Course Description:

As a practitioner of oral sedation dentistry, it's important to continually refresh and improve your knowledge of pharmacology(109, 117). Now you can earn 3.5 CE credits and get the benefits of expert training without even leaving home.

Dr. Anthony Feck will lead students through this curriculum, which covers the following objectives:

  • Review of sedative medications(89, 115)
  • How to select drugs beyond Valium®
  • Understand pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics(66, 125, 133) of sedative medications
  • Recognize adverse reactions and understand when to use reversal agents(93, 109, 163)

Who Should Take this Course?

The Science of Sedation course is an engaging refresher for doctors and team members who have already attended Oral Sedation Dentistry. We'll discuss how common oral sedation drugs work and the mechanics of their effect on the body.

This class provides a great pharmacology review that covers when and when not to use these medications. We'll also explore the advantages and disadvantages of oral administration and key factors every sedation dentist should know.

Register now to fulfill continuing education requirements and boost your understanding of oral sedation protocols.

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.

NOTE: Many dental boards require that a specified portion of your CE credits be via in-person attendance at live courses. Check your state's rules!

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 3.5 CE credits.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

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

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Attendees will learn: 

  • Review of sedative medications 

  • when and when not to use these medications  

  • the advantages and disadvantages of oral administration 

  • key factors every sedation dentist should know. 

  • How to select drugs beyond Valium® 

  • Understand pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of sedative medications 

  • Recognize adverse reactions and understand when to use reversal agents 

 

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

340 (Anesthesia/Sedation: Oral Sedation) - 3.5 hours

Total hours: 3.5 hours

Original release date: 8/28/2018
Reviewed/Updated: 3/12/2021

DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.

 

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.