Course Description:

This online course is designed to train dentists on sedation protocols to meet the needs of teen patients, age 13 to 18 years. This particular group of patients are no longer children, but not quite adults and have specific needs when it comes to sedation. However, dentists who already practice adult sedation can implement the teen sedation protocols quickly and without the need for a large investment in new equipment or materials. The course is taught by leading DOCS Education faculty and experts who introduce four unique protocols specifically tailored to teen patients’ unique needs.

Four Reasons to Take Teen Sedation Dentistry:

  • Teen patients require different sedation protocols from those taught in the Oral Sedation Dentistry and Pediatric Sedation Dentistry courses.
  • Four different protocols will be introduced to treat teenage sedation patients ages 13-18.
  • Teenagers who need or could benefit from sedation dentistry are a large, untapped portion of the patient population.
  • Teen sedation dentistry does not require a large investment in new equipment or materials for general dentists who already practice adult sedation dentistry. Dentists can implement their new skills and protocols quickly and effectively within their present office settings.

Course Objectives:

Attendees will learn: 

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • The differences between teen patients and other age groups
  • Case selection and who NOT to treat
  • New protocols
  • Emergency preparedness
  • How to get started


Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

7 CE hours from a PACE-approved provider

Who Should Take this Course?

This class is intended for doctors and team members who have already taken a DOCS Education Oral Sedation Dentistry, Sedation Solutions or IV Sedation for Dentistry course. Previous attendance in at least one of these courses is a prerequisite for this online class.

The curriculum will refresh your previous training and offer the opportunity to better understand the intricacies of protocols for 13 to 18-year-old patients.

Get Started.

Purchase this course today to gain valuable online training.

Disclaimer: Please note that the faculty is currently in the process of revising protocols to completely eliminate the use of opioids. We strongly advise against the use of any protocols containing opioids. The revised content will be provided at no extra cost during the summer and you will be promptly notified upon its availability.

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 7 CE credits.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

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!


(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

010 (Basic Science: Anatomy) –   1 hour
010 (Basic Science: Pharmacotherapeutics) - 1.5 hours
340 (Anesthesia and Pain Control) –   2 hours
142 (Electives:  Emergency Training / CPR) –   1 hour
153 (Electives:  Psychosocial anxiety & fear in dentistry) – 1 hour
750 (Electives: Special Patient Care) – 0.5 hour

TOTAL HOURS: 7 hours

Original release date: 2/15/2018
Reviewed/Updated: 12/24/2020

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 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.