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Sedation and Anesthesia Protocols and Updates for Dentists – 2 CE

Activity Overview

Dentists often use sedatives or anesthesia to provide analgesia during an otherwise painful and anxiety-inducing dental procedure. Guidelines and protocols are often routinely updated as the practice continues to improve and maintain its high-quality patient care. This course aims to provide dentists with the current updated guidelines for sedation and anesthesia in dentistry in the US.

This course is equivalent to two contact hours and can be easily accessed through a mobile device, computer, or laptop.


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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Name the different levels of sedation, differentiate them from one another, and translate them into practice.
  2. Associate the different levels of sedation based on their effects and choose appropriate actions as per patient scenarios.
  3. Differentiate the different routes of administration used in sedation and choose the most applicable ones for the patient.
  4. Recall the different patient physical status classifications used in sedation and anesthesiology and interpret them during patient assessment.
  5. Cite the minimum required hours of fasting before sedation based on the ingested food and choose appropriate actions as per patient scenarios.
  6. Recall the updated sedation guidelines and translate them into practice.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience


Activity Type

Contains case-based material


AGD No. 386503
CE Broker No. 20-896827


Jonas Ashbaugh, DDS



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE.  AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry with provider ID #386503. 

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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