Course Description:

This online course is worth 1 CE.

A dental professional’s ability to recognize the cautions and contraindications possible when providing oral sedation can make the difference between a good experience and a terrible one for everyone involved. There are many tools that can help you create a safe environment for your practice and patients. Now you can know what’s available and how to integrate the right tools into your practice.

Dr. Anthony Feck discusses the red flags you need to watch for when providing oral sedation and using its most commonly used medications. You’ll detect key components of patient assessment, compromised airway and you’ll learn the most essential tool for identifying drug interactions.


  • Define overdose
  • Recognize the negative effects of benzodiazepine use over long periods
  • Identify conditions that compromise an airway
  • Understand contraindications for oral sedation
  • Identify red flags to delivering oral sedation

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 one CE credit.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

Roger G. Sanger DDS, MS“ With the proliferation of drug therapy in our pediatric population, it is essential that dental practitioners understand the interaction of these drugs with the drugs that dentists administer and prescribe for children and teenagers. Thus, the Lexicomp digital system of researching these drug-drug interaction is not only essential but also mandatory for standard of care in today’s dental practice. I “use it” and “I teach it” I recommend that every practitioner have it and use it in their practice.”

Carol Wilson, DMD "I work in a practice with an aging population who present with polypharmacy. We perform a great deal of sedation cases each week. Lexicomp is a critical part of our daily operations. A Lexicomp drug interaction analysis is run prior to any sedation. I also use it before prescribing antibiotics to those who have multiple allergies to drugs or for those patients who alert me that their medications create interactions with several antibiotics the patient cannot remember. One of my favorite features is the analysis with the patient's medications and our local anesthetics, as daily, this is a dentist's major concern. Lexicomp provides me with the peace of mind that I am well informed before providing treatment to a patient."

Anthony Feck, DMD "We depend on Lexi-Comp every day for trusted, up to date, vital information on medications our patients are taking to help us better plan for their treatment, and avoid potentially dangerous drug interactions. I can't think of any software product I use that gives me a better return on investment"

Jerry Wellbrock, DMD I would like to emphasize the importance of using Lexicomp not only for myself but for the safety of my patients. While I initially started using Lexicomp many years ago primarily with my sedation patients, today I find that I am using Lexicomp for several of my patients everyday. I have many senior patients who are taking multiple medications and it is impossible to keep up on all of these as they seem to come out daily with new drugs that I have never heard of or can keep up with all the needed information. I greatly appreciate that Lexicomp is updated instantly when these newer drug appear or when the information on even the older drugs is changing. I have looked at a few other online pharmaceutical apps but in my opinion Lexicomp is one of the most complete and easiest to use giving me rapid and complete information. Highly recommend.


340 Anesthesia and Pain Management – 1.0 hour

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?

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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.

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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.