Oral Sedation Certification

Easy, Affordable Oral Sedation Certification for General Dentists

Minimal and Moderate Oral Sedation Certification is available to KCSI doctors.



Dr. Koerner recommends that general dentists become proficient with minimal (oral) sedation. It allows dentists to perform easier, faster, less stressful, and more productive surgery with patients who are more relaxed, less prone to responding to pressure and minor pain, and will likely have amnesia following the procedure. When the dentist is properly trained to the standards set as recently as 2016, it is a safe and effective treatment modality which has its own separate CDT code and fee. Training to obtain credentialing for this service is now safer than it’s ever been, more accessible to general dentists, and at a more reasonable cost.

Koerner Center for Surgical Instruction is affiliated with a program developed by the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (ASDA) in direct collaboration with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The curriculum, based out of the Institute for the Management of Pain and Anxiety (IMPA) is spearheaded by dentist anesthesiologist, Dr. Kevin Croft, and provides our doctors with professional sedation training that is:

  • Designed to meet or exceed state minimal sedation (oral conscious sedation) permit requirements.
  • Taught by board-certified dentist anesthesiologists.
  • AGD/PACE CE credit
  • Can be taken as a combo surgery/sedation course.
  • Tuition and course hours for oral sedation training may be applied towards future IV sedation training.

The program has two components. Component One is 36 hours of online self-study instruction (and assessments). Component Two involves sedating and treating patients in your own office under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor or in combination with one of our surgical courses in Nicaragua. There is a total of 44 hours in this two-part program.

The cost of Component One is $1750.
The cost of Component Two is $950. WAIVED if done concurrent with KCSI’s 3-day patient-treatment course (Continuum 3) in Nicaragua. 

  • Please contact the IMPA to register for Component Two.

About Kevin Croft, DDS

Kevin Croft is a diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology (ADBA) and is a specialist in dental anesthesiology.

After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Utah Dr. Croft earned his DDS at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and completed a hospital-based, CODA-accredited, residency in dental anesthesiology at the Stony Brook University Medical Center. 

Dr. Croft has become an internationally renowned lecturer and is known for his innovative approach to continuing eduction coursework in IV sedation, oral sedation, minimal sedation, moderate sedation-previously referred to as conscious sedation, local anesthesia, medical emergencies and much more. He is on faculty at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine and maintains privileges at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. He is also an entrepreneur, ultra-runner, husband and father.


Institute for the Management of Pain and Anxiety

Dec 2017 – Present

Dentist Anesthesiologist, Owner


Jul 2012 – Present

President, Course Director


Jul 2012 – Present