Course Description:


Learn about the course from instructor Dr. Leslie Fang himself by listening here:

Over two and a half million patients have already benefited from the training their dentists received from DOCS Education. Shouldn't your patients be next?

This popular class offers everything you need to integrate sedation into your practice. Here are the key advantages you'll experience when you enroll in the oral sedation dentistry course:

  • Implementing sedation — Acquire the knowledge and skills to sedate healthy adults while applying established safety standards and providing positive experiences for patient and practitioner
  • Expanding your knowledge — Gain current medical information and become a better clinician
  • Reaching a broader base — Learn to help the millions who fear dentistry by managing their pain and anxiety
  • Streamlining your practice — Reap the benefits of efficiency through coordinated team training

What You'll Learn

Oral Sedation Dentistry will cover two levels, nine protocols, team training and an overview of the science behind the skills. You'll leave with the confidence and resources necessary to immediately put oral conscious sedation to work on behalf of your patients and your practice.

This engaging 3-day oral sedation course offers a comprehensive look at the science of sedation, airway management(117), treatment planning, equipment, staff training and regulatory topics. You'll learn to identify which patients are good candidates for sedation and a range of protocols and safety provisions(83, 118).

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Dentists consistently rank DOCS Education seminars among the best training opportunities out there.

"As a doctor who has countless hours of CE, the thing that impressed me most was not that the information was communicated in a fun and professional way, but that it was effectively communicated in a fun and professional way."

- Chad Latino, DDS

Sign up now and join the thousands of dentists who have already made oral sedation a successful part of their dental practice.

Note: Complete five hours of CE online before you attend. We'll send you a link when you register.

Financing available to qualified applicants. Six-months, interest-free or rates as low as 3.9% for longer terms.

Complete ACLS in the same weekend!  Many states are beginning to require ACLS for practices that provide sedation.  You'll save time and money completing it with your Oral Sedation training and leave with additional confidence to handle emergencies as well as giving your patients another reason to choose you.  Learn more.

OSD Faculty

"I brought some of the team with me, including two hygienists and our assistant manager—all of whom are extremely reluctant to try new things. I sat at lunch today listening with amazement as they told me what we need to do to implement this in our practice! Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I will be sending the rest of the team to this course!"

- Karen Harriman, DDS

DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit to learn more.

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

Lecture/Scientific: 20 (20 Clinically-Oriented Patient Experiences)

010 (Basic Science: Anatomy) – 1.5 hour 

010 (Basic Science: Pharmacotherapeutics) – 2.5 hours 

010 (Basic Science:  Physiology) – 1 hour 

142 (Electives:  Medical Emergency Training / CPR) – 1.5 hours 

340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management) – 13.5 hours 


Lecture/Scientific: 5 (5 Online Lectures) 

010 (Basic Science: Pharmacotherapeutics) – 1.5 hours 

340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management) – 1.5 hour 

153 (Electives:  Psychosocial anxiety & fear in dentistry) – 2 hours


TOTAL: 25 hours

Course Details

Students in this 3-day sedation course gain valuable, targeted, clinically-relevant information that can quickly be put to use.

Course Objectives: Overview

  • Seven areas you must know to confidently deliver oral sedation dentistry
  • Ten crucial skills for communicating with a sedated patient
  • Five keys to airway management (7086) with hands-on training
  • Advanced treatment planning for neglected mouths
  • Techniques to enhance the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen in combination with oral sedation (92110)
  • How to readily increase and decrease the level of sedation (8387)
  • Video patient experiences of sedation protocols
  • Vital equipment for sedation dentistry—what you do and don't need to ready your practice

Day One

  • Serving the needs of patients with more than just Valium (145146)
  • Nine crucial safety provisions (8092) critical for both patient and practitioner
  • Five key airway management techniques
  • Methods to readily increase or decrease the level of sedation (8387)
  • Techniques to assess patient variability and ensure best drug choice (6669)
  • Interactive polling throughout the course to help you retain knowledge
  • Advanced treatment planning for neglected mouths
  • Procedures for assessing which patients are appropriate for sedation (101113)
  • How to use pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to select a drug that meets your individual patient's needs (97130)
  • What to look for, what to expect and how to adjust for the unusual

Day Two

  • Traditional single-dose and new incremental-dose protocols (80)
  • An innovative (and stress-free) approach to learning pharmacology including absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (11,161)
  • Clinical staff training focuses upon proper documentation and patient monitoring before, during and after a sedation appointment (72)
  • Four simple, yet mandatory, dismissal criteria to help you stop worrying and ensure your patient is safe (87143)

Day Three

  • How to achieve little or no postoperative discomfort for anxious patients
  • Methods to treat both common and challenging patients—you'll see 20 confidence-building case studies
  • Resources for maintaining up-to-date sedation information after the course
  • Vital equipment for sedation dentistry (as well as what you don't need) (118)
  • One essential monitoring instrument. See how easy it is to use—and how durable
  • Legal and regulatory topics
  • Ten crucial skills for communicating with a sedated patient

See scientific articles and research about sedation dentistry.

Incorporating sedation into your dental practice should not be taken lightly. It's an ongoing commitment by the doctor and staff to bring the safest and most effective care to their patients. By investing in your education, you're allowing yourself to provide a greater level and depth of care to your established patients, as well as opening the door to those normally too anxious or fearful to even book an appointment.

With nearly 30 percent of the population avoiding dentistry due to fear and anxiety, the return on investment in education, training and equipment is quickly realized in just a few new patients. A large portion of sedation patients require extensive restorative treatment, allowing the utilization of oral sedation dentistry to perform more complex and traditionally lengthy procedures in a shorter amount of time. To really maximize your potential as a general practitioner, DOCS Education recommends the following additional areas of training: endodontics, implants, removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, occlusion or periodontics. Practices that have followed this simple path of investment in continuing education have been able to open their doors to the overwhelming masses and, through them, have found the rewards to be extraordinary.


Dr. Anthony Feck
Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang
Jerome Wellbrock
Dr. Jerome Wellbrock
Dianne Bennedictson
Dr. Dianne Benedictson


February 21-23, 2020
May 15-17, 2020

How can I meet my state’s requirements?

To learn more about how DOCS Education’s full range of courses can satisfy your state’s regulatory requirements, visit This unique online resource is kept up-to-date with the latest in sedation legislation by DOCS Education’s fulltime regulatory counsel. Contact one of our course advisers with any questions or visit our course listings to see upcoming classes and locations.

DOCS Education courses carry the AGD PACE certification

DOCS Education is the nation’s premier provider of safe sedation and advanced dentistry education, having trained almost 24,000 dentists. Since 2000, our courses have been accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. We offer extensive CE opportunities, both in-person and online, that meet your needs.

What is DOCS Education?

DOCS Education is an exclusive community of professionals serving at the forefront of dentistry. We offer world-class courses on safe sedation and advanced dentistry, relying on instructors who are consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. We also are a supportive network of members who guide one another to be better, more confident, more successful dentists.