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Refresher Course

Parenteral (IV) Moderate Sedation Refresher Course

Speaker: Dr. Peter Nkansah

September 27, 2024

Course Description

Parenteral moderate sedation includes a number of routes of administration for sedative agents, including intranasal administration, intramuscular injections, and the intravenous route. This interactive course will review recent research and trends, as well as clinical scenarios to assist attendees in the safe and comfortable treatment of their patients. The current Standard of Practice from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) will be reviewed carefully to help attendees provide sedation services to their patients in a manner that complies with the described rules. Details will include patient monitoring, recordkeeping, and troubleshooting. Much of the work will be done through the presentation of scenarios.

    • Improved understanding of the RCDSO Standard of Practice regarding the use of sedation for dental practices.
    • A refreshed understanding of the pharmacology and use of benzodiazepines.
    • A refreshed understanding of the use of minimal and moderate sedation for dentistry.
  • Please arrive within 30 minutes before the course start time to sign in.

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  • 9:00 a.m.      Lecture
    10:30 a.m.    Break
    10:45 a.m.    Lecture
    12:00 p.m.    Lunch
    1:00 p.m.      Lecture
    2:15 p.m.      Break
    2:30 p.m.      Lecture
    3:45 p.m.      Questions / Discussion

  • Complimentary coffee/tea and lunch are provided for course participants. Please indicate any dietary restrictions upon registration.

  • Cancellations made more than 10 calendar days before the course start date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 10 calendar days of the course start date.

    Refunds will not be issued for registrants who do not attend, regardless of reason for absence.

    Registrations cannot be transferred to another individual.

    To cancel your registration, please follow the link and instructions provided in the registration confirmation email. If you are eligible for a refund, the refund will be processed automatically upon cancellation. Please allow 3-5 business days for the transaction to be completed.

    Continuing Dental Education (University of Toronto) reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registrations, instructor cancellation, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In the event of course cancellation, a full refund will be issued, and registrants will be notified promptly. We are not liable for any associated losses, damages, or expenses, including travel and accommodations.

  • After completing this course, a certificate of completion that indicates the number of Continuing Education (CE) points earned will be sent to you within 7-10 days by email.


Dr. Nkansah received his DDS degree and Diploma in Dental Anaesthesia from the University of Toronto in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He currently maintains a private practice, Sleep For Dentistry, in Toronto, specializing in sedation dentistry for patients who are dentally anxious or medically compromised.Additionally, he serves as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry.

Dr. Nkansah is the Course Director for the conscious sedation continuing dental education course at Western University (Canada) and for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support courses at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is also a member of the editorial board for the dental journal Oral Health and regularly lectures for dental groups both nationally and internationally.

On the sports front, which is one of his other areas of interest, Dr. Nkansah is the team dentist for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, the Raptors905 of the G-League, the Toronto FC of the MLS, and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

See Dr. Nkansah’s full academic profile

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