Course Description:

Dental practitioners in need of IV sedation recertification or permit maintenance will find that and more in this comprehensive DOCS Education program. This course is ideal for IV-certified general dentists and specialists who wish to expand the number of sedation protocols in their arsenal and hone their skillset while meeting state sedation regulations.

You will earn 16 credit hours.

Pick from two different formats:

Interactive (((Live))) Streaming

  • February 25, 2023
  • May 20, 2023
  • October 7, 2023

In-Person Training

  • March 11, 2023 in Chicago, IL
  • August 25, 2023 in Memphis, TN


 

Refresh Your IV Sedation Dentistry Skills

Medicine and dentistry are always evolving. Our 16-hour dental IV recertification course will help keep your skills on the cutting edge and ensure you remain current for your state’s sedation regulations.

IV sedation dentistry is a proven, safe and effective way to help patients—including those with high anxiety or those with physical responses including gagging or difficulty getting numb.

There are many advantages of attending the IV Sedation Recertification course, including the following:

  • New science – Learn up-to-date science and protocols that you can immediately apply in your practice
  • Critical safety training – Refresh your safety skills
  • Real-life applications – Review IV sedation case selection and protocols through real-life case studies

What You'll Learn

Course material includes a review of the science behind IV sedation along with a look at new protocols. Other key topics include the following:

  • Neurophysiology
  • Patient selection and evaluation(118)
  • Respiratory and cardiovascular anatomy and physiology(117)
  • Pharmacology(161)
  • Nitrous oxide analgesia(77, 91, 114)
  • Local anesthetic review(147)
  • Patient monitoring
  • Airway management(117)
  • Emergency preparedness(102)
  • Venipuncture and IV access
  • Intravenous drug administration
  • Medical and legal aspects of anesthesia administration
  • Learn a dental response to COVID

Sign up for IV recertification now and stay up to date on the latest advances in IV sedation to maintain your current permit or certificate.

 

This course requires the attendee to hold an active IV sedation permit or be a staff member in an office with an active permit.

 

Attending our Interactive (((Live))) Streaming format? Please note the following technical requirements: A desktop or laptop computer with audio and video capabilities linked to a high-speed Internet connection to view the presentations and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

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.

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"Just do it—that's what I'd say to other dentists about signing up for this course—you'll gain the knowledge, confidence, and teamwork to improve your practice and make your whole team feel great about helping your patients."

— Dr. Craig Rubinoff

 

Students in the IV Recertification course gain valuable, targeted, clinically-relevant information that can quickly be put to use.

Course Objectives: Overview

  • Expand the number of protocols in your arsenal to maximize treatment effectiveness
  • Thoroughly explore proper case selection, management and protocols using real-life case studies
  • Reacquaint yourself with the most commonly used IV medications(84, 91, 161), and learn about new drugs on the market
  • Discuss the pharmacology of anesthetic agents
  • Study airway evaluation and management
  • Review cardiac rhythm
  • Learn the keys to proper patient selection(118)
  • Discuss pharmacology 
  • Learn the essentials of monitoring you patients
  • Discover new and useful products
  • Update your knowledge with the latest protocols
  • Review venipuncture
  • Discuss sedation complications
  • Review morbidity and mortality case examples(97, 118)

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

"I brought some of the team with me, including two hygienists and our assistant manager—all of whom are extremely reluctant to try new things. I sat at lunch today listening with amazement as they told me what we need to do to implement this in our practice! Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I will be sending the rest of the team to this course!" - Karen Harriman, DDS

DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. 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.

NO. A general anesthesia permit is required before you can say "sleep dentistry" in your advertising. An I.V. permit only authorizes you to administer conscious sedation or moderate sedation, depending in which state you practice. In those states, it would be proper to say "sedation dentistry" instead.

(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)

8.5 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management

7.5 - 750 Special Patient Care

TOTAL: 16 hours (lecture)  

Live Courses: If a course cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to the beginning session, you may receive a refund minus $500. $400 of that amount may be applied to a future course within 1 year. If you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, no refund will be issued. You may also choose to transfer to a future event within one year. Please contact your course advisor for more information.

Interactive Live Streaming Course: If a course cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to the beginning session, you will receive a refund minus $500. $400 of that amount may be applied to a future course within 1 year. If you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, no refund will be issued. You may choose to transfer to a future event within one year for a fee of $100. Please contact your course advisor for more information.
 

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.

Testimonials

Very pleasant, knowledgeable, confident instructors. Very proud of the excellence, true pure heart to train dentists properly to serve patients better and safely. I hope this becomes part of school curriculum.

Yolanda CintronDDS

Venue charming, location – good access, curriculum great and beneficial. I also liked the interactive aspect which fostered both wakefulness and conversation/discussion around the questions.

James ReznichDDS

Everything was great. Thank you everyone for having me. I enjoyed the course, and I already started recommending it to friends. One of the greatest things about the course is the direct message and information that matter to us as dentists

Basel DananDDS

 

Pharmacology updates were most valuable. Great presentation, thorough, accurate.

Brian FannDDS

Organization and variety of lectures. Knowledgeable instructors with consistency in their teaching

Tracy GlinkoDDS

FacultyIV Recert Faculty

Locations

Streaming
February 24-25, 2023
Streaming
May 19-20, 2023
Streaming
October 06-07, 2023
 

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.