Oral Sedation

with David Donaldson, BDS, Fred Quarnstrom, DDS,

  and Mark Donaldson, PharmD

     Dates:  Saturday, 7/30/2011 and Friday, 12/2/2011

This course is part of the three-day Art & Science of Dental Sedation.    This one day lecture course meets the Oregon Board of Dentistry requirements to maintain anesthesia permit levels from minimal to moderate.  The full 3-day course is designed to fulfill Oregon Board of Dentistry requirements for the enteral minimal sedation permit  (21 hours).  The other two days to fulfill Oregon Board of Dentistry requirements for the nitrous oxide permit  (14 hours).

Subjects covered:
Local Anesthesia Update & Comparison of Techniques
Pharmacology of Oral Sedatives
Reversal Agents and Flumazenil
Oral Sedation Techniques, Protocols and Case Studies
Post-operative Pain Management
Recognition and Treatment of Chronic
Oral Sedation "Politics", Rules and Regulations

Dates, times & locations:

Saturday, July 30, 2011     9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    
     OHSU School Dentistry
Friday, December 2, 2011      9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
     Hotel Monaco

Tuition:   $300 per person
* Early Fee:   $250 per person

*Early fees applied when registering for a course one month prior to course begin date.


David Donaldson, BDS, FDSRCS, MDS, FADSA, received his dental degree from St. Andrews University in 1965, before going on to complete his Fellowship in Dental Surgery through the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1969. In 1971 he was granted his Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry by Dundee University. Dr. Donaldson came to The University of British Columbia in 1970 to become the Director of Pain and Anxiety Control in the Faculty of Dentistry. His past appointments include Head of the Departments of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, and Oral Surgery; past Chairman of the Canadian Dental Association Council on Education; and past President of the Association of the Canadian Faculties of Dentistry, and the International Federation of Dental Education Associations. Dr. Donaldson is a Professor and Head of the Division of Pain and Anxiety Control at UBC, and has a part-time practice on Vancouver Island, restricted to the treatment of chronic head and neck pain.

Fred Quarnstrom, DDS, FADSA, FAGD, FICD, FACD,
received his dental degree from the University of Washington Dental School in 1964, and was a postgraduate resident in anesthesiology at Washington Hospital Centre in Washington, D.C. He is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the International College of Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentistry and a Diplomat of the American and National Dental Boards of Anesthesiology. He is certified by the American Association of Dental Consultants. Dr. Quarnstrom has published over 40 papers and two chapters, and lectured extensively on nitrous oxide oxygen analgesia and oral conscious sedation, and currently has a general practice in Seattle, He is on the faculty at the University of Washington and Faculty of Dentistry at UBC.

Mark Donaldson, BSc (Pharm), PharmD, FASHP
, received his Pharmacology degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He completed a clinical residency at Vancouver General Hospital and is the current Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center near his home in Whitefish, Montana. He is a full clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, and a clinical assistant professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University. Dr. Donaldson is a continuing education speaker for the University of Washington, Washington State University, Oregon Health Sciences University, and the University of British Columbia. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally on a number of related topics for both dental and medical practitioners, and spent three years in Japan focusing on cross-cultural communication and internationalization.  He has the two cutest children in the world.