Course Description:

The Adult Oral Sedation Dentistry course—our most popular program—will help you to integrate sedation into your practice. This comprehensive 3-day course delivers 25 CE credits and is taught by world-class faculty: Anthony S. Feck, DMD; Leslie Fang, MD, PhD; Dianne Benedictson, DDS; and Jerome Wellbrock, DMD, MAGD.

During this course, you will learn to safely and confidently integrate oral sedation into your dental services. The oral sedation protocols we teach cover sophisticated administration methodologies and proven pharmacological techniques.

Courses are held Friday through Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except Sunday, which ends at 1:00 p.m. plus 5 hours of online pre-course study). Traditional and new oral sedation protocols are taught by dentists who practice what they teach, and a board-certified internal medicine physician who teaches patient assessment and pharmacology.

Here are the key advantages you'll experience when you enroll in the oral sedation dentistry course:

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

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


  • 314-Page Training Manual covers safe, effective oral sedation protocols. The faculty created the manuals to be comprehensive, powerful tools that you can refer to as needed. This is not your typical book of slides.
  • Clinically Proven Traditional and New Oral Sedation Protocols that are safe and well-established.
  • Airway Management and Medical Emergency Simulations that exceed most sedation permit requirements.
  • Advanced Treatment Planning for neglected mouths and the economy of sedation are introduced.
  • Master Communication Do’s & Don’ts with a sedated patient are taught to you and your team.
  • Experience 20 Real Case Videos that cover common and challenging scenarios and their treatment plans

Curriculum Overview

  • Earn 25 CE credits (20 hours live + 5 hours pre-course study)
  • 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 (70, 86) with hands-on training
  • Techniques to enhance the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen in combination with oral sedation (92, 110)
  • How to readily increase and decrease the level of sedation (83, 87)
  • Video patient experiences of sedation protocols
  • Vital equipment for sedation dentistry

Complete ACLS during the same 3 days! Many states require Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for practices that provide oral 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.

Adult Oral Sedation Schedule*


Day One
(Doctor & Team All Day)


  • Introduction
  • Science of Sedation


  • Airway Maintenance
  • Airway Management
  • Monitoring
  • Pharmacology

Day Two
(Doctor All Day & Team Breakouts)


  • Patient Assessment
  • TEAM BREAKOUT: Patient Assessment & Consult
  • Traditional Single Dose Sedation Protocols
  • Regulatory Considerations


  • New Incremental Sedation Protocols
  • TEAM BREAKOUT: Marketing Methodologies
  • Nicotine
  • TOP Dose

Day Three
(Doctor All Day & Team Breakouts)


  • Airway Hands-on Training
  • TEAM BREAKOUT: Pre-Sedation Information Gathering
  • Sedation Systems
  • TEAM BREAKOUT: Sedation Workup
  • Pharmacology II


  • Case Examples

* Example schedule

Why Should I Bring My Team?

Bringing your team to a DOCS seminar is an investment in the healthy longevity of your sedation practice. When your team is fully engaged and on board with implementing sedation in your practice, success is virtually guaranteed.

What Are the Team Benefits?

IMPLEMENTATION BECOMES A BREEZE. Team members learn everything necessary to implement sedation dentistry firsthand, resulting in a seamless rollout of services once they return to the office.

CREATES AN EVEN HIGHER QUALITY OF CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS. Learning the sedation process from beginning to end empowers your team to be fully invested and confidently answer patient questions.

ENGENDERS TEAM OWNERSHIP AND PRIDE. Giving your team the tools they need to accomplish the tasks assigned to them creates a powerful sense of ownership.

STRENGTHENS COMPANY CULTURE AND FOSTERS TEAM BUILDING. Attending a seminar as a team nurtures collaborative team building, inspires shared excitement, and fortifies company culture.

LEARN FROM OTHER SEDATION OFFICES AND TEAMS. Interacting with their peers provides a unique opportunity for your team to learn directly from others with years of experience.

Additional Information

Hours Breakdown

Want information on your state regulations?
Call (855) 227-6505 to speak with a DOCS Course Advisor.

AGD Subject Codes

Hours AGD Code Definition
1.5 010 Basic Science: Anatomy
4 010 Basic Science: Pharmacotherapeutics
1 010 Basic Science: Physiology
1.5 142 Electives: Emergency Training / CPR
2 153 Electives: Psychosocial Anxiety & Fear in Dentistry
15 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management

TOTAL: 25 hours (lecture)

Course Registration Instructions

  1. At the top of the page, pick from the drop-down menu which location and dates you would like to attend the Adult Oral Sedation Course.
  2. Enter the number of doctor registrations and team-member registrations for that date (NOTE: GOLD Members are entitled to BOGO free tuition for team members) and click "Add to Cart."
  3. Upon checkout, you will need to log in to your existing account or create a new account, then click the "Check Out" button to finalize your registration.
  4. Once registration is completed, a confirmation email will be delivered to your inbox along with instructions on joining Whova, DOCS' official event app for updates.
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Dentists have consistently ranked DOCS Education seminars among the best training opportunities out there over our incredible 20-year history as the premier sedation training provider.

"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

“An amazing amount of material was covered, but it was easy to follow and I feel I was able to absorb it. Excellent course! I should have done this 10 years ago.”

—W. Eric Martin, DDS

Sign up now and join the 24,000+ DOCS-trained dentists who have already made oral sedation a successful part of their dental practice.

Adult Sedation

OSD Faculty


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


May 15-17, 2020
Atlanta, GA
August 21-23, 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.