Advanced airway management training

Unique one-on-one, hands on training

Deepen your understanding of vital signs

Emergency training that makes sense



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What you do not know could be dangerous. Test your mastery of sedation, anesthesia and airway management.

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How To Save A Life

There is nothing more life altering than having a sedated patient who develops complications that can lead to a serious problem.

That is the focus of our courses.  Alpha Anesthesia Seminars can provide the experience of these techniques first hand, in a didactic scenario and real clinical cases.  AA is one of the only hands on advanced training programs for dental anesthesia training in the world!

Call us today (818) 208-0649 or register for a course online.

About the Alpha

In addition to 33 years of practicing general dentistry, Dr. Gottschalk has also been clinical faculty at the USC School of Dentistry.  He has written journal articles, lectured nationally on anesthesia, and contributed chapters to anesthesia textbooks.
Dr. Gottschalk teaches as well as practices. You will be learning from a mentor who has trained over 200 doctors and staff since 2010. He feels that is much better to learn from experience rather than theory.

Who should take this course?

Anybody doing moderate sedation will be exposed to procedures that they may never utilize in their practice of sedation, but by doing them, you will be so confident in administering sedation that your comfort level will be elevated because you will truly understand the the full spectrum of anesthesia. Virtually every technological profession requires continuing education to advance skills and maintain proficiency. The courses at Alpha Anesthesia Seminars are designed to do just that. Even practicing anesthesiologists need to be exposed to, and educated in the latest equipment, delivery systems, and medications. We will place doctors of all levels of training in a comfortable learning environment to elevate their level of care.

Advanced Anesthesia Training

Our programs are specifically beneficial for both oral surgeons and general practitioners who provide IV sedation.  However, many periodontists and endodontists have also benefited from these courses.

The goal for us is to give you the BEST anesthesia training you have ever had and send you back to your office with a confidence level that you did not even know existed.  That is why we are called Alpha Anesthesia because we want you to be the top anesthesia provider in your market.  Do not just take our word for it; listen to these guys who already took our course.

Anesthesia Training For Your Dental Staff

We encourage you to bring the whole team. Not only do you have to learn the best techniques for sedating your patients, but you need a team that knows your every move, before you make it. Your assistants can make a difference in almost every case because they will see changes in the monitor before you will! Conversely, they can also really mess things up if they don’t know what they are doing.

It is so important that when providing advanced anesthesia to your patients that you work with your the team to provide the best results. Call us today and find out more about our advanced programs (818) 208-0649 or register for a course online!


Already Have Enough Anesthesia Training?

Do you feel like you have sedation under control?  Are you ready for any incident that could potentially happen in your office? There are a lot of doctors that we have trained here at Alpha Anesthesia that felt like they already had it down and some of them really did know their stuff. However, more times than not, we find that doctors providing sedation in their offices do not have a good understanding of managing an airway and are actually putting most of their patients at risk! If you think you have what it takes, click here for a pop quiz, and find out if you have what it takes to be the alpha.

3 Things We Know We Can Help You Improve On

  • We will teach you the very best techniques for managing an airway and how to recognize and avoid major problems during sedation and anesthesia.
  • You will learn how to use a C02 absorber as well as ways that you can minimize your equipment and maximize your performance!
  • You will understand which drugs to use, how to combine drugs, and how to efficiently sedate even the toughest patients. You will also learn when to stop a case or not do it in the first place.
Dr. Stan Malamed

I am a dentist anesthesiologist who has had the good fortune to be able to work alongside Dr. Bill Gottschalk for more than 25 years teaching intravenous moderate sedation courses. I have seen Bill working in both the clinical and didactic environments during these intensive programs and I will say in all honesty that Dr. Gottschalk is a master at what he does. If you have an opportunity to enroll in one of his advanced IV sedation programs, I would encourage you to do so. The clinical experience alone is invaluable.

Dr. Stan Malamed / Author of Sedation - A Guide to Patient Management

Solomon Poyourow, D.D.S., M.D., M.P.H.

I was drawn to Bill’s course because I could tell he is a dedicated teacher and lifelong learner. He gets the latest gadgets and is always up to date on pharmaceuticals both new and old. Even though he has been in practice for over 30 years he stays on the cutting edge of his specialty. That level of excitement is contagious.

Solomon Poyourow, D.D.S., M.D., M.P.H. / Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 David Backus, R.Ph., DDS

If you are interested in a truly challenging, “eye opening”, opportunity to learn from exceptional Doctors sharing a variety of advanced anesthesia techniques, this course is for you! It changed the manner in which I practice IV sedation in my office.  The knowledge and experience gained is by far an exceptional value and exceeded my expectations!

David Backus, R.Ph., DDS Great Lakes Anesthesia for Dentistry

John Vondrell, M.D.

I am a physician anesthesiologist and member of the ASA and ADSA. I wish to compliment you on your excellent Intro to Capnography video. I consider it one of the best of its kind in explaining the value of ETCO2 measurements in sedated patients.

John Vondrell, M.D./ Anesthesiologist

Kenneth Polke, DDS

Albert Einstein once said, “the sign of a true genius is the ability to make the complex simple.” That is what Bill did for me. He takes the complex and allows you to use that information first thing on Monday morning. Right from the start, he makes it apparent that you don’t know what you don’t know, but he gives you and your staff the confidence to rise above the rest.

Kenneth Polke, DDS / American Dental Excellence

Adam Jensen, DMD

The hands on advanced sedation training with Dr. Gottschalk was well worth it. It gave me a greater understanding of the range of effects of the drugs we use every day, and the confidence to successfully use the ones we hopefully never have to. We go way past moderate sedation into full GA with him, so we are more able recognize if we were to go past moderate on our own, and how to manage it if we do. I learned things from simple techniques to smooth out sedations with less drugs, to painless IV placement. I really valued the one on one, hands on approach. And the fact that we could see our own patients in our own office, with our own equipment was invaluable. I recommend this course to anyone that offers IV sedation in their practice.

Adam Jensen, DMD / Midtown Dental Center

Blair Tudor, DMD

If you are looking for a comprehensive approach to dental anesthesia, this is the course to take! Dr. Bill Gottschalk’s combination of didactic and hands-on approach truly allows the sedation dentist to further advance their skills through real-time experience. The training I received has definitely changed the nature in which I practice IV sedation. I highly recommend this course.

Blair Tudor, DMD / Anchorage, AK
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