Course Description:

This course is a two-hour video lecture. You’ll earn two hours of CE credit upon completion.

What type of sedation should a dentist use when treating a patient? For minimal sedation cases, the answer is usually determined by the state board. Regulations restrict treatment options.

Still, treatment, properly understood, encompasses more than drug choice. To successfully administer minimal sedation, a dentist needs to plan accordingly. This includes the pre-appointment routine, pre-treatment observations, patient monitoring, and follow-up.

In this course, Dr. Anthony Feck walks you through five minimal sedation protocols. He shows you the drugs needed for each protocol and the reason for their inclusion. He discusses the misunderstandings patients often have about sedation and how you can reframe their thinking. You’ll also watch him administer sedation personally from his office, through a time-lapse camera.

Course Objectives:
Attendees will learn:

  • What sedation “failure” looks like
  • An easy way to visualize the sedation spectrum
  • Why “overqualification” provides you with an operating advantage
  • How body mass index affects drug response
  • Why obese patients require higher doses of diazepam
  • Why sedation cannot cure patients of anxiety (and doesn’t need to)
  • Why bigger is usually better with minimal sedation protocol
  • When to plan for patient interaction complications
  • How to determine appropriate dosage levels of Triazolam
  • Why it’s OK to have patients leave the office sedated
  • When to check a diabetic patient’s blood sugar
  • How to capitalize on the placebo effect
  • The real purpose behind patient follow-up calls

… and more.


Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 2 CE credits.

Take this first step on your sedation dentistry journey.

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.

This course requires an active sedation permit or previous attendance at Adult Oral Sedation Dentistry, Light Sedation: N2O and Oral Sedatives, Master Series – Advanced Sedation, IV Sedation Certification or IV Sedation Recertification.

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management) – 2 hours

Total hours: 2 hours

Original release date: 4/10/2019


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?

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.