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Proven, safe and effective
Medicine and dentistry are always evolving. Our IV Recertification course will help you keep your skills on the cutting edge.
There are many advantages of attending the IV Recertification course, including the following:
- New science – Learn up-to-date science and protocols that you can immediately apply in your practice
- One-on-one instruction – Participate in one-on-one emergency training using SimMan®
- Critical safety training – Refresh your safety skills using high-fidelity patient simulators
- Real-life applications – Review IV case selection and protocols through real-life case studies
Refresh Your IV Sedation Dentistry Skills
IV sedation dentistry is a proven, safe and effective way to help patients—including those with high anxiety or those with physical responses including gagging or difficulty getting numb.
Course material includes a review of the science behind IV sedation along with a look at new protocols. Other key topics include the following:
- Patient selection and evaluation(118)
- Respiratory and cardiovascular anatomy and physiology(117)
- Nitrous oxide analgesia(77, 91, 114)
- Local anesthetic review(147)
- Patient monitoring
- Airway management(117)
- Emergency preparedness(102)
- Venipuncture and IV access
- Intravenous drug administration
- Medical and legal aspects of anesthesia administration
"Just do it—that's what I'd say to other dentists about signing up for this course—you'll gain the knowledge, confidence and teamwork to improve your practice and make your whole team feel great about helping your patients." – Dr. Craig Rubinoff
Sign up now, and stay up-to-date on the latest advances in IV sedation.
Students in the IV Recertification course gain valuable, targeted, clinically-relevant information that can quickly be put to use.
Course Objectives: Overview
- Expand the number of protocols in your arsenal to maximize treatment effectiveness
- Reduce risk for both your patients and your practice with hands-on airway management and emergency training
- Do away with guesswork by thoroughly exploring proper case selection, management and protocols using real-life case studies
- Refresh venipuncture skills utilizing practice model arms to start an IV line
- Reacquaint yourself with the most commonly used IV medications(84, 91, 161), and learn about new drugs on the market
- Discuss the pharmacology of anesthetic agents
- Study airway evaluation and management
- Review cardiac rhythm
- Learn the keys to proper patient selection(118)
- Get hands-on airway training
- Discuss pharmacology (continued)
- Learn the essentials of monitoring you patients
- Discover new and useful products
- Update your knowledge with the latest protocols
- Review and practice venipuncture
- Discuss sedation complications
- Review morbidity and mortality case examples(97, 118)
- Practice crisis skills in simulated emergencies
Dates: 05/17/2013 - 05/19/2013
Location: Washington DC
Closest Airport: Dulles International Airport
What to do in the city:
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Dates: 08/23/2013 - 08/25/2013
Closest Airport: Memphis International Airport
Hotel: The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
Cut-off date: Aug 2, 2013
Parking: Discounted for HOTEL GUESTS at $10/day
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"I brought some of the team with me, including two hygienists and our assistant manager—all of whom are extremely reluctant to try new things. I sat at lunch today listening with amazement as they told me what we need to do to implement this in our practice! Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I will be sending the rest of the team to this course!" - Karen Harriman, DDS
DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit www.SedationRegulations.com to learn more.
In most dental offices team members play an essential role. It's imperative that they be knowledgeable about the process to better serve the patient and the dentist.
Dr. Anthony S. Feck DMD
Dr. Anthony S. Feck graduated with high distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where he received numerous awards for scholastic excellence. Soon after his graduation in 1983, Dr. Feck was appointed Associate Professor of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry at his alma mater. He has been in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky since completing his education.
As an established clinician, mentor, author, educator, and speaker, Dr. Feck's passions include practice building, dental technology, pharmacology, and sedation dentistry. Seeking a way to treat the startling number of people with dental phobia, fear, and anxiety, Dr. Feck co-founded the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, now known as DOCS Education, with Dr. Michael Silverman in 1999. As the Dean of Faculty, he has played a major role in DOCS Education's growth as a leading provider of dental continuing education. Dr. Feck has also served as a consultant in the development of many new dental innovations.
An engaging international lecturer, Dr. Feck has been a featured speaker throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. His well-known teaching and lecturing style blends humor with contagious passion. He's presented at local and state dental associations, as well as the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and been a featured speaker at MasterPlan Alliance retreats. Furthermore, he helped develop the "Leadership Challenge," a series of courses designed to teach leadership principles to dentists.
