Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

We do not have a plan in place to extend outside of Texas yet. We will continue to evaluate our proritities against our priorities to ensure we can proviide a comprehensive offering.

For now, all payment is done through the website using most major credit cards. If you have a group you would like us to teach, we can arrange payment through invoice. Please emaiil us at

To request a refund for our CE course, please adhere to the following guidelines (see refund policy here):

* Refunds are eligible within 30 days from the date of purchase.
* Corporations that have accessed or completed more than 50% of the course content are not eligible for a refund.
* Individuals can claim a refund if they have not accessed or completed more than 25% of the course within the 30-day period.
* All refund requests must be sent via email with the registrant's name, date of purchase, and reason for the request.
* Refunds, if approved, will be processed within 10 business days using the original payment method.

Note: We reserve the right to decline refund requests not meeting these criteria or deemed fraudulent.


Yes, you will receive a PDF certificate that will list your name, the course you completed, completion verification, date of completion, and where you took the course.

Yes. Once you register, you will create a profile. Your profile will contain your progress, courses taken and completed, and an archiive of your certificates.

Yes. Please email us at to learn more about the discounts we offer.

If you have paid in full but have not taken the course, we will refund your payment. Once you've initiated any part of the course, we will not be able to offer any refund full or partial.

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Yes. SAE courses follow the criteria and requirements to reach the level of technical depth as required by PACE. More information about PACE can be found here.

Yes. SAE follows strict compliance to including the requirements of the TSBDE in our courses. We spend a lot of time in our course building to ensure we are up to date to the latest information.

Yes. We adhere to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners requirements for related courses.

Yes. You will have the option as you sign up for your courses to be reminded. Look for the prompt as you register for our courses.

Texas State Board of Dental Examiner Questions

For dentists with a Level 1 sedation permit, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) requires 6 CE hours focused on minimal sedation every two years. For those holding a Level 2 sedation permit, 8 CE hours on moderate sedation are necessary. These CE hours must cover the administration of sedation and medical emergencies associated with the level of sedation permitted. Our courses for Level 1 and Level 2 sedation permit renewal meet these requirements, ensuring you stay compliant with TSBDE standards.

Sedation permits in Texas must be renewed every two years, concurrently with the dental license renewal. The renewal process confirms the dentist's eligibility to continue practicing sedation dentistry under TSBDE regulations. Our renewal courses for Level 1 and Level 2 pediatric sedation are specifically designed to fulfill the TSBDE's continuing education requirements, simplifying the renewal process for you.

Yes, dentists with any level of sedation permit, including Level 1 and Level 2, are required to pass the TSBDE's online jurisprudence examination on Anesthesia and Sedation (Chapter 110) once every five years. This examination ensures that permit holders are up-to-date with the latest anesthesia and sedation guidelines and practices.

For Level 1 Minimal Sedation permit renewal, dentists must maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Level 2 Moderate Sedation permit holders need both BLS and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications, with Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required for those treating children under 13. Our renewal courses incorporate these emergency management training requirements, providing comprehensive education that aligns with TSBDE regulations.

Sedation and Anesthesia Education of Texas (SAE) closely monitors TSBDE regulations and updates our curriculum accordingly to ensure our courses meet or exceed the state board's standards for sedation permit renewal. Our courses are designed by experienced dental anesthesia professionals, focusing on practical application, patient safety, and regulatory compliance. By choosing SAE for your CE needs, you're ensuring that your sedation practice remains compliant and up-to-date with Texas regulations.

Sedation and Anesthesia Education of Texas (SAE) is proud to be a PACE-certified provider, a designation that underscores our commitment to delivering continuing education of the highest quality. This certification means our courses are rigorously evaluated against strict standards for educational quality and effectiveness, ensuring they meet national criteria for excellence in dental continuing education.

For dentists seeking Level 1 and Level 2 sedation permit renewal, our PACE certification offers several key benefits:

* Assurance of Quality: You can be confident that our courses are designed and delivered to meet the comprehensive needs of dental professionals, focusing on both the science and the practical application of sedation techniques.
* Regulatory Compliance: Our curriculum is continuously updated to align with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) requirements, ensuring that our courses not only fulfill CE credit requirements but also enhance your knowledge and skills in line with current best practices.
* Recognition: Credits earned through our PACE-certified courses are widely recognized and respected, both within Texas and by dental boards across the United States, facilitating the maintenance and enhancement of your professional credentials.

Choosing SAE for your sedation permit renewal courses means investing in your professional development with a trusted partner committed to excellence in dental continuing education.