Course Description:

 2-Month Trial
DOCS Membership*


For a limited time only, explore the many benefits of a DOCS membership for only $1.

This is a four-module video course. You’ll earn four hours of continuing education credit upon completion.

The number of dentists trained in administering sedation (minimal and moderate) continues to grow. Sedation training provides a competitive advantage for general dentists. And yet, despite the training, many dentists question their abilities. Why?

In this course, Drs. Leslie Fang, Anthony Feck, and Michael Silverman address specific issues that, collectively, undermine your confidence in administering sedation. First, Dr. Fang demystifies electrocardiograms. Second, Drs. Feck and Silverman show how to protect an intact airway and treat a compromised one. Third, Drs. Fang and Feck discuss real patient cases that incorporate the best sedation protocol.

Cardiac Rhythm Review

Very few dentists use electrocardiograms when administering IV sedation. The reluctance is due, largely, to an overestimate of the duties, responsibilities, and skill level needed to operate an EKG on a sedated patient. In this module, Dr. Fang advocates for the use of heart monitors during IV sedation. He offers solutions to make reading an EKG easier. He also explains the three determinants of cardiac rhythm.

In addition, you’ll learn:

  • Why you can stop worrying about 12-leads
  • How to interpret a rhythm strip
  • When to stop IV sedation

… and more.

Airway Management

Protecting a patient’s airway is essential for any level of sedation. That’s why all patients under consideration for sedation should be thoroughly screened. It’s also why patient relaxation tactics that intrude on the ability to see, hear, or feel a patient’s breath should be shunned. Over two modules, Drs. Feck and Silverman teach you how to prepare a patient to breathe during sedation. You’ll also see positioning and support device demonstrations to help patients recover from breathing interruptions.

In addition, you’ll learn:

  • Checklists for measuring a patient’s airway risk
  • How dentures affect air mask fit
  • The pros and cons of common airway support devices

… and more.

Oral Sedation Case Examples

Oral sedation offers hope to the anxious and fearful patient. It’s safe for most patients and rewards provider dentists with a host of benefits. In this module, Drs. Fang and Feck examine six common but nuanced oral sedation cases that can trip up even experience sedation dentists. They also answer questions from the audience.

In addition, you’ll learn:

  • Why reversing a patient can be dangerous
  • How to treat seizure-prone patients
  • The fundamental problem with rigid single-dose protocol

… and more.

Boost your confidence as a sedation dentist by focusing on the information that matters.

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.

This course requires an active sedation permit or previous attendance at Adult Oral Sedation Dentistry, Light Sedation: N2O and Oral Sedatives, Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, Master Series – Advanced Sedation, IV Sedation Certification or IV Sedation Recertification.

To learn more about what Membership benefits are available to you, visit our Membership page.

*After 60 days, the Trial Membership will upgrade to a Standard Membership at $49.95/mo for a one-year commitment. Refer to terms of service for details. 2-month Trial Membership Offer is open to individuals who have not participated in the Trial Membership program within the past two (2) years.

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.

Learn how to prepare a patient to breathe during sedation. In addition, you’ll learn: 

  • Checklists for measuring a patient’s airway risk 

  • How dentures affect air mask fit 

  • The pros and cons of common airway support devices 

… and more. 

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

010 (Basic Sciences) – 1 hour

340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management) – 3 hours

Total hours: 4 hours


Dr. Anthony Feck
Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang
Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman

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.