Course Description:

IV Sedation Certification

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Gain the knowledge, confidence, and skills to perform IV sedation in your practice.

During this course, you will:

  • Learn how to gain IV access to provide sedation
  • Get live hands-on patient training
  • Sedate patients under the direct supervision and guidance of our experienced faculty
Upcoming Clinical Training Dates:
January 20-23 Full
February 24-27   1 Seats Left
March 24-27 3 Seats Left
April 14-17 6 Seats Left
LOCATION: Lexington, KY
Watch how IV Sedation Dentistry can propel your practice to incredible levels of patient care:

Dr. Feck, Wilson and Combs and their amazing team helped all the students from Day 1 to get organized, learn the techniques involved with IV Sedation and then guided us as we hit the ground running to see 20 patients in 3 days and successfully perform IV Sedation Dentistry on them.

The heroes were also Kimberly, who helped sign me up, Lindsay, who helped organize the didactic portion of the course, and the Assistants and Dr. Wilson’s kids who helped turn the rooms around so the Doctors could meet the requirements.

Dr. Feck and his team screened the patients such that the treatment plans were accurate and all the necessary instruments and x-rays were ready for us to perform treatment once sedation was successfully achieved.  The patients were also indeed special people to allow us to work on them.

This course will be one of the most memorable continuing education I have ever had and I am very grateful to the Doctors and team members of Dental Wellness of Lexington and DOCS Education.

Abbas Haider, DDS
Atlanta, GA

Why choose IV Sedation?

Did you know that learning and incorporating IV sedation into your practice is one of the most pivotal decisions you could make?

IV sedation dentistry is a critical service that can:

  • Propel your practice to incredible levels of patient care,
  • Increase productivity, and
  • Elevate your position as a top healthcare provider in your community.

And now with the aid of remote learning technology, that was unheard of just a few years ago, the journey to IV certification is convenient and affordable.

With the DOCS Education program, you won't have to forgo seeing patients in your practice during the majority of your training.

In this unique program, you'll complete 90 hours of training, including:

  • 60 hours of didactic study and
  • 20 live patient experiences

You'll both sedate and provide dentistry to patients with your own assistant and our faculty by your side.

Our course is the only IV certification program in the nation that teaches proven and safe protocols that combine oral and IV sedatives.

Learning IV sedation with DOCS Education raises the bar in providing excellence in care—whether you are a seasoned sedation practitioner looking to ensure your continued qualifications or new to sedation dentistry.

Instructor, Dr. Anthony Feck

 

Advanced Home Study

For your convenience, you'll complete the majority of your didactic training from the comfort of your home or office with an advanced home-study curriculum.

In addition to the 20 patient experiences, the clinical session includes:

  • Advanced training in medical emergencies,
  • Airway management, and
  • Practicing on high-fidelity patient simulators.

When you register for your IV certification course, you can begin your first online class immediately.

You'll be assigned a 4-day clinical session with six other dentists and their assistance, which will be the culmination of your training.

Each DOCS Education IV sedation program has a maximum class size of just seven doctors.

You'll be granted access to our proprietary home study curriculum consisting of four fully guided online modules, each containing short educational and engaging videos.

You'll receive a precisely matched 361-page study guide and reference manual that coordinates chapter-by-chapter with those modules. This allows you the freedom to learn your own way.

We'll give you a target self-completion date for each module to keep you on track with your fellow participants.

You'll have the opportunity to engage with our faculty during four live, interactive, two-way video office hours designed to ensure you master the course material module by module.

Each one of our instructors is a veteran educator and distinguished practitioner who takes a practical team approach to effective minimal and moderate sedation—utilizing both enteral (oral) and parenteral (IV) methods. Each is an expert in their respective fields of:

  • Dentistry
  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency response
  • Medicine graduate education
  • Research

 

 

Instructor, Dr. Jerome Wellbrock

 

Lexington, KY

Instructor, Dr. Carol Wilson

Instructor, Jim Bovia

4-Day Clinical Session

After you successfully complete the home study portion, it's time to travel to our state-of-the-art facility in Lexington, Kentucky for four days of live clinical training.

