All You Need to Know About DOC’s 16th Annual Sedation Safety Week

Don't miss out on Sedation Safety Week! Stay tuned for an exclusive webinar and expert advice to enhance your sedation safety and patient care knowledge.

By Genni Burkhart, Incisor Editor

DOCS Education is hosting its 16th annual Sedation Safety Week from March 11th to March 15th, providing valuable insights and discussions on sedation safety and best practices in dentistry.

Aimed at engaging patients and dentists, Sedation Safety Week offers daily installments of expert knowledge and practical tips throughout the week.

Since its establishment in 2008, Sedation Safety Week has gained momentum and participation, serving as a vital resource for dentists to ensure patients' safe and successful sedation treatment.

Throughout the week, DOCS Education will shed light on various safety aspects, ranging from experienced advice from Dr. Anthony Feck to recently updated recommendations on sedating patients who are taking popular weight loss medications. SSW concludes with recognizing an outstanding dentist who exemplifies excellence in sedation dentistry practices as our Sedation Dentist of the Year.

DOCS Education works towards advancing safety measures and improving the quality of sedation care dentists provide to a diverse patient population. Take advantage of Sedation Safety Week and learn from experts who will help you stay up-to-date with the latest in safe dental sedation.

The 2024 Sedation Safety Week lineup includes:

  • Ensuring patient safety in sedation dentistry: 25 years & 25 tips from Dr. Feck. Join Dr. Anthony Feck for this special event focusing on 25 critical safety tips tailored for sedation dentists treating a diverse patient population. Even if you have a perfect record, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and increase your confidence level while benefitting from a quarter-century of sedation dentistry training. DOCS Members and Trial Members can earn 1.2 CE for attending this (free to all) webinar. Register here.
  • Practical knowledge for professionals and patients, learn about the recently updated DOCS faculty safe sedation recommendations on treating patients who are taking weight loss drugs, such as Ozempic® and Wegovy® (semaglutide).
  • Do you have sedation anxiety? By trusting 25 years of reliable expert training from DOCS education, dental professionals can safely and confidently incorporate sedation into their practice, benefiting themselves and their patients. Learn why safe sedation is a reliable tool that enhances patient comfort, facilitates successful procedures, and improves overall care.
  • Sedation dentists need to know if their patients are using cannabis. Why? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 48.2 million people in the United States used cannabis in 2019. Due to this, dental professionals should consider cannabis as a widely used substance for recreational and medicinal purposes and how it affects dental sedation procedures.
  • Dental patients are as diverse as the smiles they entrust to our care. They may have different needs, medical conditions, anxieties, and expectations, but they share a common goal - to achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.
  • An outstanding dentist who exemplifies excellence in sedation dentistry practices, Dr. Brad Bynum, DMD, is a highly trained and experienced dentist who specializes in sedation dentistry. His commitment to staying educated and informed on the latest advancements in sedation dentistry and his compassionate approach to patient care set him apart as DOCS Education’s 2024 Sedation Dentist of the Year.

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Author: With over 14 years as a published journalist, editor, and writer, Genni Burkhart's career has spanned politics, healthcare, law, business finance, technology, and news. She resides in Northern Colorado, where she works as the Editor in Chief of the Incisor at DOCS Education.

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