Course Description:

NEWS: DOCS Education has created an Interactive (((Live))) Streaming program for IV Sedation Recertification to take place on Feb 19, 2022. Expand the number of IV protocols in your arsenal and hone your skillset from the safety and comfort of your home.


Medicine and dentistry are always evolving. Our 15 hour IV Recertification course will help you keep your skills on the cutting edge.

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

  • New science – Learn up-to-date science and protocols that you can immediately apply in your practice
  • One-on-one instruction – Participate in one-on-one emergency training using SimMan®
  • Critical safety training – Refresh your safety skills using high-fidelity patient simulators
  • Real-life applications – Review IV case selection and protocols through real-life case studies

Refresh Your IV Sedation Dentistry Skills

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.

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

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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

Sign up now, and stay up-to-date on the latest advances in IV sedation.

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

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.  A mobile device to access the interactive event polling technology.

Purchase of this course grants access for one year.

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. 

This course requires an active sedation permit or previous attendance at IV Sedation Certification.

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
  • Reduce risk for both your patients and your practice with hands-on airway management and emergency training
  • Do away with guesswork by thoroughly exploring proper case selection, management and protocols using real-life case studies
  • Refresh venipuncture skills utilizing practice model arms to start an IV line
  • Reacquaint yourself with the most commonly used IV medications(84, 91, 161), and learn about new drugs on the market

Day One

  • Discuss the pharmacology of anesthetic agents
  • Study airway evaluation and management
  • Review cardiac rhythm
  • Learn the keys to proper patient selection(118)
  • Get hands-on airway training

Day Two

  • Discuss pharmacology (continued)
  • Learn the essentials of monitoring you patients
  • Discover new and useful products
  • Update your knowledge with the latest protocols
  • Review and practice venipuncture
  • Discuss sedation complications
  • Review morbidity and mortality case examples(97, 118)
  • Practice crisis skills in simulated emergencies

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 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)

7.5 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management

7.5 - 750 Special Patient Care

TOTAL: 15 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.

For more information on your state’s regulations about sedation dentistry go to and choose the state in which you practice. 

If you still have questions, please contact a course advisor at 855-227-6505.

DOCS Members can receive a summary statement of their regulations by logging in and clicking here


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


February 18-19, 2022

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 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.