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 Sedation (Minimal Sedation or Moderate Enteral Sedation), you must meet your state’s recertification qualifications.

Our one or two-day recertification class fulfills 7 ½ - 15 CE credit hours and completely updates and refreshes attendees on the proven DOCS Education pediatric oral sedation protocols as well as hands-on emergency preparation that you must have to keep your patients safe. What we’ll cover includes:

  • Pediatric sedation protocols
  • Protection and positioning equipment
  • Monitoring and emergency preparedness
  • A step-by-step approach to case selection, parent communication, drug/s selection and dosage, drug/s administration
  • Guidelines that mandate monitoring, stabilization equipment, staff support, consent, record keeping, emergency preparedness and patient billing issues
  • Actual cases where the attendee will make decisions as to the case selection of a particular child
  • And much, much, more…
  • Six scenarios practiced on the high fidelity human simulators that have direct application for pediatric dentists who sedate children in their office – APAM (see description below)

Taught by renown practicing pediatric dentist Roger Sanger, DDS, MS, renown author and physician Leslie Fang, MD, PhD, and EMT James Bovia.  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 or two days, you’ll return to your practice with a renewed confidence in your pediatric 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.

 You’ll be immersed in Advanced Pediatric Airway Module with High Fidelity Human Simulation (APAM)

James Bovia brings his years of experience in emergency medical services in order to lead attendees through six emergency scenarios.

These six scenarios will be programmed into the high fidelity human simulators that have direct application for pediatric dentists who sedate children in their office. These include preparation for scenarios including:

  • Asthma: A patient may experience an attack while under sedation, thus causing an airway emergency.
  • Excess of local anesthetic: A patient could experience an overdose (toxicity) of local anesthesia causing a biphasic (excitation then depression) reaction.
  • Allergic reaction: This could result in first a cutaneous reaction progressing to anaphylaxis with airway emergency.
  • Sinus Tachycardia (ST) or Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (SVT): Possibly from elevated temp, stress, etc. during sedation requiring initial vagal stimulation.
  • Foreign body introduction: Gauze, tooth, crown, bur, etc. in oropharyngeal area during sedation causing an airway emergency.
  • Diabetes: Patient could experience an episode of hypoglycemia during sedation.

Doctor* and Team:

  • Airway evaluation
  • Review of six real life emergency scenarios
  • Protection and positioning equipment
  • Monitoring and emergency preparedness
  • Pediatric Sedation Protocols

*DOCS Education strongly encourages dentists to enroll in the American Heart Association's HeartCode PALS Part 1 prior to enrolling in Pediatric Sedation Dentistry. If you successfully complete HeartCode PALS Part 1, you have the opportunity to become PALS-certified or re-certified by attending Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, which fulfills Parts 2 and 3. However, spaces for recertification testing will be limited. If you are interested in becoming certified or recertified, please inquire with your Customer Service Representative to learn more.

Advanced Pediatric Airway Module with High Fidelity Human Simulation (APAM)

A pediatric emergency could occur on any patient in your practice. In either situation, you are the first responder. Are you prepared? Can you recognize pediatric emergencies and manage successful outcomes? Are your “hands-on” life support skills current?

APAM stands for Advanced Pediatric Airway Module. This device is a replica of a pediatric patient. By perfectly mimicking real patient behavior, the APAM helps in the training process to provide doctors with the skills for safe and effective airway management.

James Bovia brings his 30 years of experience in emergency medical services in order to lead attendees through six emergency scenarios.

These six scenarios will be programmed into the high fidelity human simulators that have direct application for pediatric dentists who sedate children in their office. These include preparation for scenarios including:

  • Asthma: A patient may experience an attack while under sedation, thus causing an airway emergency.
  • Excess of local anesthetic: A patient could experience an overdose (toxicity) of local anesthesia causing a biphasic (excitation then depression) reaction.
  • Allergic reaction: This could result in first a cutaneous reaction progressing to anaphylaxis with airway emergency.
  • Sinus Tachycardia (ST) or Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (SVT): Possibly from elevated temp, stress, etc. during sedation requiring initial vagal stimulation.
  • Foreign body introduction: Gauze, tooth, crown, bur, etc. in oropharyngeal area during sedation causing an airway emergency.
  • Diabetes: Patient could experience an episode of hypoglycemia during sedation.

DOCS Education strongly encourages dentists to enroll in the American Heart Association's HeartCode PALS Part 1 prior to enrolling in Pediatric Sedation Dentistry. If you successfully complete HeartCode PALS Part 1, you have the opportunity to become PALS-certified or re-certified by attending Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, which fulfills Parts 2 and 3. However, spaces for recertification testing will be limited. If you are interested in becoming certified or recertified, please inquire with your Customer Service Representative to learn more.

 

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. Whether assisting the doctor during the actual appointment or tending to the practical concerns of appointment scheduling and recordkeeping, a doctor cannot perform pediatric sedation without the help of his or her team. Thus, it's imperative your team members be knowledgeable about the pediatric sedation process to better serve the patient and the dentist.

"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

States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit www.SedationRegulations.com 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 - 430 Pediatric Dentistry

TOTAL: 7.5 hours (lecture)  

PSD Faculty

Faculty

Roger Sanger
Dr. Roger Sanger
Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang
Jim Bovia
Jim Bovia, EMT

Locations

CA
February 21-23, 2020
 

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.