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Arizona AGD

Oral Consciousness Sedation for General Dentists

January 19, 2024 3:00 PM - January 21, 2024 12:00 AM (GMT)

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Doctor will need to identify one (1) patient who has some level of dental anxiety and needs either a filling or a simple extraction. Patients should be ASA Class I, II, III regarding their health status. Treatment will be provided by you and we will not charge them for treatment. They must be willing to undergo nitrous and oral sedation drugs during the procedure; therefore they will need someone to drive them to and from the dental office. Typically, they should have a report of some level of dental anxiety to be eligible. They should be available the entire 12pm-5pm timeframe and will be seen in random order. Arizona AGD will provide patients to those who cannot identify a patient or who are out-of-state.

Course Description:

This course is intended to provide dentists with the foundational training to administer oral consciousness sedation for their patients. Training will include pharmacology and clinical application of common sedatives, discussion of patient evaluation and selection for sedation, appropriate monitoring for sedation, safe practice during sedation procedures and how to discharge patients following the completion of sedation. The continuing education received for this course can be applied toward the educational and training requirements of any State Board application for an enteral sedation permit.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the safe and appropriate clinical administration of sedative medications
  • Know the monitoring requirements when administering oral consciousness sedation
  • Preparation for potential emergencies during sedation procedures
  • Know the State Board requirements to obtain an oral consciousness sedation permit

Tentative Course Schedule:

Friday, January 19 | From 8am to 5pm

Location: AzDA Building - 3193 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Light breakfast and lunch provided


Saturday Jan 20 | From 8am to 5pm

Location: Kind Family Dentistry - 7000 E Shea Blvd Suite 1510, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Light breakfast and lunch provided

Lecture + Hands-on from 12pm to 5pm

About the Speaker:

Anthony Charles Caputo, D.D.S. is an expert spokesperson on anesthesia for the American Dental Association (ADA), a professional organization representing approximately 161,000 U.S. dentists.

Dr. Caputo is currently in private practice providing anesthesia services for pediatric and adult dental patients including patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He is an Adjunct Professor with AT Still University. He works with and teaches AEGD Residents at AT Still University (ASDOH) in Mesa, Arizona and Winslow Indian Health Care Center in Winslow, Arizona. In January 2020, Dr. Caputo was selected as the AEGD Program Director for Johnston Memorial Hospital based in Abington, VA. Dr. Caputo lectures nationally on Medical Emergencies, Local Anesthesia Administration, and a variety of topics on sedation and anesthesia in dentistry.

Dr. Caputo is a Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer for the Arizona Dental Association. He is an ADA 14 th District Delegate and Chair for the Arizona Dental Foundation. He is an Anesthesia Evaluator and has served on the Anesthesia Committee as well as an expert consultant for the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (BODEX). Dr. Caputo serves as Chair for the BODEX Investigative Committee that functions to efficiently and transparently process and adjudicate dental complaints.

Dr. Caputo earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Arizona in 1989, his D.D.S. from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1993. He earned his certificate in Hospital Dentistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry in 1995 and his certificate in Anesthesiology from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine in 1997. He completed his Masters in Education, specializing in Dental Education in 2014 from the University of Pacific/AAL.

Speaker's Curriculum Vitae (CV) can be requested via email, if needed.

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made more than 30 days before the start of the course - full refund (minus 5% processing fees)

Cancellations made between 15-30 days before the start of the course - 50% refund (minus 5% processing fees)

Cancellations made 14 or less days of the start of the course - no refund

Arizona AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from January 2, 2023 to January 1, 2027. Provider ID# 219287

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