Course Description:

You want to provide your patients with the safest, most-advanced, comprehensive care available. Plus, if your state requires you to obtain a permit to offer Adult Oral Conscious Sedation (Minimal Sedation or Moderate Enteral Sedation), you must meet your state’s recertification qualifications.

Our one-day class fulfills 7 ½ CE credit hours and completely updates and refreshes attendees on the pharmacology and proven DOCS Education oral sedation protocols that you must have to keep your patients safe. What we’ll cover includes:

  • Discuss the most recent developments in oral sedation protocols and pharmacology
  • Update your patient assessment techniques based on new medical criteria
  • Reexamine the best sedative for each patient based on the latest drugs and their interactions
  • Get current on the Standard of Care doctrine for monitoring
  • And much, much, more...

Taught by world-class educators—Leslie Fang, MD, PhD, Dianne Benedictson, DDS, and Jerome Wellbrock, DMD, MAGD.  This course will fulfill your state’s recertification conditions and deliver a unique educational experience that is at once enriching, stimulating, and fun.


The Payoff

After just one day, you’ll return to your practice with a renewed confidence in your oral sedation mastery, a deeper sense of professional satisfaction, and fresh inspiration to continue in the service of your patients and community.

DOCS Education, an AGD/Pace-approved provider since 2000, is the nation’s premier educator of safe sedation dentistry protocols, having trained more than 23,000 dentists.

Dentists and their team members consistently rank DOCS Education seminars among the best training opportunities out there.

"As a doctor who has countless hours of CE, the thing that impressed me most was not that the information was communicated in a fun and professional way, but that it was effectively communicated in a fun and professional way."

- Chad Latino, DDS

"Attending DOCS Education courses has made me a better dentist and transformed my career."

- Dr. Rich Gesker

Register now and join the tens of thousands of other respected dentists who have incorporated our training into making oral sedation a successful part of their dental practice.


Now offering a half day online option

Course Schedule Options:

  1. Half-day online, half-day live Saturday morning. The online content covers 5 critical sedation topics. The live portion focuses on complex case studies.  This course is often combined with ACLS recertification on Friday, providing maximum efficiency of time. See our ACLS recertification page for more information. Not available in Atlanta.
    • The online option is best for dentists practicing in: AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT GA HI ID IL IN KS KY MA MD ME MN MO MS ND NE NH OK OR RI SC TN TX UT VA WA WI
  2. Full-day Saturday live. Attend and received the same content live at our event.
    • This full-day program is best for dentists practicing in: DE FL IA LA MI MT NC NJ NM NV NY OH PA SD VT WV WY, due to regulatory restrictions.


During this 1-day recertification course, you'll expand on your knowledge of sedation pharmacology, and airway management, case selection, and monitoring.


  • Serving the needs of patients with more than just Valium ( 146)
  • Nine crucial safety provisions (80, 92) critical for both patient and practitioner
  • Five key airway management techniques
  • Methods to readily increase or decrease the level of sedation (83)
  • Techniques to assess patient variability and ensure best drug choice (66, 69)
  • Advanced treatment planning for neglected mouths
  • Interactive polling throughout the course to help you retain knowledge
  • Procedures for assessing which patients are appropriate for sedation (101, 113)
  • How to use pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to select a drug that meets your individual patient's needs (97, 130)
  • Four simple, yet mandatory, dismissal criteria to help you stop worrying and ensure your patient is safe (143)

"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.

Many dental insurance carriers will pay for sedation. Again, there is wide variability in this area.

(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)

7.5 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management

TOTAL: 7.5 hours (lecture)  


Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang
Jerome Wellbrock
Dr. Jerome Wellbrock
Dianne Bennedictson
Dr. Dianne Benedictson


Atlanta Skyline
August 17-19, 2018
November 09-11, 2018

Where can I meet my state’s requirements?

To learn more about how DOCS Education's wide range of courses can meet your state’s regulatory requirements, visit DOCS Regulatory counsel keeps it updated with the latest in sedation legislation activity. Feel free to contact a course advisor with any questions or visit our course listing to see available courses and locations.

DOCS Education programs carry the AGD PACE certification

DOCS Education, an AGD Pace-approved provider since 2000, is the nation's premier educator of safe sedation dentistry protocols having trained more than 29,000 dentists. You’ll find CE opportunities that meet your needs online and live.

Who is DOCS Education?

DOCS Education consists of over 2,000 members committed to offering safe dentistry to all patients, including those suffering from anxiety. DOCS Education graduates have safely treated an estimated 2.5 million patients across the United States and Canada. Since it's estimated that around 30 percent of people fear the dentist, many individuals remain to be helped. That's why DOCS Education frequently updates its courses and information.