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UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room-Theatre B

University of Mantoba, 745 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0J9

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Dental anxiety is an unfortunate reality for many Canadians. While there are a number of ways to address this situation for patients, one of the most effective is the use of oral sedatives. There are a number of categories of medications available for this purpose, including benzodiazepines, antihistamines, “natural” sleep aids (e.g. melatonin, camomile), and a host of others. One of the keys in the management of dentally anxious patients is for dentists is to learn to make the safest and most effective pharmacologic choices for them.

This course will focus on how to recognize patients that might benefit from minimal conscious sedation; that is, relaxation that allows patients to independently maintain their own airway while making their dental experience less frightening. Patients in this state can ask and answer questions during their appointment.

This course will include the following topics:

  • Provincial sedation bylaws
  • Appropriate patient selection and assessment
  • Sedative medication pharmacology
  • Oral sedation protocols
  • Recognition and management of sedation emergencies


At the successful conclusion of this course, participants will be certified to provide oral minimal conscious sedation for their patients [according to MDA Bylaw for Pharmaceutical Behaviour Management].

PLEASE NOTE: This course satisfies the Manitoba Dental Association’s bylaw requirements for Initial Qualification/Training and Continuing Competency certification to administer conscious sedation of a single oral sedative agent


  • Review of provincial sedation bylaws
  • Appropriate patient selection and assessment
  • Review of sedative medication pharmacology
  • Oral sedation protocols
  • Recognition and management of sedation



Peter Nkansah, MSc, DDS, Dip. Anaes., FADSA,
Specialist in Dental Anaes (ON), FPFA, FACD
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Dental Anaesthesia Specialist, Sleep for Dentistry



6 Hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credit

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022. Provider ID# 214210 AGD Code 342





Registrants can receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee of $230.00 will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba Office reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

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Program Coordinator

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    Laura Friesen

    Program Coordinator, CPD Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
    Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment
    D09 Dentistry Building
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204-789-3562
    Fax: 204-272-3126
    Email: Laura.Friesen@umanitoba.ca