Your tuition also includes a member of your team to attend the clinical session. Breakfast and lunch are on us, in addition to a celebratory dinner on the final day.

You will earn 90 continuing education participation credits applicable to your fellowship and masters in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Your team member will earn a 40-hour continuing education certificate.

Jim Bovia, an EMT with more than 20 years of experience, and Dr. Carol Wilson, one of our clinical instructors, will lead your first day of training. You'll practice:

  • Gaining IV access on training arms, and
  • Running emergency scenarios on a high-fidelity human simulator.

Then you will be briefed on the rules of the clinic for seeing your 20 patients over the next three days.

The remainder of your clinical time will be spent directly sedating and treating patients, accompanied by your assistant and one of our experienced faculty. All of the patients will have been prescreened and you'll be responsible for the sedation dentistry.

When you complete the course, you'll have the knowledge, confidence, and skills to perform IV sedation in your practice.

Fully supported,
From start to permit

DOCS Education has a dedicated team who will support you through every step of the way so you can help more patients get the care they deserve.

As part of our commitment to each participant, our Clinical Program Manager, Lindsay Olsen, will personally assist you for the full length of the IV program to help you stay on track and meet all deadlines.

You will also have access to our full-time Regulatory Counsel, Kathleen Marcus, to assist you in complying with all regulatory requirements in your jurisdiction and acquiring your IV sedation permit.

The program offers ah high-powered, engaging curriculum that draws upon the unparalleled pedagogical talents of the DOCS Education faculty, working in affiliation with Idaho State University Department of Dental Sciences and Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry.

Now, you can combine oral and IV sedation to improve your efficiency, allowing you to better serve patients who are difficult to treat with oral sedation alone.

You'll be able to safely and confidently treat complex medical cases and refer out fewer patients.

Enroll today and start the journet to a higher level of expertise and service.

Enroll Today

 

Lindsay Olsen,
Program Manager

J. Kathleen Marcus, J.D.,
Regulatory Counsel

 

 

 

Testimonials

 

The New Convenient Approach

This dynamic course, offered in collaboration with Idaho State University Department of Dental Sciences and Meharry Medical College, is designed from the ground up to be as convenient as possible.

You can complete the preponderance of it from the comfort of your home or office. And when it comes time to participate in the live-patient portion of the training, you and your assistant will be able to fulfill that requirement during a single, four-day, extended-weekend program conducted at a state-of-the-art clinic and classroom in Lexington, Kentucky.

The many benefits you’ll gain from completing this course are unmatched. They include:

  • Incorporating methodologies to provide both enteral (oral) and parenteral (IV) minimal and moderate sedation in an outpatient setting—now and for the foreseeable future (In review in the state of Nevada. Does not meet the requirements in Missouri or New York.)
  • Expanding your confidence and ability to treat medically complex patients safely, and realizing the synergies that arise—for both doctor and patient—when you strategically combine safe oral and IV sedation—i.e., the best of both worlds
  • Earning 90 hours of CE credits, all of which under PACE rules count as participation/hands-on credits toward obtaining your Mastership and Fellowship in the AGD
  • Following the ADA guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students (Adopted by the ADA House of Delegates in Oct. 2016).
  • Fulfilling the ADA-recommended advanced airway management and opioid prescription training, and qualifying for ACLS certification

WARNING: Unlike conventional continuing education classes, which can accommodate dozens or even hundreds of enrollees, each DOCS Education IV Sedation program has a maximum clinical class size of seven doctors with their assistants. Just seven. Dentists who don’t secure their seats early on may have to wait, literally, years to receive the required certification.

 

 

 

If you have questions or would like to register by phone, please contact one of our outstanding course advisors.

 

(855) 227-6505

The Savings Abound

In dentistry, time is money, and this course is fashioned to save you both.

First, and foremost, the majority of the required didactic hours for completion of this program are study-at-home.

That means you won’t have to forego seeing patients in your practice during the majority of your training. Moreover, the 40-hours of in-person, didactic and live patient training that takes place at our modern facility in Lexington, Kentucky, is condensed into four consecutive, extended-weekend days of onsite learning and practice.

Because travel is only required once—to complete the clinical portion of this course—you will avoid repeated airline and hotel add-ons, not to mention the inconvenience of flight delays and long security lines.