Those who have met Dr. Feck know that his love of dentistry radiates through everything he does, from lecturing on oral sedation dentistry to teaching dentists how to better manage their practices. Dr. Feck resides in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife Rebecca and enjoys boating, reading, scuba-diving, and golfing.
Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Shu-Tung Fang is a world-renowned physician, educator, businessman, and speaker. Board certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Fang received his PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Illinois and his Doctorate of Medicine from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He also completed fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. At Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Fang served as Chief of the Walter Bauer Firm and Clinical Director of the Governing Board of the Medical Services Associates. He has been repeatedly honored as one of "America's Top Doctors" and "The Best Doctors of Boston."
While maintaining an active practice in internal medicine and nephrology in Boston, Dr. Fang also serves as a lead instructor at Harvard Medical School. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and chairs the Medical Internship Selection Committee at Massachusetts General Hospital which helps build relationships between medical students and the hospital.
As an active businessman, Dr. Fang's associations include: FerruMax, Protocare, Catalyst, Exit Strategy, Physician Dynamics, MEDAcorp, Biolink, Alphaport, Channel Three, LVI Global, and SpectraMed among many others.
Widely respected in the medical, dental, and academic communities, Dr. Fang is frequently a featured speaker at medical and dental conferences. He has authored several medical texts, teaching series, and reference manuals, including Oral Medicine Secrets and two editions of Principles and Practice of Oral Medicine. His co-authored interactive DVD from the EndoMagic Interactive Teaching Series, Antibiotics in Dentistry, has received significant acclaim. Other award-winning works include Ultimate Cheat Sheets: Practical Guide for the Dentist, The Ultimate Basic Drug Kit, and The Ultimate Advanced Drug Kit for Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, which was named Educational Product of the Year by Clinicians Report in 2007 and 2008. Dr. Fang also was named in the "Top 100 Clinicians in Continuing Education" by Dentistry Today in 2008.
As a faculty member of DOCS Education, Dr. Fang plays an integral role in bridging the gap between the dental and medical professions. He serves as an instructor for a variety of courses including Oral Sedation Dentistry, Sedation Solutions, Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, and IV Sedation Update: Continuing Certification.
John Bovia has 30 years of experience in emergency medical services dating back to his time in the U.S. military. He was one of the first paramedics to be licensed in the state of Michigan in the late seventies.
John is the co-founder of Life Support Services, Inc., and he has been recognized over the years as an outstanding instructor for the American Heart Association (AHA). He has trained over 200,000 health care providers including nurses, EMTs, physicians and dentists.
At this time, he instructs the ACLS course for DOCS Education. He also runs one of the largest training centers for the AHA, instructing health care providers and other trainers on the topic of resuscitation.
April Burus is an outstanding lecturer who brings many successful years of experience to team training. In addition to her solid background as a medical response team member and office manager, April is a seasoned professional with over 15 years in the dental industry.
April has spent the majority of the past decade working in her hometown of Lexington, KY, with Dr. Anthony Feck, Dean of Faculty for DOCS Education. She is an expert at working with both sedation patients and dental team members. Her hands-on, collaborative management style creates a comfortable, efficient working environment that benefits patients and co-workers alike.
As the Team Trainer for DOCS Education, April teaches course attendees the finely tuned communication skills necessary for success.
Many dental insurance carriers will pay for sedation. Again, there is wide variability in this area.
NO. A general anesthesia permit is required before you can say "sleep dentistry" in your advertising. An I.V. permit only authorizes you to administer conscious sedation or moderate sedation, depending in which state you practice. In those states, it would be proper to say "sedation dentistry" instead.
To learn more about DOCS Education's wide range of courses visit our Continuing Education section or www.SedationRegulations.com, which lists the latest regulatory developments. We particularly encourage membership in DOCS Education, which offers round-the-clock personal attention from the nation's leading legal authority on dental regulations.
All DOCS Education programs are AGD/PACE-approved courses.
DOCS Education consists of over 3,000 members committed to offering safe dentistry to all patients, including those suffering from anxiety. DOCS Education graduates have safely treated an estimated 2 million patients across the United States and Canada. Since it's estimated around 30 percent of people fear the dentist, many individuals remain to be helped. That's why DOCS Education frequently updates its courses and information.