attention, bringing forth conflicting standards of care and state-specific regulations. Controversies have emerged regarding in-office practice models, safety outcome measurements, necessary training for dentists, as well as the effectiveness and applicability of sedation for patients beyond those with high levels of fear.

According to the latest guidelines from ADA, minimal sedation should prioritize a significant safety margin to prevent unintended loss of consciousness. Typically, minimal sedation is achieved through inhalation and/or enteral methods (such as oral or sublingual medications). The dosing of medication for inducing minimal sedation is usually limited to a single dose or multiple doses that do not exceed the maximum recommended dose for unmonitored home use as set by FDA. Patients under minimal sedation, by definition, should retain the ability to maintain an open airway and respond appropriately to tactile stimulation and verbal commands independently and consistently. While there may be a slight impairment in cognitive function and coordination, respiratory and cardiovascular functions remain unaffected. In most cases, licensed dentists are not required to undergo additional training or obtain certification from state dental boards to administer minimal sedation.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss definitions appropriate to the topics of sedation and anesthesia.
  • Discuss the “Spectrum of Sedation” and understand the varying levels of sedation.
  • Compare drug administration methods with an emphasis on the enteral and inhalation routes.
  • Compare the patient parameters of responsiveness, airway, cardiovascular and respiratory function for each of the four levels of sedation and anesthesia.
  • Discuss the current regulatory environment for sedation and anesthesia in the dental office.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Jason H. Goodchild earned his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He then received dental training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Premier Dental Products Company, where he contributes to the development of innovative new products and provides education to clinicians to enhance their clinical practice. He also holds the position of Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Goodchild maintains a private general dental practice in Elkins Park, PA. He can be reached via email at

At the time of the release of this course, the lecturer/speaker declares that in the past 12 months they have had a financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation with Premier Dental Products Company.

CE Reviews


5.0  (2 Total Reviews)
 2 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
5 star
User: chang
Date: 3/30/2024
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Great speaker
Quality course, convenient for renewal
User: DrMRR
Date: 2/2/2024
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Thank you
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