Inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide has proven to be an effective and safe technique for the reduction of stress in the apprehensive or anxious individual.
This course includes course curriculum as required by the CRDHA. Course content includes both didactic and practical hands on participation involving the administration of nitrous-oxide/oxygen inhalation sedation. It is useful for practitioners who want to feel comfortable in utilizing this particular modality in their office.
CPR AND PRACTICE PERMIT REQUIRED: Following registration, please ensure that you email us with copies of your current CPR Certificate copy (valid 1 year from date of issue, and must be valid through the clinical course date), as well as your current Practice Permit ASAP. Valid, current documentation is required in order to attend this clinical course.
COURSE MATERIALS: Participants will be required to purchase the textbook "Sedation: A Guide to Patient Management" 6th Edition, by Dr. Stanley F. Malamed. ISBN:0323400531. The textbook can be purchased from the University of Alberta Bookstore at 780-492-4215 for approximately $100 or through Amazon or Chapters. Some pre-reading/pre-study will be assigned prior to your attendance at the course.
To meet the potential need from the dentist and dental hygienist profession in the appropriate setting, course sizes are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
DIDACTIC AND CLINICAL SESSION FORMAT
- Patient selection and history • Patient evaluation and monitoring
- Medical emergency management • Discharge considerations
- Nitrous Sedation (Course participants will serve as each other’s patients)
- Program Participant Assessment: Will include Clinical Performance Competencies & a Multiple Choice Written Exam
DR. SARANJEEV S. LALH, B.SC., D.D.S., M.D., F.R.C.D(C) received his Dental degree from University of Alberta in 1994 and his Medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 2008. He completed two years of General Surgery training followed by completion of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh in 2001. Dr. Lalh received his Fellowship status of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 2002. Dr. Lalh then went on to pursue academics by becoming the Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Co-Director of the Dental Implant Clinic at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry from 2001 to 2007. He now continues teaching on a part time basis as a Clinical Professor. He founded Renew Oral & Facial Surgical Centre, a private certified non-hospital surgical centre in 2005. He has subsequently transitioned from academics into full time private practice, devoting his clinical practice to implant surgery, dentoalveolar surgery, facial reconstructive and orthognathic surgery, and cosmetic facial plastic surgery. He was recently appointed the Oral and Maxillofacial Reconstruction Surgeon at the internationally recognized clinical and research Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) at the Misercordia Hospital and Covenant Health, dealing with reconstruction of patient’s with head and neck cancer.
Dr. Lalh also continues to conduct evidence based research through the University of Alberta and has had the opportunity to lecture extensively both nationally and internationally on various surgical topics. His special interest is using new technological advances in digital imaging for reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Saranjeev Lalh is a member of many professional organizations. He is involved in various healthcare committees in the Alberta Health Services in the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association Committee and the Zone Medical Staff Association. Nationally, he is involved in the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cosmetic Surgery Special Interest Group, and a member at large on the CAOMS Foundation. Dr. Lalh is married and has two children. He enjoys his personal time with his family by bicycling, golfing, and hiking.
DR. WILLIAM PRESHING, DDS
Dr. Preshing graduated from the University of Alberta with his DDS . He completed a postgrad Diploma in Health Science Administration in 1994. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. Bill is also the Director of the University of Alberta Hospital Dental Clinic, and is Director of the University of Alberta Dental Residency Program. His practice has been limited to disabled and medically-compromised patients since 1991. Bill teaches as a clinical instructor in the IV Conscious Sedation Program and contributes to lectures, and CE programs on medically challenged patients.