Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Saturday & Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014

CDE Credits: 20 – Category 2
Course No: NO04-14


Faculty of Dentistry124 Edward Street, Toronto

  • Dr. Daniel Haas

    DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)

    Dean, Faculty of Dentistry University of Toronto

  • Dr. Michelle Tang

  • Dr. Carilynne Yarascavitch

Course Overview

Instruction in achieving minimal and moderate sedation in dentistry using:

  • Oral sedation
  • Nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation

Course content includes a review of:

  • Minimal Sedation
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Oral sedative pharmacology
  • Oral sedation regimens
  • Nitrous oxide pharmacology
  • Nitrous oxide equipment and administration
  • Monitoring
  • Respiratory physiology
  • RCDSO Guidelines

Each participant will get experience in the clinical application of nitrous oxide sedation.

Please Note: The course Medical Emergencies by Dr. Daniel Haas is a prerequisite to this course and must have been completed within the last 2 years.


Successful completion of this course, which includes prior reading assignments and 2 multiple-choice tests, qualifies dentists to administer minimal and moderate sedation by means of an oral sedative, nitrous oxide-oxygen, or a combination of these 2 modalities.

Tuition (includes continental breakfast, networking lunch, and afternoon refreshments)

Prior to March 28, 2014 After March 28, 2014
Dentists $1,520 $1,625

There may be an additional charge for the purchase of materials that are required to complete the hands-on component of this course.


Registration: 8:30 am
Course: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry appreciated the unrestricted education grants provided for this course by HANSAmed, Rescue 7 and Scotiabank.


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CANCELLATION POLICY: Two weeks prior to course date — 100% refund. One week prior to course date — 50% refund. There is no refund for cancellations after one week prior to course date. Course registrations are not transferable. The University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry reserves the right to cancel any course at its discretion. In the event of a cancellation registrants will be notified and their course fee refunded in full. Please note that the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry is not liable for any incidental expenses (including transportation and/or accommodation costs) associated with course cancellations.

U of T Hotel Discount Rate: The following hotels offer a discounted rate for our CDE participants:

  • CDE Centre, 1440 Don Mills Road
    Westin Prince Hotel (416) 444-2511
    When calling to reserve a room, please state University of Toronto Corporate Rate in order to get the discount.
  • Faculty of Dentistry, 124 Edward Street
    Downtown Doubletree (416) 977-5000
    When calling to reserve a room, please state University of Toronto Corporate Rate in order to get the discount.

Biographical Info

  • Dr. Daniel Haas, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C), is Professor and Dean at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. He holds the Arthur Zwingenberger Decanal Chair and has a cross-appointment with the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine. He was the 2004 recipient of the International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology. He received the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education in 2005. He received the 2007 Heidbrink award from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology for outstanding contributions to anesthesia in dentistry, and the 2010 Leonard Monheim award from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists for outstanding contributions to anesthesiology benefiting the dental profession, being the first Canadian to win either of these last 2 awards. He has lectured internationally on the subjects of pharmacology, anesthesia, and medical emergencies in dentistry.

  • Dr. Michelle Tang is a clinical instructor in the discipline of Dental Anaesthesia at the University of Toronto. She is also in private practice as a dental anaesthesiologist.

  • Dr. Carilynne Yarascavitch is Assistant Professor and Head of the discipline of Dental Anaesthesia and Graduate Specialty Program Director at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. She is an instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support with Sunnybrook Health Sciences and a Research Fellow with the Wilson Centre at the Toronto General Hospital.

DISCLAIMER: Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to the dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing dental education course by the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.