Course Description:

This course is a one-hour video lecture. You’ll earn one hour of CE credit upon completion.

Oral sedation offers hope to the anxious, fearful, and phobic patient. It’s safe for most patients and rewards provider dentists with a host of benefits. Consequently, the number of dentists offering minimal to moderate sedation services continues to rise.

However, despite the growth, many dentists are not confident in their abilities to administer oral sedation. The reason for the uncertainty? Information overwhelm. Dentists worry they’ll forget a step because sedation protocol, guidelines, and state laws are continuously changing.

In this course, Dr. Leslie Fang and Dr. Anthony Feck examine six oral sedation cases. The cases contain nuances, some of which are commonplace.  Each case is followed by a summary question, and a discussion of the answer(s). 

Course Objectives:

In this course students will learn: 

  • The two conditions that necessitate reversing a patient 

  • Why reversing a patient can be dangerous 

  • What defines a “Category X” drug 

  • How to avoid breaking a cardinal rule of oral conscious sedation 

  • How to treat seizure-prone patients 

  • The fundamental problem with rigid single-dose protocol 

  • The primary purpose of a test sedation appointment 

  • Why test sedation appointments should be kept short 

  • What the “rule of eight” means for drug-drug interactions 

  • How nitrous oxide administration differs between sedated and non-sedated patients 

  • Why blocks are appropriate for use during sedation 

… and more.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

Test your oral sedation knowledge against these real patient cases.

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

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.

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


340 Anesthesia and Pain Management (Enteral techniques for conscious sedation — oral sedation) 

Type of Credit:  Lecture/Scientific   

Total Credit Hours:  1 hour  

Original release date: 12/17/2018


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
Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang

How can I meet my state’s requirements?

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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.