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.


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

Your sedation dentistry education doesn't simply end after attending one course. DOCS Education's Oral Sedation Recertification course is the best way to keep your skills fresh – and fulfill CE requirements. Updating your skills and protocols ensures that you are providing your patients with the most advanced, comprehensive care available. That's why DOCS Education recommends that all dentists participate in recertification courses at least once every two years.

Your sedation dentistry education doesn't simply end after attending one course. DOCS Education's 3-day refresher course is the best way to keep your skills current. Learn about the newest studies, research and updates on previously taught protocols. Maintaining your skills through continuing education helps ensure that you can continue to provide your patients with the most up-to-date, comprehensive care available.

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.


  • 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

Information evolves, as do protocols, pharmaceuticals and best practices, which are critical to providing safe and effective sedation for children. Recertify to stay compliant or just refresh your understanding of the latest developments in pediatric sedation dentistry. Course highlights include effective use of the Broselow® Pediatric Emergency Tape to quickly determine the right medication doses for children. Note: This course curriculum meets the requirements for permit renewal in most states.

Enteral Sedation at NYU
Designed for New York Dentists

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

Nothing is more important to your practice than making sure you and your team are ready for a medical emergency with the most up-to-date information. New advances happen every day in this field and it is critical to keep your response skills on the cutting edge. This dynamic 1-day course is designed for dental offices; you will learn from top industry professionals about important new advances in emergency care research and clinical practices to maintain the skills and protocols taught in DALS®.

When practicing sedation dentistry, advanced airway management is a critical skill to keep you and your patients safe. In this one-day course, through repetitive hands-on training, you will become proficient at applying different techniques for airway management and resuscitation.

Oregon Health & Science University and DOCS Education have partnered to offer this IV Sedation Certification course. This dynamic program provides clinicians with the knowledge and clinical skills to properly select and safely administer effective intravenous minimal and moderate conscious sedation in an outpatient dental setting. This course includes 60 hours of didactic instruction and clinical instruction with at least 20 patient experiences; it also satisfies U.S. and Canadian requirements for IV sedation.


  • Learn to safely and effectively administer minimal and moderate IV sedation
  • Master patient evaluation, assessment and selection
  • Understand the pharmacology of sedation medications
  • Recognize and manage medical emergencies associated with sedation
  • Demonstrate parenteral and enteral techniques

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.


  • 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

This course is specifically designed for New Jersey dentists. It meets the renewal requirements for the IV (PCS) permit by the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry. In-person and online classroom components provide a nuanced and comprehensive education. Learn about the science behind IV sedation, while receiving one-on-one instruction, critical safety training and more with this custom-tailored curriculum.