Sedation dentistry is one of the most useful tools at a dentist’s disposal. It safely and effectively removes the most prevalent obstacles to treating patients – fear and anxiety.
But the application of minimum and moderate oral sedation, and even in-office IV sedation, is only a means to an end. No patient comes to a dental practice in need of sedation. They come seeking relief from pain, as well as restoration, prevention, and maintenance of their oral health.
Sedation makes those outcomes possible.
DOCS Education is the global leader in the education of sedation dentists and the development of reliable protocols governing sedation’s everyday application. Our focus has always been on safety and patient satisfaction.
A Godsend for Patients
With those two imperatives front-and-center, DOCS Education is pleased to announce that it is now partnering with The Doctor Development Series (DDS) to expand our training offerings to include the best, proven methods of providing existing sedation patients with a range of treatment offerings, including dental implants, root canals, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, dentures, and even treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.
This new training program is a godsend for your patients who know and trust you as their primary dental care provider.
Rather than reflexively referring your patients to a dental specialist – one with whom they do not have an established relationship and one who may not be as knowledgeable as you about treating anxious patients – you’ll be able to handle a much wider variety of treatments yourself after completing the DOCS-DDS program.
The DOCS-DDS curriculum trains general dentists to provide their patients with uncomplicated endodontic and oral surgery care. DOCS-DDS also covers implants and dentures, cosmetic dentistry, pedodontics, and even patient management and marketing.
“I can testify, based on more than two decades of experience, that better-educated dentists make for more successful dentists on every scale: patient satisfaction, professional satisfaction, and financial satisfaction,” says Dr. Michael D. Silverman, founder and president of DOCS Education.
Excellent Source of Referrals
Dr. Marvin Berlin, co-founder and program director of The Doctor Development Series, reports that DDS graduates have a proven track record of growing their production 50% to 100% while enjoying each day more than ever. “Team members love the DDS methods, and patients will return time and again – becoming an excellent source of referrals,” he says.
The DOCS-DDS program consists of six sessions, meeting one weekend every other month for a year. The combined sessions total 100 hours of continuing education, which can be applied toward AGD Fellowship and Mastership.
Enrollment is now open for the first of the six 2018-2019 modules, to be held October 12-13th in Dallas. The two months between sessions provide doctors time to incorporate their new knowledge and apply it.
“The complete DOCS-DDS program – at $11,995 – costs less than the typical fee for one buildup and crown per month,” notes Dr. Berlin. “Importantly, our participants are taught how to be many times more productive, beginning with their very first class.”
“The bottom line,” Dr. Silverman adds, “is that with the DOCS-DDS program, everyone comes out on top: the patients – first and foremost; our program graduates; and their practices.”
The DOCS-DDS series serves sole practitioners, partners, and associate dentists. Attractive financing options are available to qualified applicants: six-months, interest-free or rates as low as 3.9% for longer terms.