Your tuition also entitles and requires a member of your team to attend the clinical session, where breakfast and lunch are on us, in addition to a celebratory dinner on the final day.

 

If you have questions or would like to register by phone, please contact one of our outstanding course advisors.

 

(855) 227-6505

Start Today

When you register for our IV Sedation Certification course, you can begin your first class, taken online, immediately.

In total, you’ll be asked to complete 60 hours of didactic training, combined with 20 live patient experiences. The clinical experience also includes advanced training in medical emergencies and airway management practicing on high fidelity patient simulators.

Every one of our instructors is a veteran educator and distinguished practitioner—all are experts in their respective fields of dentistry, anesthesiology, emergency response, medicine, graduate education, and research.

Course highlights include:

  • Mastering 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
  • Learning to safely and effectively administer minimal and moderate sedation to patients in a clinical setting
  • Description and demonstration of the techniques of intravenous access, intramuscular injection, and other parenteral techniques
  • Exploration of the pharmacology of the drug(s) selected for administration, and the precautions, indications, contraindications, and adverse reactions associated with them
  • A thorough discussion of patient evaluation, assessment, and selection through a detailed review of medical history taking, physical diagnosis, and psychological considerations

 

If you have questions or would like to register by phone, please contact one of our outstanding course advisors.

 

(855) 227-6505

Curriculum 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
  • Monitoring
  • IV sedation protocol
  • Venipuncture
  • Record-keeping
  • Sedation blunders
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), including ACLS certification

 

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

  1. Incorporate methodologies to safely provide both enteral (oral) and parenteral (IV) minimal and moderate sedation in an outpatient setting.
  2. Expand your confidence and ability to treat medically complex patients safely, and realizing the synergies that arise—for both doctor and patient—when you strategically combine safe oral and IV sedation.
  3. Understand the ADA guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students (Adopted by the ADA House of Delegates in Oct. 2016).
  4. Fulfill the ADA-recommended advanced airway management and opioid prescription training, and qualify for ACLS certification.
  5. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of minimal and moderate sedation and the sedation spectrum.
  6. Learn 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.
  7. Review abuse potential, occupational hazards, and other detrimental effects of the agents utilized to achieve minimal and moderate sedation.
  8. Techniques of intravenous access, intramuscular injection, and other parenteral techniques through demonstration.
  9. Study Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of sedation medications used in dentistry for administration, including the precautions, indications, contraindications, and adverse reactions associated with them.
  10. Understand complications and potential missteps associated with techniques of minimal and moderate sedation.
  11. Learn protocols for management of most commonly encountered emergencies in the dental office, and the drugs and equipment required for prevention and management; demonstrate proficiency.
  12. Study historical, philosophical, and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain control, mechanisms of orofacial pain and analgesia.
  13. Understand patient evaluation, assessment, selection, monitoring and recordkeeping through a detailed review of medical history taking, physical diagnosis, and psychological considerations.
  14. Description of the sedation anesthesia continuum with special emphasis on the distinction between the conscious and the unconscious state.
  15. Pharmacology of local anesthetics and agents used in IV Sedation, including drug interactions and contraindications.
  16. Indications and contraindications for use of IV Sedation.
  17. Review of dental procedures possible under IV Sedation.
  18. Patient monitoring using observation and monitoring equipment with particular attention to vital signs and reflexes related to consciousness.
  19. Safely and effectively administer the selected drug(s) to dental patients in a clinical setting.

DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and every dentist is required to 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.

60 didactic  

30 clinical live hands-on  

20+ cases  

(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)

2 - 010 Basic Science: Anatomy

4 - 010 Basic Science: Pharmacotherapeutics

2 - 010 Basic Science:  Physiology

15 - 142 Electives:  Emergency Training / CPR

2 - 153 Electives:  Psychosocial anxiety & fear in dentistry

62 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management: Parenteral techniques

3 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management: Prescription management

TOTAL: 90 hours (participation)  

Faculty

Dr. Anthony Feck
Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang
Jerome Wellbrock
Dr. Jerome Wellbrock
Jim Bovia
Jim Bovia, EMT
 

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.