Part of the UT Health San Antonio.
Minimal Enteral (Oral) Sedation and Emergency Procedures
TSBDE-Approved Course for Certification
March 22, 2019 - March 23, 2019 Course overview
Successful completion of this course will provide the necessary training for a dentist to apply to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners for a permit to administer minimal enteral (oral) sedation (level 1 permit). The course is a 16 hour curriculum of lecture with simulated patient scenarios and multiple case discussions.
Understand current TSBDE rules and regulations regarding minimal sedation To outline the pharmacology of commonly utilized oral sedatives and appropriate techniques Weigh advantages and disadvantages of various oral medications Discuss medical considerations for sedation Address pediatric considerations Provide a comprehensive review of patient evaluation including medical history and vital signs
Ernest E. Valdez, D.D.S. DR. ERNEST VALDEZ is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology from St. Mary’s University and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Upon completion of dental school in 1993, Dr. Valdez entered community health as a staff dentist at Las Clinical Del Norte, a community health center in rural North Central New Mexico, where he also was active as a volunteer firefighter and first-responder for the community of Ojo Caliente. Dr. Valdez eventually moved to Harlingen, Texas in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to serve as the dental director of a community health center, Su Clinica Familiar. In 1999, Dr. Valdez returned to the UTHSCSA completing a two-year General Practice Residency with intensive training in hospital-based dentistry, oral surgical techniques, implant dentistry, advanced dental techniques, and intravenous sedation. In 2001, Dr. Valdez entered private practice as an associate dentist in a dental practice in north San Antonio before being invited to apply for a faculty position at the UTHSCSA as a general dentist in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). He held a full-time position as an Assistant Clinical Professor for 11 years with the Department of OMS providing clinical instruction with direct patient contact at both the UTHSCSA and The University Health System – University Hospital. Here he presented lectures on various OMS and sedation topics to dental students, OMS residents, and general dentists, while treating his private patients at UTHSCSA Faculty Practice Clinic, and holding various committee and board appointments at the UTHSCSA. In 2014, Dr. Valdez decided to leave the University and return to private practice as an associate general dentist providing sedation, oral surgical, and general dental services. Dr. Valdez continues to lecture for the UTHSCSA presenting continuing dental education courses in Nitrous Oxide Sedation, Enteral Sedation, and Medical Emergency Prevention and Management in the Dental Office as well as offers an online sedation course. During his spare time, Dr. Valdez enjoys community service, hiking, and playing guitar. Dr. Valdez’s Associations and Affiliations: - American Dental Society of Anesthesiology - Special Care Dentistry Organization - American Association of Hospital Dentists - The International Association of Student Clinicians - Founding member of the Lone Star Dental Sedation Study Club Ernest B. Luce, D.D.S. ERNEST B. LUCE, D.D.S., received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1985. In June of 1986, he completed a one year General Practice Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Luce joined the Department of General Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Currently he is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Health Science Center, and he also maintains a part time private practice in general dentistry in San Antonio. His teaching duties include didactic presentations as well as clinical supervision of graduate general dentistry residents. Dr. Luce served as Head of the Graduate Division of the Department of General Dentistry and Program Director for the General Practice Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1993 to 1999. He also served as the Department Chairman for the Department of Hospital Dentistry, University Hospital, in San Antonio during that same time period.
Check-in: 7:30 AM
Program time: Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry
KDR Recipient: $423.00
(The School of Dentistry thanks
for its unrestricted educational grant in support of this continuing education series.) Access Medical USA
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