Course Description:

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Enrollment in this course requires successful completion of Oral Sedation Dentistry

While most patients react within the normal range when given sedative medications(89, 92, 115), a small percent do not. How do you treat a patient who hypo-responds to medication?

Dr. Anthony Feck, DOCS Education's Dean of Faculty, will help answer this question in this 30-minute review of appropriate maximum medication doses and patient selection. This online course qualifies for .5 hours of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate once you have completed the program.

We based our Incremental Administration Technique on the pharmacological characteristics(109, 117) of several medications—all of which carry a large margin for safety. The majority of your patients will achieve adequate sedation with the average dose of these sedative medications. This course, by a PACE-approved provider, discusses how to treat the unique cases.

Course Objectives:

Attendees will learn:

  • Understand the causes of hyporesponse
  • Learn how to adjust for the hyporesponder
  • Calculate the doses for the hyporesponder


Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

Who Should Take this Course?

If you've already taken an oral sedation course, this refresher course has been tailor-made for you.

The prerequisites for this course include the online incremental dosing course and one of our sedation courses (Oral Sedation Dentistry; Enteral Sedation at NYU; Sedation Solutions; or IV Sedation for Dentistry).

Sign up now to reserve your spot in this helpful online class.

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.

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn .5 CE credit.

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!

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

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management) - 0.5 hour

Total hours: 0.5 hour

Original release date: 6/15/2010
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.



Dr. Anthony Feck

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.