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iv sedation training for dentists

IV Sedation Training for Dentists

Invest in your future and take advantage of our INTEREST-FREE PAYMENT PLAN! An initial deposit of $4,501 (after Membership savings) will hold your spot in an upcoming IV sedation course, and the remaining amount is split evenly over six months for a total tuition of $22,995.

 

Interested in learning more? Schedule a complimentary consultation with Lindsay Cahill, the Clinical Program Manager, or email us at [email protected]

The DOCS Education IV training program meets the regulatory requirements to obtain an IV permit in 49 states and offers two unparalleled University affiliations.

By integrating IV sedation dentistry into your practice, you will elevate your skill and confidence level as well as increase treatment efficiency. By choosing DOCS, you’ll prioritize quality.

During this course, you will:

  • Receive extensive support from sign-up to sedation permit and beyond
  • Learn how to gain IV access and provide sedation to 20+ patients
  • Combine home study with hands-on, in-person training over one 4-day clinical session
  • Learn why IV conscious sedation dentistry can be a game-changer in your practice

One Team Member is included in the price.

Choose from two clinical locations: Lexington, KY or Salt Lake City, UT.

Upcoming Clinical Training Dates:
March 6-9 (Lexington) FULL
April 3-6 (Lexington) 2 SEATS LEFT
April 10-13 (Salt Lake City) FULL
May 8-11 (Lexington) FULL
June 5-8 (Lexington) Open
June 19-22 (Salt Lake City) Open
July 17-20 (Lexington) 4 SEATS LEFT
August 7-10 (Lexington) Open
LOCATION: Lexington, KY or Salt Lake City, UT

Like other forms of sedation dentistry, IV sedation makes the patient relaxed and completely comfortable and drastically reduces dental anxiety and pain. They won’t be asleep during the appointment and will still respond to verbal cues.

IV sedation also gives the dentist greater control of the amount of medication administered and allows the dentist to readily increase or decrease the level of sedation as needed.

An additional benefit includes faster onset of the sedation medications, meaning patients feel the effects of the medication quickly. Because the patient is completely relaxed, you can accomplish more high-quality dentistry in less time which leads to increased production in the practice.

IV sedation has been proven to be very safe and effective. Patients will release less of the endogenous substances that raise blood pressure and increase the heart's oxygen consumption. Patient selection and assessment are of utmost importance to minimize any adverse outcomes. Certain safeguards must be followed to protect the patient's airway.

In many ways, it is easier to work on a sedated patient. The relaxed state of the patient usually allows for a wider opening of the mouth, less movement of the patient in general, and more cooperation.

The DOCS Education program provides 90 hours of comprehensive IV sedation training, which includes 60 hours of didactic study, ACLS training, and 20+ live patient experiences with one-on-one instruction. The home study segment of the course consists of fully guided online modules, short educational videos, 361-page study guide and manual, plus interactive faculty office hours, regulatory support, and much more.

Monitoring, airway management, and emergency equipment are required, as well as specific medication and administration materials such as IV catheters, IV solutions, and IV administration sets. Each participant in the DOCS IV sedation course will receive an equipment/supply list and sources for these supplies and the specific regulatory requirements in the participant's jurisdiction.

90 hours, which includes the online didactic portion, in-person didactic work, ACLS training, and 20+ live patient cases.

Yes! One team member is included in your tuition. You can bring a second assistant for a fee of $1,497.50.

Your teammate(s) will assist with the two-person venipuncture method, but they will not get to do their own venipuncture.

Yes. While your assistant will not get ACLS certified, they do get to participate in the hands-on portion.

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 Faculty and the team members at 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, the path to IV sedation certification for dentists is convenient and affordable.

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

You'll complete 90 hours of comprehensive IV sedation training, which includes:

  • 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 Sedation certification program in the nation that teaches proven and safe protocols that combine oral and IV sedatives.

Learning intravenous conscious 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.

Determine how IV sedation can benefit your practice with a complimentary consultation with Lindsay Cahill, Clinical IV program manager.

Schedule Consultation

 

students learning iv sedation

Instructor, Dr. Anthony Feck

 

breakdown of credits needed for iv certification

Advanced Home Study

When you register for your dental IV sedation certification course, you can begin your first online class immediately. For your convenience, the majority of your didactic training can be completed from the comfort of your home or office with DOCS’ advanced home-study curriculum. 

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

Watch an Example of the Curriculum

In addition, you'll receive a 361-page study guide and reference manual that coordinates chapter-by-chapter with the modules, allowing you the freedom to learn your own way. We'll provide you a target self-completion date for each module to keep you on track with the program and your fellow participants. Plus, you'll maintain access to the physical and digital learning materials - forever!

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

Our esteemed instructors are veteran educators and distinguished practitioners who take 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

Each DOCS Education IV sedation training program has a maximum class size of just seven (7) doctors. You'll be assigned a 4-day clinical session with six other dentists and their assistants, which will be the culmination of your IV sedation training. 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.

Schedule a complimentary IV Program Consultation with Lindsay Cahill, Clinical Program Manager.

Learn more

collage of dentists obtaining an iv permit

 

 

zoom office hour with faculty member for iv certification

Instructor, Dr. Jerome Wellbrock

 

clinical site for iv sedation training

Lexington, KY

iv sedation course faculty member carol wilson

Instructor, Dr. Carol Wilson

acls training by him bovia during iv certification program

Instructor, Jim Bovia

4-Day Clinical Session

After successful completion of the home study portion of your IV sedation course, it's time to travel to one of our state-of-the-art dental facilities for four days of live clinical training. Our clinics are held in either Lexington, KY or Salt Lake City, UT.

