IV Sedation Recertification


Proven, safe and effective

Medicine and dentistry are always evolving. Our IV Recertification course will help you keep your skills on the cutting edge.

There are many advantages of attending the IV Recertification course, including the following:

  • New science – Learn up-to-date science and protocols that you can immediately apply in your practice
  • One-on-one instruction – Participate in one-on-one emergency training using SimMan®
  • Critical safety training – Refresh your safety skills using high-fidelity patient simulators
  • Real-life applications – Review IV case selection and protocols through real-life case studies

Refresh Your IV Sedation Dentistry Skills

IV sedation dentistry is a proven, safe and effective way to help patients—including those with high anxiety or those with physical responses including gagging or difficulty getting numb.

Course material includes a review of the science behind IV sedation along with a look at new protocols. Other key topics include the following:

  • Neurophysiology
  • Patient selection and evaluation(118)
  • Respiratory and cardiovascular anatomy and physiology(117)
  • Pharmacology(161)
  • Nitrous oxide analgesia(77, 91, 114)
  • Local anesthetic review(147)
  • Patient monitoring
  • Airway management(117)
  • Emergency preparedness(102)
  • Venipuncture and IV access
  • Intravenous drug administration
  • Medical and legal aspects of anesthesia administration

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"Just do it—that's what I'd say to other dentists about signing up for this course—you'll gain the knowledge, confidence and teamwork to improve your practice and make your whole team feel great about helping your patients."

— Dr. Craig Rubinoff

Sign up now, and stay up-to-date on the latest advances in IV sedation.

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    Course Details

    Students in the IV Recertification course gain valuable, targeted, clinically-relevant information that can quickly be put to use.

    Course Objectives: Overview

    • Expand the number of protocols in your arsenal to maximize treatment effectiveness
    • Reduce risk for both your patients and your practice with hands-on airway management and emergency training
    • Do away with guesswork by thoroughly exploring proper case selection, management and protocols using real-life case studies
    • Refresh venipuncture skills utilizing practice model arms to start an IV line
    • Reacquaint yourself with the most commonly used IV medications(84, 91, 161), and learn about new drugs on the market
    Day One
    • Discuss the pharmacology of anesthetic agents
    • Study airway evaluation and management
    • Review cardiac rhythm
    • Learn the keys to proper patient selection(118)
    • Get hands-on airway training
    Day Two
    • Discuss pharmacology (continued)
    • Learn the essentials of monitoring you patients
    • Discover new and useful products
    • Update your knowledge with the latest protocols
    • Review and practice venipuncture
    • Discuss sedation complications
    • Review morbidity and mortality case examples(97, 118)
    • Practice crisis skills in simulated emergencies
  • Locations

    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 05/18/2018 – 05/20/2018
    Times: 7:30am-5pm
    Meals: Light Breakfast, Lunch

    Location Information

    Location: The Eaglewood Resort and Spa
    Closest Airport: Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

    Hotel Information

    Hotel: The Eaglewood Resort and Spa
    1401 Nordic Road
    Itasca, IL 60143
    Phone: 877-285-6150

    Cost: $159/night + tax
    To claim group rate call, and mention “DOCS Education group rate” to a hotel reservation team. Group rate discount cut-off date of February 25th, 2018.

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  • Why should I bring my team? Do they need to be certified to offer IV sedation dentistry?

    "I brought some of the team with me, including two hygienists and our assistant manager—all of whom are extremely reluctant to try new things. I sat at lunch today listening with amazement as they told me what we need to do to implement this in our practice! Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I will be sending the rest of the team to this course!" - Karen Harriman, DDS

    DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit www.SedationRegulations.com to learn more.

    In most dental offices team members play an essential role. It's imperative that they be knowledgeable about the process to better serve the patient and the dentist.

  • Faculty

    Anthony Feck, DMD – Dr. Anthony S. Feck graduated with high distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where he received numerous awards for scholastic excellence. Soon after his graduation in 1983, Dr. Feck was appointed Associate Professor of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry at his alma mater. He has been in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky since completing his education.

    Leslie Fang, MD, PhD – Dr. Leslie Shu-Tung Fang is a world-renowned physician, educator, businessman and speaker with an impressive portfolio of accomplishments. Repeatedly honored as one of "America's Top Doctors" and "The Best Doctors of Boston," Dr. Fang maintains an active practice in internal medicine and nephrology in Boston. At the same time, he also serves as a lead instructor at Harvard Medical School, and he has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching.

    Jim Bovia, EMT – Jim Bovia is a licensed paramedic who has worked in the field for more than 25 years. In addition to dental teams, he trains medical doctors, nurses, firefighters, paramedics, and other EMTs. Jim has been a member of the DOCS Education adjunct faculty for the past eight years. Based in Michigan, he is the son of John Bovia, a respected member of the DOCS faculty for many years. The Bovia Family operate Life Support Services, Inc., in Ann Arbor, MI. Life Support Services has been teaching advanced life support courses since it was founded in 1983.

    Jerome Wellbrock, DMD, MAGD – Jerome P. Wellbrock, DMD, MAGD is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and the current owner of Northern Kentucky Dental Medicine, PLLC. He has been a member of the AGD and ADA for over 30 years and has held positions of president at the Northern Kentucky Dental Society and L.D. Pankey Study Club of Kentucky. Dr. Wellbrock is also a past vice president of the Kentucky Dental Association.

  • Does insurance cover IV Sedation?

    Many dental insurance carriers will pay for sedation. Again, there is wide variability in this area.

  • Can I say "sleep dentistry" in my advertising?

    NO. A general anesthesia permit is required before you can say "sleep dentistry" in your advertising. An I.V. permit only authorizes you to administer conscious sedation or moderate sedation, depending in which state you practice. In those states, it would be proper to say "sedation dentistry" instead.

  • Where can I meet requirements?

    To learn more about DOCS Education's wide range of courses visit our Continuing Education section or www.SedationRegulations.com, which lists the latest regulatory developments. We particularly encourage membership in DOCS Education, which offers round-the-clock personal attention from the nation's leading legal authority on dental regulations.

  • AGD PACE-approved

    All DOCS Education programs are AGD PACE-approved courses.

  • Who is DOCS Education?

    DOCS Education consists of over 3,000 members committed to offering safe dentistry to all patients, including those suffering from anxiety. DOCS Education graduates have safely treated an estimated 2 million patients across the United States and Canada. Since it's estimated around 30 percent of people fear the dentist, many individuals remain to be helped. That's why DOCS Education frequently updates its courses and information.