1700 6th Ave N

Bessemer, AL, 35020


Intravenous Sedation Training

As clinicians develop in their implant practice, many realize that patient comfort (and case acceptance!) can increase with moderate sedation. This is a safe and effective way to relax patients and to offer treatment to the thousands of people who avoid dental care due to anxiety. Not only will course delegates use sedation for implant cases, but also for general dentistry and large restorative treatment plans in your practice. To facilitate the learning experience and limit time out of your office, the IV sedation training can be paired with CIRP as an educational package.

The IV sedation program consists of 60 hours (a general state requirement) of didactic training, followed by at least 20 sedation experiences. Unlike some training sites where delegates "share" a sedation patient, we expect our delegates to perform 20 individual sedations. Also, we use only medications which are available to general dentists to use. Why train in deep sedation if you will be practicing moderate sedation? Finally, it is important that you learn to do the dentistry while sedating your patients. This is also part of the clinical experience we offer.


Meet Our Doctors

Michael McCracken, DDS, Ph.D 

Dr. McCracken currently serves as a Professor at The University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He received his dental degree from The University of North Carolina and completed a prosthodontic residency at The University of Alabama Birmingham. Also, he earned a Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering for research related to growth factors and healing of implants in compromised hosts. His past roles with the University include serving as Director of Pre- Doctoral Implant Education, Director of Graduate Prosthodontics and Director of the UAB Implant Training Program. Dr. McCracken lectures Nationally and Internationally on topics relating to implant dentistry and the restoration of complex dental patients. He is known for his ability to explain difficult concepts in a practical way, and for a realistic approach toward continuing education. He lectures in an entertaining and relaxed manner, and makes the topics useful and real. 

Guy Rosenstiel, DMD, MAGD

Dr. Guy Rosenstiel is a graduate of the UAB School of Dentistry, and completed a residency in general dentistry at the Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Rosenstiel has a passion for continuing education. He has completed coursework in dental anesthesiology, dental implants, endodontics, and CAD/CAM restorations. He earned a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Rosenstiel has built a successful private practice with a strong emphasis on dental implants. He brings a wealth of practical experience with him to this course, including insight on how to implement dental implants into a private practice setting, and how to manage the business aspects of implant dentistry. He has served as President of the Alabama Academy of General Dentistry, and teaches part-time at the UAB School of Dentistry. Dr. Rosenstiel is active as a faculty member in the LMC sponsored AEGD program at the Foundry Dental Center, where he also teaches IV sedation.