Course Description:

NEWS: DOCS Education has created an Interactive (((Live))) Streaming program for Adult Oral Sedation Dentistry to take place October 2-3. Learn how to effortlessly integrate Oral Sedation Dentistry into your practice from the safety and comfort of your home.


The Adult Oral Sedation Dentistry course—our most popular program—will help you to integrate sedation into your practice. This comprehensive 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. DOCS Education's Medical Director, Dr. Leslie Fang, MD, known as the "Dental Dr. Fauci," will also be delivering the latest information on treating patients in the time of the novel Coronavirus. 

Interactive ((( Live ))) Streaming courses are held Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central time. Live event 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

Benefits

  • 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
  • Learn a dental response to COVID-19 presented by Dr. Leslie Fang

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*

 

Oral Sedation
Precourse Agenda

  • Sedation Voyage
  • Sedation Psyche
  • What to say, What not to say
  • Record Keeping and Documentation
  • Local Anesthetics
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Reversal
  • Sedation Systems

Oral Sedation
Day One

  • Introduction
  • Science of Sedation
  • Airway Maintenance and Management
  • Monitoring
  • Single Dose Sedation Protocols

Oral Sedation
Day Two

  • Incremental Sedation
  • Nicotine
  • Top Dose
  • Sedation as a Business Model
  • The Final Word on Joint Premed
  • Drug-Drug Interactions
  • Antibiotic UCS Update
  • A Dental Response to COVID-19

* Example schedule

Technical Requirements: A desktop or laptop computer with audio and video capabilities linked to a high-speed Internet connection to view the presentations.  A mobile device to access the interactive event polling technology.

 

Day One
(Doctor & Team All Day)

AM

  • Introduction 
  • Science of Sedation

PM

  • Airway Maintenance
  • Airway Management
  • Monitoring
  • Pharmacology

Day Two
(Doctor All Day & Team Breakouts)

AM

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

PM

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

Day Three
(Doctor All Day & Team Breakouts)

AM

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

PM

  • 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

DOCS Adult OSDOSD Faculty

Upon completion of a competency course in enteral sedation, the dentist must be able to:

  1. Describe the basic components of inhalation sedation equipment and their function.  

  2. List and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral sedation.  

  3. List and discuss the indications and contraindications for the use of enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral sedation.  

  4. List the complications associated with enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral sedation.  

  5. Discuss the prevention, recognition and management of these complications.  

  6. Observe the administration of enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral sedation to patients in a clinical setting in a safe and effective manner.  

  7. Discuss the abuse potential, occupational hazards and other effects of enteral and inhalation agents.  

  8. Discuss the pharmacology of the enteral and inhalation drugs selected for administration.  

  9. Discuss the precautions, contraindications and adverse reactions associated with the enteral and inhalation drugs selected.  

  10. Describe a protocol for management of emergencies in the dental office and list and discuss the emergency drugs and equipment required for management of life-threatening situations.  

  11. Demonstrate the ability to manage life-threatening emergency situations. 

  12. Discuss the pharmacological effects of combined drug therapy, their implications and their management. Nitrous oxide/oxygen when used in combination with sedative agent(s) may produce minimal, moderate, deep sedation or general anesthesia.  

  13. Understand historical, philosophical and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain control.  

  14. Have knowledge in patient evaluation and selection through review of medical history taking, physical diagnosis and psychological profiling.  

  15. Understand the definitions and descriptions of physiological and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain.  

  16. Describe of the stages of drug-induced central nervous system depression through all levels of consciousness and unconsciousness, with special emphasis on the distinction between the conscious and the unconscious state.  

  17. Have reviewed of adult respiratory and circulatory physiology and related anatomy.  

  18. Be knowledgeable in the pharmacology of agents used in enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral sedation, including drug interactions and incompatibilities.  

  19. Know the Indications and contraindications for use of enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral sedation.  

  20. Have reviewed of dental procedures possible under enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral sedation.  

  21. Observe patient monitoring using observation, monitoring equipment, with particular attention to vital signs and reflexes related to consciousness.  

  22. Maintaining proper records with accurate chart entries recording medical history, physical examination, informed consent, time-oriented anesthesia record, including the names of all drugs administered including local anesthetics, doses, and monitored physiological parameters.  

  23. Understand prevention, recognition and management of complications and life-threatening situations.  

  24. Understand the administration of local anesthesia in conjunction with enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral sedation techniques.  

  25. Describe the use of inhalation sedation equipment.  

  26. Understand the potential health hazards of trace anesthetics and proposed techniques for limiting occupational exposure.  

  27. Discuss abuse potential. 

(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:  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 hours:  25 hours 

Faculty

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

Locations

Streaming
October 02-03, 2020
La Jolla, CA
La Jolla, CA
CA
March 12-14, 2021
 

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 www.SedationRegulations.com. 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.