You’ll earn 90 continuing education participation credits applicable to your fellowship and masters in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Your tuition also includes a member of your team to attend the clinical session where they will earn a 40-hour continuing education certificate.

Jim Bovia, an EMT-P with more than 20 years of experience, and clinical instructor Dr. Carol Wilson will lead your first day of intravenous sedation training where you'll:

  • Practice gaining IV access on training arms
  • Run emergency scenarios on a high-fidelity human simulator
  • Get briefed on the rules of the clinic for seeing your 20 prescreened patients

The remaining three days of your clinical time will be spent directly sedating and treating patients, while accompanied by your assistant and one of our experienced faculty. The maximum class size of just seven (7) doctors in the DOCS IV training provides quality one-on-one training with instructors.

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

Breakfast and lunch are on us, plus a celebratory dinner on the final day!

More questions? Schedule a complimentary consultation with our Clinical IV Program Manager today.

Ask Lindsay

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We offer an interest-free payment plan for DOCS Members. After an initial $4,501 deposit that will hold your spot, no payments are due until the month of your clinic session, then $2,999/mo. for next 6 months.

There is a maximum of 7 doctors to allow for more personalized, one-on-one training.

One convenient in-person clinic is 4 days (Wednesday-Saturday).

DOCS Education has partnered with two amazing universities, Meharry Medical College and Idaho State University, both of which are CODA-approved. 

It’s up to you. There are Ubers and Lyfts, but you will want to schedule your rides in advance.

There is no hard stop time each day. We will work until all the patients are gone and your paperwork has been reviewed.

Fully supported,
From start to permit

You will be supported through every step of the way to your IV sedation certification by the dedicated team at DOCS Education.

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

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

This one-of-a-kind program offers a high-powered 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 help more patients get the care they deserve. You'll be able to safely and confidently treat complex medical cases and refer out fewer patients.

Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to sedation dentistry, learning IV sedation with DOCS will raise the bar in providing excellence in care. Start your journey to a higher level of expertise and service.

Enroll Today

 

Lindsay Olsen clinical program manager for iv sedation certification program

Lindsay Cahill,
Program Manager

regulatory attorney David T. Palmer, J.D.

David T. Palmer, J.D.
Regulatory Counsel

 

iv sedation application binder

 

 

DOCS Education's IV training program currently meets the regulatory requirements in 49 states. It is not yet approved in Nevada (as of February 2024). Check additional sedation regulations here.

Contact your carrier for the specifics of your situation, but carriers generally will not raise your premiums for performing IV sedation.

While you are responsible for completing the required training and applications, the DOCS Education team fully supports participants from start to permit… and beyond. Clinical Program Manager, Lindsay Olsen, will help you stay on track to meet all deadlines, and our full-time Regulatory Counsel will assist you in complying with all regulatory requirements in your jurisdiction.

Contact Clinical Program Manager, Lindsay Cahill, to answer all your IV Sedation training questions here!

Testimonials

 

The New Convenient Approach

This dynamic IV sedation course for dentists, 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 clinical portion of the IV certification training, you and your assistant will fulfill that requirement during a single, four-day, extended-weekend program conducted at one of our state-of-the-art clinics in Lexington, Kentucky or Salt Lake City, UT.

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. Our course participants have successfully acquired licensure in 49 states. (Does not yet meet the requirements in Nevada.)
  • 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

 

 

 

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 designed 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 greater part of your training. Moreover, the 40 hours of in-person, didactic and live patient training that takes place at one of our modern facilities (choose from Lexington, Kentucky or Salt Lake City, UT) is condensed into four consecutive days of onsite learning and clinical 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 online immediately.

You’ll be asked to complete 60 hours of didactic training (online and in-person) and at least 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

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.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

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)  

Once you have started the course, no refund will be issued. If you need to move your clinical date less than 6 weeks prior to the first day of the session, a $2,500 fee will be charged.

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 by DOCS Education’s full-time regulatory counsel with a brief outline of the latest sedation legislation by state and province. DOCS Members receive a comprehensive regulatory reference sheet for their location and access to the regulatory counsel. Contact one of our course advisers with any questions or visit our course listings to see upcoming classes.

Why Should I Bring My Team?

Bringing your team to a DOCS event is an investment in the healthy longevity of your sedation practice. When your team is fully engaged and on board with implementing oral sedation in your practice, success is virtually guaranteed.

What are the Team Benefits?

IMPLEMENTATION BECOMES A BREEZE. Team members learn firsthand everything necessary to implement oral sedation dentistry, resulting in a seamless rollout of services once they return to the office.

CREATES AN EVEN HIGHER QUALITY OF CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS. Learning the sedation process from beginning to end empowers your team to be fully invested and confidently answer patient questions.

ENGENDERS TEAM OWNERSHIP AND PRIDE. Giving your team the tools they need to accomplish the tasks assigned to them creates a powerful sense of ownership.

STRENGTHENS COMPANY CULTURE AND FOSTERS TEAM BUILDING. Attending a seminar as a team nurtures collaborative team building, inspires shared excitement, and fortifies company culture.

 

Our Philosophy on Education
 

Faculty

 
 
 
Dr. Leslie Fang
 
Dr. Leslie Fang
Jerome Wellbrock
 
Dr. Jerome Wellbrock
Jim Bovia
 
Carol Wilson, DMD
 
Dr. Anthony Feck
 
Steven Yun, MD
Dr. Maxie Combs
 
Dr. Maxie Combs
 
 
Dr. Taylor Tate
Dr. Leslie Fang
 
Dr. C. Ray Coleman
Dr. Brian Griffith
 
Dr. Brian Griffith

IV Resources and FAQ

Locations

 

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.