Course Description:

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

An informed medical evaluation is critical for determining risk factors when sedating dental patients. In this information-packed course presented by Dr. Steve Yun, MD, an anesthesiologist and medical consultant for DOCS Education, you’ll learn the significance of a comprehensive pre-sedation evaluation for optimal patient care and safety.

Dr. Yun will discuss the importance of reviewing the patient’s physical assessment and health history, as well as medical and behavioral disorders in case selection criteria. He’ll share the guidelines and risk factors for accepting and treating sedation patients with respiratory factors, psychiatric conditions, hypertension, cardiac conditions, and more.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand ASA Classification as applied to sedation patients.
  • Review Mallampati score and Brodsky classification tools for evaluation.
  • Learn additional factors that can affect airway anatomy.
  • Discuss the considerations for higher respiratory risk in sedation patients.
  • Review guidelines for COVID-19 and sedation.
  • Learn the case-by-case evaluation of neurologic diseases and psychiatric conditions.
  • Understand heart conditions including:
    • Murmurs
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)
    • Hypertension
  • Determine the preferred method for measuring blood pressure.
  • Review guidelines for recognizing and managing emergency hypertensive crises.



Scientific support and additional resources are available here.


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.


Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 1.5 CE credits.

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

340 Anesthesia and Pain Management-1.5 hours

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




Dr. Steve Yun
Dr. Steve Yun

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.