Moderate Sedation Review and Medical Emergency Management


8:30AM - 3:30PM

Friday April 26, 2024


Presented by Dr. Soheil Khojasteh


Infinity Convention Centre

2901 Gibford Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 2L9


Course Outline
This course will review various topics related to oral moderate sedation in dentistry. We will review the sedation standards of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), patient assessment, patient monitoring, as well as the pharmacology of relevant medications used in sedation and dentistry. We will also outline the indications of sedation and anaesthesia in dentistry, cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, as well as medical emergency management in the dental office.
Learning Objectives

After attending this seminar, participants will have the knowledge to

  • Appreciate that sedation and anaesthesia is a continuum

  • Understand the RCDSO Standard of Practice in the “Use of Sedation and General Anaesthesia in the Dental Office.”

  • Be familiar with patient monitoring and patient assessment for moderate sedation

  • Appreciate basic cardiovascular and respiratory physiology 

  • Be familiar with sedative medications used in dentistry, in particular nitrous oxide and benzodiazepines

  • Be familiar with local anaesthetic pharmacology and safety

  • Manage medical emergencies in the dental office



Dr. Soheil Khojasteh obtained his Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University in 2010, and then he went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto in 2014. After dental school, Soheil enrolled in the dental anaesthesiology specialty program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry.


Soheil is a specialist in dental anaesthesia and a diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anaesthesia. He is the immediate past President of the Ontario Dental Society of Anaesthesiology, and the current Vice President of the Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesiologists. He is a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, in the Department of Anaesthesia, and he has presented to his colleagues in anaesthesia and dentistry at numerous conferences. Soheil currently practices the Procedural Team Anaesthesia model, in which he provides comprehensive dental treatment to his patients under general anesthesia and deep sedation. 


When he is not in the office, Soheil most enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Monica Pulec, and their two sons, Kian and Noah. His favourite activities include cooking for his family, reading with his children, and cycling the beautiful roads of Ontario.



Requests for refunds will be accepted until Friday, April 19, 2024 after which no refunds will be issued. 


Moderate Sedation Review and Medical Emergency Management

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  • April 26, 2024
  • Infinity Convention Centre
    2901 Gibford Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1V 2L9