Course Description:

One out of eight Americans is diabetic, and over 100 million are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. This diagnosis can impact dental treatment options, so what are the protocols for providing sedation dentistry to these patients as well as those with hypertension?

DOCS Education and world-renowned physician, educator, and businessman, Dr. Leslie Fang, MD, PhD, present a timely program on oral sedation dentistry and the implications for diabetic and hypertensive patients. The informative, interactive course is a segment of the Master Series: Advanced Sedation and discusses specific case studies plus multiple-choice polls of previous attendees.

This online course qualifies for 1 hour of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate upon completion.

Course Objectives:

Upon review of case studies for treating ASAIII+ patients with diabetes and hypertension, plus completion of a competency course in enteral sedation, the dentist will understand:

Part One

  • Differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and how common they are.
  • Specific medical information you’ll need to help evaluate diabetic patients for sedation dentistry.
  • The adequacy of control over HgA1c levels.
  • Considerations, cardiovascular concerns, and contraindications regarding diabetic medications (oral hypoglycemics) patients may be taking for their condition.
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents: which are safe?
  • The use of continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps to manage sedation patients.
  • How to medically manage and treat patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Part Two

  • Evaluating the patient with hypertension.
  • The impact of the new ACC/AHA Guidelines.
  • The implication of hypertension for the dental office.
  • The sedation protocols for specific stages of high blood pressure.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here.

Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, a computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles.

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

You can download this course and watch it anywhere using the DOCS APP. Get it on Google Play or the Apple Store.

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

750 Special Patient Care (Dentistry for the medically compromised) - 1 hour

Total hours:  1 hour  

Original release date: 11/5/2019

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



Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang

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