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Minimal Enteral (Oral) Sedation & Emergency Procedures
September 23, 2022 - September 24, 2022 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 B. Luce, DDS ERNEST B. LUCE, DDS, received his DDS 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. You may contact this author at firstname.lastname@example.org Ernest E. Valdez, DDS ERNEST E. VALDEZ, DDS, received his DDS degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1993. He pursued a two year General Practice Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio which he completed in 2001. Dr. Valdez also served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as well as the Department of Dental Hygiene at the Texas State Technical College in Harlingen, Texas from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Valdez has served as co-investigator of numerous research projects. In 2000, he published articles in the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and the Journal of Periodontal Research. Dr. Valdez was the recipient of the 2000 Biotene Award for Excellence in Hospital Dentistry by the American Association of Hospital Dentists and Laclede Professional Products, Inc. He has been a member of the International Association of Student Clinicians since 1991, during which time he was the recipient of the ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Program Award. He is also a member of the American Association of Hospital Dentists and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity. His experiences have included serving as staff dentist for a dental clinic, Las Clinicas Del Norte, in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico from 1993 to 1996, and Dental Department Director of Su Clinica Familiar in Harlingen, Texas from 1996 to 1999. While residing in Harlingen, Texas and Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, Dr. Valdez was active in community activities and served to facilitate and promote dental and medical health issues and presentations. Dr. Valdez also served as a Volunteer Fireman and on the Volunteer First Responders Team in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico. Dr. Valdez currently serves as an associate in a private practice in San Antonio.
Check-in: 7:30 AM
Program time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry,
7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
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Phone: (210) 567-3177
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