Course Description:

Introducing the Oral Sedation Recertification program from DOCS Education, created to help you expand your skill set, increase protocols, and maintain your state’s sedation dentistry recertification requirements. Half-day live lecture can be completed in one morning, either online or in person!

Choose your format:

In Person

  • October 28, 2023 in Costa Mesa, CA

Interactive (((Live))) Streaming

  • October 7, 2023
  • February 24, 2024
  • May 18, 2024
  • October 5, 2024


Provide your patients with the highest level of care through up-to-date knowledge of sedation techniques, risk assessment, and emergency management. You must meet recertification qualifications if your state requires you to obtain a permit to offer Oral Conscious Sedation (Minimal Sedation or Moderate Enteral Sedation) and the DOCS program can meet that need.

Sedation dentistry is an evolving field this course completely updates and refreshes attendees on the pharmacology, best practices, and proven DOCS Education protocols you require for recertification – and to maintain your patients’ safety.

You'll receive 4 hours of online pre-course study followed by a 4-hour lecture on Saturday morning, either via our Interactive (((Live))) Streaming platform platform or in-person at one of our live events, fulfilling a total of 8 CE credit hours.

Oral Sedation Recertification Training Includes:

  • Discuss recent advances in oral conscious sedation techniques and industry standards.
  • Update patient assessment protocols based on new medical criteria.
  • Reexamine the best sedative for each patient based on the latest drugs and their interactions.
  • Get current on the Standard of Care doctrine for monitoring.
  • Stay updated on the latest guidelines and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Learn a dental response to COVID-19.

Taught by world-class educators – Leslie Fang, MD, PhD, and Anthony Feck DMD – this adult oral sedation course will fulfill your state’s recertification conditions. You’ll experience a unique educational experience that is enriching, stimulating, and will ultimately result in improved patient confidence and satisfaction.

Now as an added bonus, you'll get access to the MASTER THE NEW ADA ANTIBIOTIC GUIDELINES free with your registration.

The online content covers 5 critical sedation topics. The live portion focuses on complex case studies.  This course can be combined with Advanced Cardiac Life Support recertification when attending live, in-person events, providing maximum efficiency of time. See our ACLS recertification page for more information.

  • Interactive (((Live))) Streaming* courses are held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT).
  • Live, in-person event courses are held Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Both Doctor and team members have pre-course materials unique to their roles.

This Interactive (((Live))) Streaming option is best for dentists practicing in: AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT GA HI ID IL IN KS KY MA MD ME MN MO MS ND NE NH OK OR RI SC TN TX UT VA WA WI

Some states require a full-day program. If you are practicing in: DE FL IA LA MI MT NC NJ NM NV NY OH PA SD VT WV WY, speak with one of our Course Advisors on what we can offer you. 

This course requires an active sedation permit or previous attendance at Adult Oral Sedation Dentistry, Light Sedation: N2O and Oral Sedatives or IV Sedation Certification
Technical Requirements: A desktop or laptop computer with audio and video capabilities linked to a high-speed Internet connection to view the presentations.  A mobile device to access the interactive event polling technology.

Why Should I Bring My Team?

Bringing your team to a DOCS event is an investment in the healthy longevity of your sedation practice. When your team is fully engaged and on board with implementing oral sedation in your practice, success is virtually guaranteed.

What are the Team Benefits?

IMPLEMENTATION BECOMES A BREEZE. Team members learn firsthand everything necessary to implement oral sedation dentistry, resulting in a seamless rollout of services once they return to the office.

CREATES AN EVEN HIGHER QUALITY OF CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS. Learning the sedation process from beginning to end empowers your team to be fully invested and confidently answer patient questions.

ENGENDERS TEAM OWNERSHIP AND PRIDE. Giving your team the tools they need to accomplish the tasks assigned to them creates a powerful sense of ownership.

STRENGTHENS COMPANY CULTURE AND FOSTERS TEAM BUILDING. Attending a seminar as a team nurtures collaborative team building, inspires shared excitement, and fortifies company culture.


The Payoff

After just one cumulative day, you’ll return to your practice with a renewed confidence in your oral sedation mastery, a deeper sense of professional satisfaction, and fresh inspiration to continue in the service of your patients and community.

DOCS Education, an AGD/PACE-approved provider since 2000, is the nation’s premier educator of safe sedation dentistry protocols, having trained more than 24,000 dentists.

Dentists and their team members consistently rank DOCS Education seminars among the best training opportunities out there.

"As a doctor who has countless hours of CE, the thing that impressed me most was not that the information was communicated in a fun and professional way, but that it was effectively communicated in a fun and professional way."
Chad Latino, DDS
"Attending DOCS Education courses has made me a better dentist and transformed my career."
Dr. Rich Gesker

Register now and join the tens of thousands of other respected dentists who have incorporated our training into making oral sedation a successful part of their dental practice.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here.



During this 1-day recertification course, you'll expand on your knowledge of sedation pharmacology, and airway management, case selection, and monitoring.


  • Case studies combining complex medical conditions and the dentistry needed to be performed
  • Nine crucial safety provisions (80, 92) critical for both patient and practitioner
  • Five key airway management techniques
  • Methods to readily increase or decrease the level of sedation (83)
  • Techniques to assess patient variability and ensure best drug choice (66, 69)
  • Advanced treatment planning for neglected mouths
  • Interactive polling throughout the course to help you retain knowledge
  • Procedures for assessing which patients are appropriate for sedation (101, 113)
  • How to use pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to select a drug that meets your individual patient's needs (97, 130)
  • Four simple, yet mandatory, dismissal criteria to help you stop worrying and ensure your patient is safe (143)

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

"I brought some of the team with me, including two hygienists and our assistant manager—all of whom are extremely reluctant to try new things. I sat at lunch today listening with amazement as they told me what we need to do to implement this in our practice! Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I will be sending the rest of the team to this course!"

- Karen Harriman, DDS

DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit to learn more.

(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)

8 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management

TOTAL: 8 hours (lecture)  

If a course cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to the beginning session, you will receive a refund minus $500. $400 of that amount may be applied to a future course within 1 year. If you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, no refund will be issued. You may choose to transfer to a future event within one year for a fee of $100. Please contact your course advisor for more information.

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 by DOCS Education’s full-time regulatory counsel with a brief outline of the latest sedation legislation by state and province. DOCS Members receive a comprehensive regulatory reference sheet for their location and access to the regulatory counsel. Contact one of our course advisers with any questions or visit our course listings to see upcoming classes.

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Dr. Anthony Feck
Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang


October 06-07, 2023
February 23-24, 2024
May 17-18, 2024
October 04-05, 2024

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.