Course Description:

As practitioners who focus so much of our attention on our patients’ health, often we overlook some of the more obvious conditions that affect the masticatory system.  It is not hard to build a case that the study of respiratory disease should be a principal aspect of courses involving patient safety.

Furthermore, most practicing dentists are unaware that respiratory disease is by far the most common medical condition, as measured by prescription frequency (50,000), followed by diabetes (30,000), and then cardiovascular disease (28,000). In this informative and fast-moving online program, you will learn to understand, manage and maintain patients with conditions that deal with the respiratory system as a crucial part of your commitment to patient care with and without sedation.

This online course qualifies for 1 hour of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate once you have completed the program.

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.

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn one CE credit.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

Anthony S. Feck, DMD, your course instructor, will walk you through:

· Interpreting and understanding respiratory function tests
· Expanding your knowledge of the pulmonary function
· Case reports that will test your knowledge
· The do's and don’ts of treating patients with COPD
· Managing the most common respiratory emergencies

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

750 (Special Patient Care Dentistry for the medically compromised) – 1.5 hour

Total hours: 1.5 hour

Original release date: 4/20/2018
Reviewed/Updated: 12/24/2020

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?

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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.