Course Description:

NEWS: DOCS Education has created an Interactive (((Live))) Streaming program for Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation Dentistry to take place October 2. Learn how to integrate "one visit" protocols into your practice from the safety and comfort of your home.

Learning Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation Dentistry allows you to minimize the number of appointments needed to treat children with multiple caries AND make the dental experience pain-and-anxiety-free for the child. 

DOCS Education's world-class dental training staff will provide you and your team with superior Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Training through the innovative DOCS Education Interactive (((Live))) Streaming Program.

You will earn a total of 16 CE hours.

Please Note: This is NOT a permit-qualifying course. You must already have a permit or experience treating children with sedation to get the most out of it.


The Game Changer in Pediatric Dentistry

Using midazolam (Versed®) supplemented with nitrous oxide. Minimal conscious sedation using an orally administered sedative and amnesic (no memory) drug with N2O analgesia can change the way you treat pediatric patients.

Transform multiple appointments and difficult cases into a single "no memory" appointment.

What makes the Interactive (((Live))) Streaming Pediatric Sedation Dentistry (PSD) course better than other pediatric sedation courses?

  1. Some courses give you a shopping list of drugs you can use. Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation Dentistry gives you one drug that's been proven to be one of the safest and most effective in medicine.
  2. The course is taught by renowned practicing pediatric dentists and physicians: Roger Sanger, DDS, MS (pediatric dentist) and Leslie Fang, MD, PhD (internist and nephrologist).
  3. Instruction is focused on clinically relevant information that you can put to use immediately in your practice.
  4. Real-time questions, live polls and interaction with instructors make the experience high-touch.



Upon completion of a competency course in minimal sedation, the dentist will: 

  • Learn the single best protocol, step by step, for safe pediatric sedation—a virtual, no memory appointment
  • Discover, using real case studies, how to correctly diagnose and create a treatment plan using caries risk management in children.
  • Identify the pharmacological effects of sedation drugs and understand the sedation/general anesthesia continuum.
  • Examine the metabolism of drugs and drug-drug interaction.

What You'll Learn

In this 1-day (((live))) streaming course with online pre-course, you will develop a skill set that will allow you to safely and confidently use oral sedation on pediatric patients. Clinically tested over 30 years, these “no memory, no opioid” protocols have unprecedented safety, outstanding results, and no unnecessary complexity.

You will engage in intensive study of pediatric sedation dentistry: from case selection to the science of sedation to safety to implementation.

The course is broken down into the following components: 50% live streaming lectures (to take place Oct. 2) and 45% online video content to be viewed prior to the Live Course start dates, 5% office hours with DOCS Faculty to review pre-course material.


Include Your Team!

Successful implementation of new skills depends not just on an intelligent doctor—but an intelligent team. Provide your team with the confidence, skills, and preparation to ensure pediatric sedation is implemented safely and efficiently in your practice.


Get Started

Get the same quality and faculty as our live courses, but now from the comfort of your home or office during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Schedule*


Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation
Precourse Agenda

  1. Introduction
  2. Protective Positioning Stabilization & Immobilization Equipment
  3. Review of Local Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry
  4. Child Selection for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  5. Pharmacology
  6. Pediatric Patient Assessment
  7. Obesity & Diabetes Mellitus
  8. Pediatric Patient Assessment Complicated Patients
  9. Metabolism of Drugs & Drug/Drug Interactions
  10. Medical Emergencies
  11. Pediatric Anatomy and Physiology
  12. Sedation Voyage

Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation
Day One

  1. New Economics of Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  2. Routes and Levels of Pediatric Sedation
  3. Review of Drug Regimes in Pediatric Dentistry
  4. Airway Evaluation in the Pediatric Patient
  5. Monitoring in Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  6. Preemptive Analgesia and Reversal Controversy
  7. Protocol for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  8. Sedation Algorithm
  9. Financial Arrangements
  10. Office Design and Usage Modification for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  11. Case Studies in Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  12. Getting Started

* Example schedule

Technical Requirements: A desktop or laptop computer with audio and video capabilities linked to a high-speed Internet connection to view the presentations. A mobile device to access the interactive event polling technology.



Roger Sanger
Dr. Roger Sanger
Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang


October 02-03, 2020
February 19-20, 2021

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.