Course Description:

This online course qualifies for 1.5 hour of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate once you have completed the program.


Discover latest updates on interventional cardiology and their applications to sedation dentistry, with eminent physician and educator, Dr. Leslie Fang. 

Explore options for managing simple and complex surgical procedures in particular patients, and how to treat people with specific ADA classifications.

Course Objectives:
Learn from Dr. Fang’s extensive, practical knowledge of cardiology and through case studies with interactive audience participation.



  • How and why do cardiovascular interventionists use stents to treat myocardial instability?
  • What are drug-eluting stents, and when are they preferable to bare metal stents?
  • Treating stent patients with Plavix and/or Aspirin: How long do we keep them on these drugs? How do we avoid double inhibition of platelets (anticoagulation) in cases of substantial bleeding?
  • Promoting optimal oral health: The link between oral pathology and elevated CRP and vascular inflammation; why it’s of particular concern in patients with myocardial infraction.

Congestive Heart Failure

  • Ejection fraction and myocardial function, from mild compromise to severe compromise. ASA classifications from class I (no limitation) to class IV (symptoms at rest).
  • Why we don’t give antibiotic prophylactics to people with pacemakers.
  • Which local anesthetic to use in case of Novocain allergy.
  • Pacemakers and Automated Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillators
  • How do you sedate patients with specific ASA conditions? When should you refer them?


  • How to sedate a patient with arrhythmia. Why is the ability to administer IV sedation so important?
  • How staying up-to-date with treatment nuances is helping more dentists treat medically complicated cases they would otherwise have referred.

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. 

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

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 1.5 CE credit.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

750 Special Patient Care (Dentistry for the medically compromised) - 1.5 hours

Total hours:  1.5 hours  

Original release date: 12/16/2019



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


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.