Course Description:

Many kids and teens are still presenting with high caries rates, despite best efforts. The last thing busy parents want to hear is that their child needs several dental appointments. Learn how safe and effective minimal oral sedation can benefit not only the child or teen with multiple and/or advanced caries, but can also save time for patient, parent, dentist, and staff.

Join DOCS and esteemed faculty members, Dr. Roger Sanger, DDS, MS (lead pediatric instructor), Dr. Leslie Fang, MD, PhD, and anesthesiologist Dr. Steven Yun, MD, for this once-a-year program. Learn to diminish everyone’s stress by performing one-visit, no-memory sedation on pediatric patients requiring multiple visits. 

Earn 16 CE credits through a one-day in-person training that’s combined with an online pre-course.

Course Break Down:

This course is broken into two distinctive parts: pre-course work completed via online video modules you can watch at home or the office; and in-person lectures that will take place from 8am-5pm on August 23 at the InterContinental Hotel in Atlanta, GA. 

  • Pre-course Work (8HRS): Delivered via online video modules

  • In-person Event (8HRS): August 23, 2024 from 8am-5pm in Atlanta, GA

    • About the Hotel: InterContinental Hotels brings a new luxury lifestyle experience to Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead neighborhood. Elevate your stay with stylish rooms and suites, the 21st floor Club Lounge, The Americano restaurant, and Spa InterContinental with an adjoining fitness center and heated saltwater outdoor pool. Our luxury Buckhead hotel is a unique place to stay in the Atlanta metro area. Located just 19 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Course Objectives:

  • Understand the “Pedonomics” of sedation management for treating children and teens in the dental practice. 
  • Learn how minimal oral sedation that’s used safely and routinely in medical practices can be integrated into dental care for kids and teenagers.
  • Review routes and levels of pediatric oral sedation that can be successfully combined with nitrous and local injectable anesthesia.
  • Follow step-by-step sedation procedures and review actual case examples.
  • Learn the preemptive oral analgesia technique and use of buffering local anesthesia for more comfortable and quicker uptake.
  • Evaluate the airway for predetermination of case acceptance and patient monitoring during treatment.
  • Understand the financial arrangements and ADA CDT coding for all sedation procedures.
  • Design your physical office and staff for success in performing practice-based sedation.

About the Protocols: 

The “no-memory, no-opioid” protocols taught as part of this course have been clinically tested over 30 years by Dr. Sanger and have unprecedented safety, outstanding results, and no unnecessary complexity. Whether you’re a general dentist, specialist, or pediatric dentist, this program will help you develop a foundational skillset that allows you to safely and confidently use oral sedation on pediatric patients. Specific topics will include:

  • Childhood behavior and parental interaction.
  • Patient and parent selection for dental care with sedation.
  • Anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology.
  • Protective positioning and equipment for sedation.
  • Pediatric dental pharmacology.
  • Pediatric obesity and sedation.
  • Pediatric drug-drug interaction.
  • Airway rescue and management of emergencies.

Bring Your Team:

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. Whether assisting the doctor during the actual appointment or tending to the practical concerns of appointment scheduling and recordkeeping, a doctor cannot perform pediatric sedation without the help of his or her team. Thus, it's imperative your team members be knowledgeable about the pediatric sedation process to better serve the patient and the dentist.

"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

Each states differ in its pediatric sedation regulations. Visit to learn more, or all one of our course advisors to find out what your state requires.


Roger Sanger, DDS, MS: Dr. Sanger brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to DOCS Education as lead instructor for the pediatric sedation dentistry curriculum. In addition to his education, residency, and tenure at several top institutions around the country, Dr. Sanger is a successful dentist and businessman who has elevated pediatric dentistry through oral sedation. Having personally performed over 13,000 pediatric sedation cases, he understands the challenges, advantages, and value of sedation for all involved. 

Leslie Fang, MD, Ph.D.: As DOCS Education’s Medical Director, Dr. Fang plays an integral part in the development of the curriculum, providing the medical backbone in sedation. He is involved in the teaching of Oral Sedation Dentistry, Master Series in Sedation, Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, IV Sedation, and more.

Steve Yun, MD: Dr. Yun is a board-certified M.D. anesthesiologist whose mission is to bring the safety of hospital-grade anesthesia to the dental office. He performs complex anesthesia cases at Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego and the majority of his patients in dental offices are children. Dr. Yun is a member of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and is the medical consultant for DOCS Education.

Hours - AGD Code - Definition

1 - 010 Basic Science: Anatomy
2 - 010 Basic Science: Pharmacotherapeutics
1 - 010 Basic Science: Physiology
2.5 - 142 Electives:  Emergency Training / CPR
5 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management
2 - 433 Pediatric Dentistry: Behavior Management
2.5 - 434 Pediatric Dentistry: Management of Child Patient

Total hours: 16

Live Courses: If a course cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to the beginning session, you may 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 also choose to transfer to a future event within one year. Please contact your course advisor for more information.



Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang
Roger Sanger, DDS, MS
Roger Sanger, DDS, MS
Dr. Steve Yun
Dr. Steve Yun



Atlanta, GA skyline
August 23-24, 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.