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All dentists who administer oral conscious sedation want to keep their patients comfortable, happy, and safe. To reach those goals, dentists must understand the dynamics of each drug they administer. That is, they must know how the drug interacts with receptors in the body and the location of those receptors.

In this 1 hour CE course, Dr. Feck explains how basic chemistry determines the effects of a drug. He uses a popular sedative as an example to show the path it travels to bind with a receptor, turn it on, and boost the effect of a naturally-occurring chemical. He discusses chemistry again to reveal how the body’s composition changes the dynamics of a drug.

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According to statistics, during your dental career, you will experience two or more medical emergencies in your practice. During this 90-minute course, Dr. Jerry Wellbrock will discuss how to handle medical emergencies in your practice. He will share the techniques used to sustain the patient’s life, along with what it felt like to be in charge of a medical emergency coordinated with local EMS. This course is worth 1.5 CE.

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As the country ages, sedation dentists are facing new challenges; patients have more diseases, take more prescription drugs, and carry more surgical implants. In this 3 module 4 hour CE course, Drs. Fang and Feck show you how to assess patients accurately so you can safely treat them.
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Laryngospasm is a sudden laryngeal and glottic contracture that makes it difficult for a patient to speak or breathe. During this 90-minute presentation, Allan Schwartz, DDS, CRNA and Sedation Consultant, will thoroughly review the anatomy of the airway and the protective mechanisms the human body has in place to safeguard the airway. After a triggering episode, the vocal cords can strongly spasm, and can partially or completely close off any efforts of inspiration and expiration. This course is worth 1.5 CE.

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The relief of pain is among the primary goals of any health practitioner. Along with the inventions of modern forms of pain relief have come a renewed attention and appreciation for established ones, for example, nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation. This odorless and colorless gas was first used in dentistry in the mid-1800s. As taught by the Dean of DOCS Education’s faculty, Anthony Feck, DMD in this one hour CE lecture, you’ll gain an overview in “Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation for Adults and Children” of why this tool remains a mainstay of dental and medical practice.
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Is there such a thing as “profitless prosperity?” Unfortunately, for dentists who serve children, there is, says Dr. Roger Sanger, DDS, MS. He sees the condition afflicting far too many general dentists: full schedules but low margins. In this course, Dr. Sanger discusses the demographics and culture of today’s pediatric population, why there is a caries crisis, and what current trends say about tomorrow’s viability for staying in business. Worth 1.5 CE.
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This one CE hour course will introduce you to the rapidly growing space of digital dentistry and implantology. Learn how state-of-the-art digital dental technology allows every dentist – regardless of the size of their practice – to manufacture inexpensive, high-quality, fully guided surgical guides right in their own office. Whether you place implants on a weekly basis or only occasionally, you’ll discover how you can do it with much greater ease, precision, safety, and patient satisfaction.
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