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IV Sedation Certification Course

On October 11-14 and November 8-11, 2012, Michael E. Mermigas, BS Pharm, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Continuing Dental Education program, lead instructor, Dr. C. Richard Bennett, DMD, Ph.D. and team members delivered stimulating lectures and hands-on experience simulations with the SimManTM to dentists from six states, as far away as Texas. This course fulfills the requirements for dentists to apply for and receive a state permit that allows them to provide this service in their dental practice, and also, ACLS/BLS certification was provided to those who required it.

"To date, we have trained over 130 dentists to offer IV sedation to their patients. As a result of their experience at Duquesne, they can better medically evaluate their patients, increase access to care, and elevate their overall health."...Dr. Michael E. Mermigas

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.