Course Description:

This online course qualifies for .75 hours of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate upon completion.

Learn the protocols for anticoagulant therapies in sedation dentistry patients, as well as the new drugs on the market. Presented by DOCS Education and eminent physician and educator, Dr. Leslie Fang, MD, PhD, this highly educational course is a segment of the Master Series: Advanced Sedation and discusses specific case studies plus multiple-choice polls of previous attendees.

Course Objectives:

Anticoagulant drug therapies (blood thinners) are prescribed for a variety of conditions in ASA III+ patients. Dr. Fang will discuss the commonly known coumadin, plus introduce the new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and what to expect before treating these patients in your sedation dental practice.
Learn about coumadin concerns and its original commercial purpose.

  • Understand the INR indicators for anticoagulant patients.
  • Get to know the four NOACs on the market, including Pradaxa and Xarelto.
  • Compare the efficacy of the NOACs with coumadin.
  • Learn about the reversal agents for the new anticoagulants. 

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

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. 

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn .75 CE credit.

You can download this course and watch it anywhere using the DOCS APP. Get it on Google Play or the Apple Store.

750 Special Patient Care (Dentistry for the medically compromised) – .75 hour

DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.




Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang

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