Each year, tens of thousands of highly fearful patients seek a trustworthy sedation dentist with the appropriate background, training, and experience. These patients turn to SedationCare.com for instant connection to a DOCS member in their area.
Your listing on this popular sedation provider search website is an exclusive privilege accorded to DOCS Education members as a testament to their commitment to dental excellence, education, and public service.
While every DOCS Education member is entitled to a listing on SedationCare.com (and to the gratitude of the new patients who will connect with them), Gold Members receive a premium listing — including top billing in a larger geographic area search and an optional professional headshot that helps fearful patients feel more comfortable about contacting you.
When individuals come together striving for a common goal, it forges a sense of community; the same cohesion enjoyed year-round by DOCS Education members.
Although our members live in different locations and don’t “compete” against other teams, we do bond and work for the success of one another and our patients as if we were teammates.
The glue that binds us is EliteDOCS Forum, a members-only online platform that connects dentists to one another – and to our world-class faculty – 24/7. There are always friendly and knowledgeable fellow dentists online who are happy to respond to requests for advice and support.
Do you have pharmacology, protocol, practice management, equipment/drug, or regulatory questions you’d like answered? You’ll find help and a vast library of actual case studies on EliteDOCS.
You’ll also enjoy having the opportunity to share your expertise and experience with other members who are in need of advice.
EliteDOCS is a secure, safe forum designed just for you.
One of the most highly prized privileges of DOCS Education membership is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that if you have a patient in the chair and face a quandary about what to do next, a member of our esteemed faculty is just a phone call away.
Our members-only telephone hotline enables you to quickly connect with one of our on-call faculty experts who helps teach and update the protocols taught by DOCS Education for safe sedation dentistry.
With superior training and strong peer-to-peer networking, most DOCS Education members will never need this assistance, but like auto or fire insurance, it’s great to know you’re covered should the unexpected ever arise.
We need a full-time attorney because the national dental guidelines, federal policies, and state-by-state regulations are so fluid it would be next to impossible for practicing dentists to stay current with the myriad of rules that apply to them.
Many dentists have legal questions concerning the following:
- Your state’s training
- Licensing and permit requirements
- Standard-of-care protocols and equipment requirements
- Patient complaints
- Dental board investigations
- Advertising standards
John Bitting will provide you definitive, clear-cut answers to all of the above.
Best of all, while non-members may have to wait days or even weeks when they ask their state dental board for clarification, John’s response is always prompt and concise.
At our core, we are educators, whose focus first and foremost is on patient safety.
Our “classrooms” include hotel conference rooms, universities, dental offices, and websites. We offer live in-person lectures, video instruction, timely publications and white papers, and a vast archive of other educational materials.
Wherever they are, whenever they have time, our members can tap into a wealth of rewarding proprietary continuing education opportunities.
All of our courses are distinctive; renowned for their instructional methods that include active engagement, rigorous learning, curricula that have been refined and polished by real-world application, and a splash of fun to ensure that what we teach is memorable, actionable, and enjoyable.
DOCS Education is an AGD PACE-approved education provider. All of our featured courses offer CE credits that help fulfill your state’s requirements in addition to any specialized training that is necessary to obtain or renew state-by-state sedation permits. (Always check your state dental board regulations to verify the latest requirements.)
When you complete a DOCS Education class, you will recall what you learned. Moreover, our courses are designed so you can begin applying your newfound knowledge immediately.
Individually, each of the DOCS Education instructors who teach our live and video courses is a highly accomplished dentist. Collectively, our faculty rises to a league of their own; unequaled for their knowledge, experience, teaching talents, and – most importantly – effectiveness.
In short, they teach what they practice.
Since 1999, DOCS Education courses have earned the distinction of featuring America’s Best Dental Faculty.
DOCS Education members are always first in line to receive invitations to participate in the wide variety of in-person and online courses we provide, including many at special members-only tuition pricing.
Watch your member dashboard at DOCSEducation.com, as well as your monthly members-only newsletter, DOCS Community Digest, for regular notices of special webinars; free team-training courses; and our exciting new DINNER with DOCS™ lecture series and networking events.
Our Core Curriculum Includes:
Adult Oral Sedation Dentistry
- Oral Sedation Recertification
- Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
- Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Recertification
- Advanced Pediatric Airway Management
- DALS® Dental Advanced Life Support (ACLS)
- ACLS Recertification
- Adult Singe-Dose Sedation and Nitrous Oxide
- Minimal Sedation Recertification (N2O)
- IV Sedation Certification
- IV Sedation Recertification
- Advanced Sedation
Simply by maintaining your active membership in DOCS Education, you are signaling your patients and peers that you are among the best-trained and most highly motivated members of our profession.
All members are eligible for consideration for our “Best in the Nation Sedation Dentist” honors recognition, a designation our faculty and staff confer on fewer than 1-in-every-200 of our course alumni.
In addition, DOCS Education bestows on its most-dedicated members the distinguished Fellow [FDOCS] or Diplomate [DDOCS] title, awarded for completing exceptional course and clinical work. These dentists are widely recognized as the “elite of the elite.”
DOCS Education membership does much more than monitor national and state-wide dental guidelines and regulations. We work pro-actively to help shape them.
From its founding, DOCS Education members have fought to reduce unnecessary regulation and interference from special interest groups that raise the cost of dental care without benefiting patients.
Access to care is a top DOCS Education priority, as we are pledged to make quality dental care available to as many people as possible.
DOCS Education officers regularly enlist dentists from the ranks of our members to meet with state dental examiners and other regulators to promote the science of safe sedation dentistry. Annually, our officers and many members attend the national conventions of major dental groups to serve as ambassadors of sedation dentistry.
We’re so proud that DOCS Education members travel the nation and the world to provide pro-bono dental care and participate in other volunteer programs.
That is not to understate the thousands of hours a year collectively that our members donate to needy patients right in their very own communities.
DOCS Education courses and membership programs are specifically designed to encourage lifelong dedication to public service.
DOCS Education Concierge Services
The DOCS Education Membership Loyalty Team consists of a full-time veteran staff that is available to help you get the most out of your membership.
Our loyalty team can recommend appropriate courses for you and your staff; explain features of our members-only dashboard and web content; help you connect with one of our faculty members to obtain one-on-one advice; and ensure you receive members-only savings on our courses and equipment.
Get to know one of our loyalty team professionals at 855-767-7583. How can we be of service?