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Airway Management for the Dental Professional

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Saturday, 03/30/19 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Credit Hours:

New Anesthesia Rules Expand Services.


American Heart Association Instructors will provide the necessary training in proper airway management and ventilation for patients experiencing respiratory, ensuring compliance with the newly established Florida Laws. 

The basic airway course will educate the dental health care team in basic airway assessment based on patient’s history and physical assessment and review relevant anatomy, physiology, and equipment. The participant will learn the motor skills necessary to initiate basic airway management with regards to relieving obstruction, insertion of airway adjuncts, mask ventilation, and intubation. This course is comprised of both interactive classroom and simulated clinical experience. 

Participants must demonstrate competency by passing a post-course evaluation of their airway skills


8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Presentation/Hands-On Experience



Darren Cohen, D.O.

Darren Cohen, D.O. is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Board certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Cohen provides lifesaving care as an attending physician at Memorial Regional Hospital and NSU’s Student Medical Clinic.  With years of experience, Dr. Cohen is American Heart Association instructor certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and Airway Management.  When not teaching in NSU’s EMS department, Dr. Cohen can be found working closely with osteopathic medical students utilizing high fidelity manikins to develop student's examination, medical decision making and procedural skills.

Conflict of Interest

Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.



  • Describe basic airway anatomy
  • Review basic pulmonary physiology and understand the effects of sedation on respiration
  • Review basic airway exam and identify at-risk patients
  • Thorough knowledge of monitoring in respiratory surveillance
  • Describe emergent situations in sedated situations and how to respond
  • Describe indications for utilization of airway equipment
  • Review basic techniques of ventilation using simulated experiences
  • Review basic techniques of intubation using simulated experiences




Florida licensed dentists without an anesthesia permit and who have completed a minimum of four hours of airway management training may perform dental treatment on a patient who has been sedated by an anesthesia permit holder in the office of the permit holder. For the full text.

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Nova Southeastern University Office of Dental Continuing Education Nova Southeastern University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual course or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hour by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

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