Safely administer effective parenteral (IV) and enteral (oral) minimal and moderate sedation in your office
“Learn Why Combining IV and Oral Sedation is Best of Both Worlds”
The New Convenient Approach
IV Sedation Certification typically requires two weeks of travel away from your family and practice as well as inconveniences such as hotel reservations, transportation, flight delays, missing luggage, and your team members' expenses.
What if you could learn at home, in a comfortable chair, with your favorite coffee or tea, and proceed at your pace?
Using a proprietary web-based curriculum, developed by DOCS Education, you can spend more time at your practice AND home.
The course is sponsored by Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, an ADA CODA-accredited dental school, making your certificate accepted anywhere in the US and Canada.
The web-based didactic portion of the course consists of four online modules, each containing short, educational, and entertaining videos and a precisely matched 351-page study guide and reference manual. This allows freedom to learn your way. Four online 2-way interactive video Office Hours with our practicing faculty keeps you on track and provides a perfect time to ask questions.
The web-based sessions and clinical experience also include advanced training in medical emergencies and airway management. Practicing on high fidelity patient simulators with a plentitude of emergency scenarios provides experience and mental-muscle-memory that earns the top professional rating for emergency preparedness. And, you will earn an American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support card.
Travel is only required for the clinical portion and can be planned far in advance. Tuition includes a staff member to attend the clinical session. Breakfast and lunch are provided in addition to a celebratory dinner on the last day.
“The Forever Permit®”
Dental regulations are rapidly changing, with more and more states prohibiting even veteran sedation dentists from providing their patients with moderate enteral sedation unless they have completed an accredited 60-hour IV course.
We’ve dubbed this course “The Forever Permit®” because, like Forever® postage stamps that shield consumers from future postal price increases, obtaining an IV sedation permit will provide you increased protection for the duration of your professional life against foreseeable regulatory restrictions on sedation.
We are proud to have collaborated with Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry to provide this dynamic curriculum, which takes a practical, team approach to effective minimal and moderate sedation utilizing both enteral and parenteral methods.
Our course includes 60 hours of online didactic instruction and 30 hours at the clinical session, plus the clinical session provides the minimum 20 live-patient experiences required by the ADA guidelines and most state dental boards. The course also covers ADA-recommended advanced airway management training and also qualifies for ACLS certification.
Upon completion of this innovative program, you’ll have the knowledge, clinical skills, and permit to properly select and safely administer effective parenteral (IV) and enteral (oral) minimal and moderate sedation in an outpatient dental setting.
What Makes This Course Unique in the Profession:
- Enormous out-of-pocket expense savings
- Earn 50 hours of didactic instruction on the web, which can be started immediately, and includes live one-on-one video conferences with DOCS Education’s practicing dentist faculty
- Only 4 days of onsite learning and practice, therefore limiting your time away from the office and family
- Learn from practicing clinicians, not academicians
- Sponsored by Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
- The only IV certification program that teaches protocols that combine oral and IV sedatives
- Clinical instruction offers at least 20 live patient experiences where you provide the treatment and administer the sedation
- Comes with both an electronic and hard copy 351-page manual and reference guide that precisely follows the lectures
- One team member’s tuition is included and earns them 30 hours of CE to ensure maximum safety and a smooth implementation of IV sedation systems in your office
- If you are a recent DOCS graduate, you may qualify for a discount
- Financing is available
All of our instructors are veteran educators and distinguished practitioners who are experts in their respective fields of dentistry, anesthesiology, emergency response, medicine, graduate education, and research.
- Discuss the prevention, recognition, and management of systemic complications of minimal and moderate sedation with particular attention to airway maintenance and support of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems
- How to safely and effectively administer minimal and moderate sedation to patients in a clinical setting
- Describe and demonstrate the techniques of intravenous access, intramuscular injection, and other parenteral techniques.
- Detail the pharmacology of the drug(s) selected for administration, and the precautions, indications, contraindications, and adverse reactions associated with them
- Thoroughly discuss patient evaluation, assessment, and selection through a detailed review of medical history taking, physical diagnosis, and psychological considerations
- Meets the current and anticipated ADA and state board standards required to provide moderate sedation in all 50 states
Financing available to qualified applicants. Six-months, interest-free or rates as low as 3.9% for longer terms.
IV Sedation Certification curriculum will cover the following topics:
- The sedation spectrum
- Mechanisms of orofacial pain and analgesia
- Psychological aspects of pain and anxiety
- Principles of pharmacology
- Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of conscious sedation medications used in dentistry
- Drug interactions
- Patient assessment
- Advanced airway maintenance & management
- IV sedation protocol
- Sedation blunders
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), including ACLS certification
- Advantages and disadvantages of minimal and moderate sedation
- Prevention, recognition, and management of complications from venipuncture and other parenteral techniques; oral sedation and other enteral techniques; and minimal and moderate sedation with particular attention to airway maintenance and support of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems
- Safely and effectively administer minimal and moderate sedation to patients in a clinical setting
- Abuse potential, occupational hazards, and other detrimental effects of the agents utilized to achieve minimal and moderate sedation
Techniques of intravenous access, intramuscular injection, and other parenteral techniques through demonstration
- Pharmacology of the drug(s) selected for administration, including the precautions, indications, contraindications, and adverse reactions associated with them
- Complications associated with techniques of minimal and moderate sedation
- Protocols for management of most commonly encountered emergencies in the dental office, and the drugs and equipment required for the prevention and management of them
- Principles of advanced cardiac life support and advanced airway management
- Demonstrate proficiency in managing emergency situations
- Historical, philosophical, and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain control
- Patient evaluation, assessment, and selection through a detailed review of medical history taking, physical diagnosis, and psychological considerations
DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and every dentist is required bring at least one staff member to the clinical course. States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit www.SedationRegulations.com to learn more.
In most dental offices team members play an essential role. It's imperative that they be knowledgeable about the process to better serve the patient and the dentist.
Many dental insurance carriers will pay for sedation. Again, there is wide variability in this area.
30 clinical live hands-on
(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)
2 - 012 Basic Science: Anatomy
4 - 016 Basic Science: Pharmacotherapeutics
2 - 018 Basic Science: Physiology
15 - 142 Electives: Emergency Training / CPR
2 - 153 Electives: Psychosocial anxiety & fear in dentistry
65 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management: Parenteral techniques
TOTAL: 90 hours (participation)