Review Course in Minimal Enteral (Level 1) Sedation

Saturday, March 6, 2021 |
 Live Interactive Webinar 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (CST)



This course will present a general review of concepts and methods applicable to minimal enteral sedation designed to satisfy TSBDE RULE §110.4 Sedation continuing education requirements for Minimal Sedation (Level 1) permit holders.


During this 6 hour course, Dr. Luce will present review and provide updates on:

  • The basic concepts and practice of minimal sedation techniques
  • Patient evaluation and treatment planning including advantages and disadvantages for level I, minimal sedation and comparing them with those of other sedation modalities including Nitrous Oxide Oxygen inhalation sedation
  • Pharmacology of agents used in enteral (oral) and combination inhalation enteral sedation including drug interactions and incompatibilities. Addressing pertinent information on the practical application of pharmacology in enteral and inhalation drugs used for minimal sedation
  • Monitoring techniques used in minimal sedation
  • Information to create an understanding of the continuum of sedation through which the dentist can make appropriate choices of pharmacologic agents that can be safely and effectively used for various sedation procedures including Level I Minimal Sedation, Nitrous Oxide and local anesthesia
  • Common anticipated urgencies and emergencies in minimal sedation. Discussion will include over sedation, respiratory depression, airway obstruction, nausea and vomiting and aspiration. Emphasis will be placed on team management of an emergency.



Upon completion of the course, you will have a renewed understanding of the many elements of the safe administration of enteral conscious sedation including: 

  • Spectrum of sedation and the limits of enteral sedation
  • Patient evaluation and appropriate patient selection with an emphasis on recognizing patients at high risk of complications
  • Pharmacology of sedative agents including drug interactions and appropriate selection for patients with differing medical conditions
  • Appropriate use, limitations of and interpretation of monitors
  • Management of urgencies and emergencies especially as they pertain to minimal sedation
  • Rules and Regulations of the TSBDE on the administration of minimal enteral sedation.


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Tuition | Course Fee

Live Interactive Webinar presentation

Live Interactive Webinar Presentation:
$225 - Dentist

Course fee is due at time of registration.

About Our Speaker


Ernie Luce, DDS, completed dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Dental Branch in Houston in 1985, followed by a General Practice Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1986. Since then, he has held an appointment in the Department of General Dentistry at the dental school in San Antonio. Over the past 20 years, his professional interests have become quite focused on the teaching of management of medically compromised patients in the dental office, and the safe delivery of minimal and moderate sedation, both enteral and parenteral..



Credit Hours

340 Anesthesia and Pain Management - Lecture: Hours - 6


This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston — PACE Center and the Greater Houston Dental Society.



Webinar Link Opens | 7:30 AM (CST)

Presentation | 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (CST)

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UTHealth School of Dentistry

PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge Street, Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028

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