More children are coming to our practices with more cavities than ever before.
Parents are juggling jobs, kids, schoolwork, Covid concerns—they're stressed. The last thing they want to hear is that their child needs to come in for multiple appointments. On top of that, kids come to your office tired from a full day at school and not happy about being at the dentist.
Something needs to change. Learn how to integrate “one visit” oral sedation protocols into your practice and make the dental experience pain-and-anxiety-free for the child, the parents, and you.
NEWS: DOCS Education has created an Interactive (((Live))) Streaming program for Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation Dentistry to take place on Feb. 18, 2022. Learn how to integrate "one visit" oral sedation protocols into your practice from the safety and comfort of your home.
DOCS Education's world-class dental faculty will provide you and your team with superior Pediatric Oral Sedation Dentistry training through the innovative DOCS Education Interactive (((Live))) Streaming Program.
You will earn a total of 16 CE hours.
Please Note: This (((LIVE))) Streaming course, when added to our 1-day Live APAM (Advanced Pediatric Airway Management with human simulators) and PALS course, will fulfill the 25CE hours required for permit or certification in many states. For more information on your state requirements and to learn more, contact a course advisor at (855) 227-6505.
The Game Changer in Pediatric Dentistry
Change the way you treat pediatric patients using minimal conscious sedation with an orally administered sedative and amnesic (no memory) drug with N2O analgesia.
Transform multiple pediatric appointments and difficult cases into a single "no memory" appointment.
What makes this Interactive (((Live))) Streaming course better than other pediatric sedation courses?
- Some courses give you a shopping list of drug options without a best-in-practice direction. Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation Dentistry won’t overwhelm you with outdated protocols, teaching you proven protocols that are the safest and most effective in pediatric dentistry.
- The course is taught by renowned practicing pediatric dentists and physicians: Roger Sanger, DDS, MS (pediatric dentist), and Leslie Fang, MD, Ph.D. (internist and nephrologist).
- Instruction is focused on clinically relevant information that you can put to use immediately in your practice.
- You will learn Advanced Pediatric Airway Management (APAM)* using high-fidelity human simulators and animal cadaver material so you can be prepared should an emergency arise.
(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)
340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management) – 6.5 hours
430 (Pediatric Dentistry: Behavior Management) – 9.5 hours
Total hours: 16 hours
Team members receive 15 hours
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 SedationRegulations.com 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
Advanced Pediatric Airway Management (APAM) with High-Fidelity Human Simulation Module
A pediatric emergency could occur on any patient in your practice. If this situation arises, 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 Management and the simulator used in teaching is a replica of a pediatric patient. By perfectly mimicking real patient behavior, the module 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 scenarios include:
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.
Note: 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. This also applies to completing the APAM course in conjunction with Safe and Effective Pediatric sedation Dentistry (((Live))) Event.
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.