Common Benzodiazepines

Tammy Smit, CRNA, Common Benzodiazepines
Speaker: Tammy Smit, CRNA
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
A thorough review of dental anesthetics and their reversals.
  • Released: 1/13/2020
  • Expiration Date: 1/13/2026
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 340.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $35 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

Sedation for dental treatments and procedures is on the rise, and is often expected by patients. Practitioners offering sedation often request additional information on commonly used pharmaceutical agents. The benzodiazepine class of medications is the most commonly used type of medication used for either oral or intravenous sedation. This course revisits the pharmacology of these prescribed sedatives, including midazolam, diazepam and triazolam.

Description of Speaker:
Tammy Smit, CRNA, completed undergraduate studies in biology and nursing at Southwestern Adventist University and Tarrant County College and completed her master’s in nurse anesthesia at Texas Wesleyan University. Smit is an American Heart Association instructor for resuscitation courses including Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Smit is an educator through public speaking, publications, continuing education and mobile app development. She is the president of American Dental Sedation and Texas CRNA Education. Email:

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
The author declares that in the past 12 months she has had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Envision Physician Services, Texas CRNA Education, and 1-2-2 Owner Finance.

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American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD Credit Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022. Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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