Courses

Courses

Learning how to identify whether a patient is a good candidate for oral sedation dentistry is one of the most basic and important steps in practicing safe and effective oral sedation. This course 2-hour CE course will help you build confidence in your patient assessment abilities.

2 CE hours

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Interested in learning if IV Sedation, with or without oral sedation, would be a good fit for your practice?  This powerful Introduction to IV Sedation will provide you an understanding of why IV is a modality worth considering on behalf of your patients.

Introduction to IV Sedation course covers the basics of choosing the IV route of administration.

1 CE hour

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At present, few dentists use a cardiac monitor when administering IV sedation. The reason? Discomfort—dentist discomfort! Many dentists lack confidence in their ability to read an EKG or interpret a heart rhythm. It’s for this reason that Dr. Leslie Fang, in this one hour CE lecture, is teaching the proper use of an EKG as it pertains to sedation dentistry. In short, it’s not as complex as you might have thought and it’s too important to neglect.

1 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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Complications can and will arise from IV sedation. Will you be ready to handle unusual or unexpected situations safely and professionally, and achieve the best outcome? Thousands of cases have given DOCS Education the documentation and experience you can learn from to handle the unusual. Dr. Anthony Feck covers local and systemic obstacles that may occur. You’ll learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of the problem, identify the cause, and manage the appropriate response. Dr. Feck will also discuss preventative measures to add to your safety guidelines. This is worth 1 CE.
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The history of anesthesia in dentistry includes morbidity and mortality, and that has prompted dentists to seek alternatives to the usual modalities. The profession looks for shorter-acting agents, reversal drugs, monitoring, and other means to minimize poor outcomes. Dr. Anthony Feck will explain the challenges to historical recording, defining, and claim submission.

0.5 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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