Course Description:

This online course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours. Members and Trial members get free access for the first 60 days.

In November 2020, Oregon legalized the use of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and micro-dosing of LSD. Marijuana use is legal in 25 states and counting. With the rapid increase of state laws allowing certain recreational drug use as well as the ongoing use of illegal substances, the dental team providing safe and effective sedation must have a working knowledge of the medications their patients are taking, with or without medical supervision.

Presented by DOCS Education and Dr. Anthony Feck, this timely and informative program will review some of the most common recreational drugs – from alcohol to LSD – and their impact on delivering sedation dentistry. A Q&A session from the original recording follows for additional insights.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the four basic categories of recreational drugs
  • The two types of interactions between alcohol and sedation medications – and their potential consequences
  • Review the increasingly legal use of marijuana for recreational and medical use in the U.S.
  • The impact of marijuana on sedation and treatment protocols to overcome it
  • Learn the potency of fentanyl compared to morphine and heroin
  • Oral and IV sedation protocols for the patient taking fentanyl for medical reasons
  • The pharmacology of methamphetamines and why it’s highly addictive
  • The practice of micro-dosing LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)
  • Determine the pattern and time frame of LSD use prior to sedation
  • Psilocybin (mushrooms), a naturally occurring psychedelic gaining legal ground in recent years
  • The use of Ketamine in treating psychiatric disorders


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. All sales are final.

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 1.5 CE credit.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

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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.