Course Description:

This online course qualifies for 1.5 hours of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate upon completion.

New prescription drugs are consistently introduced to the market. With almost half of Americans taking at least one type of medication, it’s critical to patient safety to familiarize yourself with new drugs and their guidelines when interacting with sedation medication.

In this course presented by DOCS Education Medical Director, Leslie Fang, MD, PhD, he discusses the new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) that are effectively being prescribed in place of Coumadin, and the guidelines for determining dental management when they’re in use. He’ll also address new antiplatelet agents beyond Plavix and aspirin, as well as managing patients with double antiplatelet therapy. 


  • Meet the new oral anticoagulants: Pradaxa, Xarelto, Eliquis and Savaysa
  • Recognize each drug’s factors and interactions with sedation dentistry
  • Learn the antiplatelet agents beyond Plavix and baby aspirin
  • Determine the bleeding risk with NOACs and antiplatelet agents
  • Identify the drugs that are safe, and the ones to avoid  

Register today to reserve your spot in this valuable online course.

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.



(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management: Pharmacotherapeutics) – 1.5 hour

Original release date: 5/29/2020



Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang

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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.