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Mastering Sedation Review: A permit renewal course

Date/Time: Friday, December 4, 2015: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Credits: 7 Lecture Credits

Tuition: Dentists- $365  Auxiliary- $145

Location: Oregon Medical Association OMEF Event Center, Portland, Oregon

Speakers: Drs. Mark Donaldson, Scott Dickinson & Jason Goodchild


This interactive lecture course is designed for dentists and hygienists who want to meet state dental board's requirements to maintain anesthesia permit levels from minimal to moderate. This one-day review course will refresh and give participants the most current information in how to comprehend and apply the benefits of oral/inhalation sedation within the dental office setting. This course will also review how to effectively deal with medical emergencies in the dental office for sedated and non-sedated patients. This one day lecture, refresher course meets the Oregon Board of Dentistry's requirements to renew your minimal or moderate sedation permit.


Dr. Mark Donaldson received his B.Sc.(Pharm.) from the University of British Columbia, and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital, and is the current Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Montana. Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. He has been a primary author and investigator for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Development Committee to define the guidelines for enteral sedation in the United States, as well as an invited expert to compose a whitepaper on Enteral Conscious Sedation for the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Donaldson is a reviewer for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and General Dentistry, and sits on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Dr. Jason Goodchild is a graduate of Dickson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He received his dental training at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, where he maintains a faculty position as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine. Dr. Goodchild is also Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Oral Diagnosis, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, New Jersey Dental School, and has a practice in Havertown, Pennsylvania. He has published numerous articles and spoken to many State Dental Boards on the topic of enteral sedation dentistry. Dr. Goodchild has been an invited speaker for the Academy of General Dentistry and American Association for Dental Examiners. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association, General Dentistry, and Quintessence International, and has served as a grant reviewer for the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Scott C. Dickinson received his undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University and his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine.  After graduation he completed an AEGD while serving in the U.S. Army.  During this time Dr. Dickinson received training on and regularly used nitrous oxide and oxygen, oral, and intravenous sedation techniques.  During his service in the Army he performed the duties of both a flight surgeon and a general practicing dentist.  After leaving the Military he entered private practice where he served as the Vice President of Clinical Support for Aspen Dental Management.  In this role he was responsible for the training, new dentist orientation, and continuing education needs of both the company and the over 700 doctors it associates with.  He now maintains an active general dental practice in Pensacola Florida where he regularly uses sedation techniques to more comfortably treat his patients.

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