This course is a one-hour video lecture. You’ll earn one hour of CE credit upon completion.
Oral sedation offers hope to the anxious, fearful, and phobic patient. It’s safe for most patients and rewards provider dentists with a host of benefits. Consequently, the number of dentists offering minimal to moderate sedation services continues to rise.
However, despite the growth, many dentists are not confident in their abilities to administer oral sedation. The reason for the uncertainty? Information overwhelm. Dentists worry they’ll forget a step because sedation protocol, guidelines, and state laws are continuously changing.
In this course, Dr. Leslie Fang and Dr. Anthony Feck examine six oral sedation cases. The cases contain nuances, some of which are commonplace. Each case is followed by a summary question, and a discussion of the answer(s).
In this course students will learn:
The two conditions that necessitate reversing a patient
Why reversing a patient can be dangerous
What defines a “Category X” drug
How to avoid breaking a cardinal rule of oral conscious sedation
How to treat seizure-prone patients
The fundamental problem with rigid single-dose protocol
The primary purpose of a test sedation appointment
Why test sedation appointments should be kept short
What the “rule of eight” means for drug-drug interactions
How nitrous oxide administration differs between sedated and non-sedated patients
Why blocks are appropriate for use during sedation
… and more.
Scientific support and additional resources are available here.
Test your oral sedation knowledge against these real patient cases.
Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn one CE credit.
Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles.
This course requires previous attendance at Adult Oral Sedation Dentistry, Light Sedation: N2O and Oral Sedatives, Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, Master Series – Advanced Sedation, IV Sedation Certification or IV Sedation Recertification.
340 Anesthesia and Pain Management (Enteral techniques for conscious sedation — oral sedation)
Type of Credit: Lecture/Scientific
Total Credit Hours: 1 hour
DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.