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While tobacco use has decreased over the years, nicotine remains an addictive drug with a greater effect on the central nervous system (CNS) than caffeine, cocaine, or amphetamines. As a dental professional providing oral sedation to nicotine users – whether smoking, vaping, or dipping – it’s important to evaluate the usage and frequency to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for the patient.

Dr. Anthony Feck will share the assessment tools, risk, and treatment, based on the individual patient’s nicotine use. You’ll learn that the intensity of nicotine cravings can be more powerful than the sedation medications being administered, and how to instruct the patient accordingly on their use prior to treatment.   

1 CE hour

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This course will prepare you and your team to make starting and IV comfortable for patient and practitioner—whether you are personally administering the IV, or having someone else guide the needle.

Dr. Anthony Feck delivers key points to consider before and during the establishment of venipuncture and line, including how to find the best site for optimal results, as well as methods for adapting to unusual circumstances of physiology.

0.5 CE hour

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When it comes to the safety and efficacy of sedation, three of the most important subjects arguably include pharmacology, patient selection, and airway management. All three are tied intimately to patient safety, and pharmacology also has a great deal to do with sedation effectiveness.

Understanding the mechanisms of how drugs act, and how the body responds to their action are key to their safe and effective use.

Dr. Anthony Feck plunges into his favorite topic to share with you pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a wide range of sedative agents. You learn why and how they work; why some are better than others; and the methods used to reverse the effects of each.

2 CE hours

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Sedation patients often have extensive dental needs, and so our goal is to treat them with safety and efficacy. Because their care can be complex, it’s important to have a sequence of treatment as well as a thorough sedation workup and pre-sedation appointment.

In this presentation by Dr. Anthony Feck, you’ll learn the nine essential points to cover with your patient, from baseline vitals to medications and responsible companions to financial arrangements.

1.5 CE hours

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A dental professional’s ability to recognize the cautions and contraindications possible when providing oral sedation can make the difference between a good experience and a terrible one for everyone involved. Dr. Anthony Feck discusses the red flags you need to watch for when providing oral sedation and using its most commonly used medications.

1 CE hour

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Physicians often question why pediatric dentistry does not follow a medical model.  Instead of using nitrous only with multiple visits, why not provide a single visit with nitrous PLUS a safe, no memory, non-opioid drug protocol on manageable children?  As Dr. Roger Sanger explains in this online course, this protocol not only eliminates fear in children, it also reduces parental health care concerns of multiple office visits with the threat of infectious disease transmission. 

1.5 CE hours

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Oral sedation offers tremendous benefits to both patient and providing dentist. In the last two decades, its usage has grown significantly among general dentists. Still, many dentists distrust their ability to administer it properly. In this one hour CE course, Drs. Leslie Fang and Anthony Feck look at multiple complex but commonplace oral sedation cases. They clarify popular misconceptions and reinforce current best practices.

1 CE hour

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