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Minimal Conscious Sedation

About this Seminar

This hands-on course where, upon successful completion of the course, participants could offer conscious sedation to their patients. The 2 modalities that would be taught are nitrous oxide & oxygen, and oral sedation using benzodiazepines. Successful participants could use one or the other modality for their patients where safe and appropriate.

Learning Objectives

  • Spectrum of pain, anxiety and anaesthesia
  • Standard of Practice 
  • Pharmacology of nitrous oxide and oral sedatives 
  • Respiratory and cardiovascular physiology 
  • Patient evaluation and patient selection 
  • Sedation-related medical emergencies 
  • Patient monitoring
  • Armamentarium 

There will be an opportunity for all participants to administer and to receive nitrous oxide.


Dr. Kabir Virdi

DDS, FRCD(C), Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Craig Humber

About Dr. Kabir Virdi

DDS, FRCD(C), Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Virdi received his DMD from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003. He practiced with the Canadian Forces Dental Corps from 2003 - 2006, as the Dental Officer stationed in Ottawa at National Defence Headquarters. From 2006 - 2010, Dr. Virdi completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical residency at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. Currently, Dr. Virdi is in private practice in Saskatoon with Saskatoon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, as well as Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Dentistry.

About Dr. Craig Humber

Dr. Craig Humber was born and raised in central Ontario. He initially attended the University of Guelph where he graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemistry. He then attended the University of Saskatchewan where he graduated with his D.M.D in 2004. He completed a general practice residency (GPR) at the University of British Columbia in 2005. He subsequently graduated from the University of Toronto with an M.Sc. and a specialty certification in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2009.

Dr. Humber entered full-time private practice at Saskatoon Oral Surgery in 2009. Although he enjoys practicing all aspects of oral surgery, Dr. Humber’s main surgical interests are in implant dentistry, orthognathic surgery and secondary cleft palate surgery. Dr. Humber is proudly part of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team for central and northern Saskatchewan.


Non-Sk Dentist Cost $600.00
Dentist Cost $600.00
  • Location UofS - College of Dentistry - Room 334 & Dental Clinic for hands-on portion (105 Wiggins Road)
  • Date 2019 January 20
  • Start time 8:30 am
  • End time 4:00 pm
  • Credit hours 6
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