Course Description:

This Live Patient Experience is worth 1.5 CE.  

See sedation in action. This short immersion course is designed as a follow-up to the complete study of oral sedation dentistry. For many participants, this is where the attributes of your hard work come together as proof that the details of the process have a purpose.

Join DOCS Faculty as they provide oral sedation via the incremental oral administration methodology to a patient in the dental office – live.   This course uses lectures and live demonstrations to show the management of a sedation patient. You will be shown the proper application of a vital signs monitor with capnography and ECG, administration of medications, how to access the level of sedation and consciousness before providing additional drugs.  

The level of sedation the patient is experiencing will be classified and a determination made if the patient should receive additional medication or not. There is no dentistry performed during this live patient experience. It is strictly for observation. This popular event is free to DOCS Members who have completed the Oral Sedation Dentistry program.  Join today!

Many states require a live patient experience to obtain a permit. This course is required for California dentists applying for an Adult Oral Conscious Sedation permit. 


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.