Courses



Learn to care for anxious and fearful patients using mild sedatives. This gateway course is one of our most popular; it provides the necessary training to administer oral conscious sedation to healthy adults. Sessions are taught by renowned faculty who are also practicing doctors — a Harvard Medical School professor and distinguished practicing dentists — and cover everything you need to know to integrate sedation into your practice. Class format consists of informative and engaging lectures and discussion.

Objectives:

  • Learn to assess healthy adult patients
  • Understand basic pharmacology
  • Grasp tenets of airway management
  • Review established protocols
  • Recognize and address common emergencies

Advances in sedation care make it a valuable and safe treatment option for pediatric patients. Course topics include the unique physiology and psychology of children; advanced pediatric airway management (APAM); how to communicate with parents; and practice management techniques. Team members who attend this course will receive customized training in a day-long team breakout session. The class is taught by several of the nation's leading pediatric dentists, and is comprised of lecture and discussion.

Objectives:

  • Learn to assess pediatric patients
  • Understand basic pharmacology
  • Review how to monitor equipment
  • Grasp tenets of advanced pediatric airway management
  • Recognize and address common emergencies

Learn how to administer oral conscious sedation to adult patients with complex medical problems. This course focuses on identifying ASA III patients (one of the fastest growing patient segments) and gaining critical patient assessment skills. Our remarkable educators, including a Harvard Medical School professor and prominent practicing dentists, will guide you through the latest clinical information using a combination of lectures, case studies and vivid protocols.

Objectives:

  • Review established protocols
  • Understand basic pharmacology
  • Learn patient assessment
  • Examine medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma and hepatitis
  • Recognize signs of emergency

This course is a dynamic New York State licensure-qualifying seminar; it is approved by the New York State Board of Dentistry and held at New York University. Enteral Sedation at NYU is comprised of informative and engaging lectures, demonstrations and clinical experiences that will help you safely and effectively integrate oral conscious sedation into your practice.

Participants observe the administration of oral conscious sedation to patients in a clinical setting through video experiences. Instruction on emergency drugs, airway management, nitrous oxide, pharmacology and patient selection are also included in the 3-day course.

Enteral Sedation at NYU Part One
Designed for New Jersey Dentists

Specifically designed for New Jersey dentists, this Enteral Sedation course is the first in a two-part series; it covers five proven enteral sedation protocols to give clinicians flexibility in successfully delivering sedation to healthy adults (ASA I and II). Part One takes place over 3 days and is comprised of informative and engaging lectures,demonstrations and clinical experiences. Participants also receive instruction in airway management to help ensure patient safety.

Taking both Parts One and Two meets the 40-hour didactic training requirement and is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry.

Enteral Sedation through NYU Part Two
Designed for New Jersey Dentists

The second course in a two-part series exclusively for New Jersey dentists, Enteral Sedation Part Two prepares dentists for providing care to the large number of patients with common chronic medical conditions. In this 2-day session, participants learn about issues critical in the selection and management of ASA III patients. Our remarkable educators — a Harvard Medical School professor and renowned practicing dentists — guide participants through the latest clinical information using a combination of lectures, case studies and protocols.

Taking both Parts One and Two meets the 40-hour didactic training requirement and is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry.

Do you need to renew your minimal sedation permit, or just want to get up to speed on the latest in minimal sedation skills and knowledge? DOCS Education's Minimal Sedation Recertification 1-day courses focus on either adult nitrous oxide or adult single-dose minimal sedation; each provides participants with cutting-edge training in safe and effective minimal sedation protocols. These courses are great opportunities for team member training too.

Learn the fundamentals of providing safe and comfortable dental care to adult patients using nitrous oxide with a single-dose sedative. Using single-dose sedation in conjunction with N2O offers greater benefits to anxious patients than using either one separately. In this 2-day course, DOCS Education will show you how to combine these two time-tested methods to better serve your patients.

Get up-to-date training on IV Sedation to renew your permit or learn more about providing this service at your practice. Participants will learn current, clinically-relevant minimal and moderate sedation skills and protocols that are specifically customized for dental care.

Objectives:

  • Learn fresh protocols and the science of new medications
  • Get hands-on, one-on-one emergency training using SimMan®
  • Sharpen venipuncture skills using practice model arms
  • Understand proper IV case selection and protocols through real-life studies

Learn how to handle medical emergencies with a hands-on ACLS course specifically designed for dental offices. In DALS, participants will gain the critical skills required to respond to respiratory failure, airway obstruction, cardiac problems and anaphylaxis. Classes are taught by instructors who are certified, trained and practicing emergency professionals. Using patient simulators, participants will get hands-on experience using equipment common to most dental offices to be able to manage real life emergency scenarios.

Objectives:

  • Review emergency drugs and equipment
  • Practice using AEDs and drills on patient simulators
  • Learn to apply dental equipment to MEGACODE emergencies
  • Grasp tenets of airway management
  • Create an emergency management plan