This DOCS Education course could be the most important – and productive – class that you’ve ever taken.
It is not an exaggeration to say that due to tightening regulatory standards nationwide, dentists who miss this opportunity may soon forfeit their ability to provide oral sedation to their fearful and anxious patients.
If sedation care is an integral part of your practice – or you plan to provide sedation one day – now is the time to act.
This is the only IV Certification program in the nation that teaches proven and safe protocols that combine oral and IV sedatives.
Our proprietary home-study curriculum consists of four online modules, each containing short, educational, and engaging videos, and a precisely matched 400-page study guide and reference manual. This allows you the freedom to learn your own way, on your own schedule, and at your own pace. In addition, you will have the opportunity to engage our faculty during four, live, interactive video “Office Hours,” designed to ensure you master the course material.
A 1:1 Faculty to Clinician ratio is a unique part of your participation in the live-patient portion of the training for you and your assistant. Fulfill your clinical requirement during a single, four-day, extended-weekend program at a state-of-the-art clinic and classroom in Lexington, Kentucky.
If you have questions or would like to register by phone, please contact one of our outstanding course advisors at 855-227-6505.
CORRECTION: We previously stated, incorrectly, that this DOCS Education course is CODA-certified. This course is presented in affiliation with two fine institutions — Idaho State University and Meharry Medical College. However, the course is not CODA-certified/accredited. We failed to make that distinction and apologize for the error.
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 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.
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
62 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management: Parenteral techniques
3 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management: Prescription management
TOTAL: 90 hours (participation)