IV Sedation

Oregon Health & Science University and DOCS Education have partnered to offer this IV Sedation Certification course. This dynamic program provides clinicians with the knowledge and clinical skills to properly select and safely administer effective intravenous minimal and moderate conscious sedation in an outpatient dental setting. This course includes 60 hours of didactic instruction and clinical instruction with at least 20 patient experiences; it also satisfies U.S. and Canadian requirements for IV sedation.


  • Learn to safely and effectively administer minimal and moderate IV sedation
  • Master patient evaluation, assessment and selection
  • Understand the pharmacology of sedation medications
  • Recognize and manage medical emergencies associated with sedation
  • Demonstrate parenteral and enteral techniques

Get up-to-date training on IV Sedation to renew your permit or learn more about providing this service at your practice. Participants will learn current, clinically-relevant minimal and moderate sedation skills and protocols that are specifically customized for dental care.


  • Learn fresh protocols and the science of new medications
  • Get hands-on, one-on-one emergency training using SimMan®
  • Sharpen venipuncture skills using practice model arms
  • Understand proper IV case selection and protocols through real-life studies

This course is specifically designed for New Jersey dentists. It meets the 20-hour renewal requirements for the IV (PCS) permit by the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry. In-person and online classroom components provide a nuanced and comprehensive education. Learn about the science behind IV sedation, while receiving one-on-one instruction, critical safety training and more with this custom-tailored curriculum.