Why Bay Area IV Wisdom?
- Simple venipuncture technique
We start with practice on mannequin arms. This builds confidence. We do venipuncture with the dentist partners on a volunteer basis. You will be trained before doing venipuncture on your patients.
- Safe — Two reversible drugs
The classical moderate IV sedation drugs used in most hospitals today for a colonoscopy are fentanyl and Versed. This is a safe combination. Fentanyl produces euphoria and analgesia; Versed (midazolam) produces sedation and amnesia. This is a classical drug combination that is safe and predictable.
- Affordable — $15,000
Our sedation course is less expensive than any other course in the U.S. at the time of this publication. The course is only offered to California dentists. This means most dentists can drive to our course, which saves on car rentals and airfare. All required training is done in six consecutive days. Less time away from your practice saves you money.
- Comprehensive — Everything you need to know
Our course follows the guidelines for teaching pain control and sedation published by the American Dental Association®.
- Free books
Every participating dentist will receive a free copy of Dr. Stanley Malamed’s book, “SEDATION: A Guide to Patient Management, Fifth Edition.” As a bonus, you will also receive a free copy “Impacted Third Molars,” published by Wiley and written by Dr. John Wayland. This book contains two chapters dedicated to sedation.
- Six days — No airfare or hotel for many participants
This course is completed in six days, and you will receive 80 CE hours (20 hours online). You do not need to make multiple trips to our location in San Jose. Most participants can drive to our course location in Los Gatos, California, which eliminates car rental and Uber, saving you money. Everything is completed in six days following the recommendations and guidelines of the ADA and California Dental Board.
- Small class
Maximum class size is 12 dentists. Ratio of faculty to patient is one to one so that you can receive hands-on training with your instructor.
Give Bay Area IV Wisdom a call at 415-297-9046 for more information or specific questions about our courses.