Oral Sedation Recertification

$1,289.00

Maintain Your Permit and Keep Your Skills Current

You want to provide your patients with the safest, most-advanced, comprehensive care available. Plus, if your state requires you to obtain a permit to offer Adult Oral Conscious Sedation, you must meet your state’s recertification qualifications.

This course, taught by our distinguished faculty*, will fulfill your state’s recertification conditions and deliver a unique educational experience that is at once enriching, stimulating, and fun.

Our one-day class fulfills 7 ½ CE credit hours and completely updates and refreshes attendees on the pharmacology and proven DOCS Education oral sedation protocols that you must have to keep your patients safe. What we’ll cover includes:

  • Patient assessment techniques
  • Airway management
  • The latest science of sedation
  • Treatment planning
  • Equipment

The Payoff

After just one day, you’ll return to your practice with a renewed confidence in your oral sedation mastery, a deeper sense of professional satisfaction, and fresh inspiration to continue in the service of your patients and community.

DOCS Education, an AGD/Pace-approved provider since 2000, is the nation’s premiere educator of safe sedation dentistry protocols, having trained more than 22,000 dentists.

Dentists and their team members consistently rank DOCS Education seminars among the best training opportunities out there.

"As a doctor who has countless hours of CE, the thing that impressed me most was not that the information was communicated in a fun and professional way, but that it was effectively communicated in a fun and professional way."
- Chad Latino, DDS
"Attending DOCS Education courses has made me a better dentist and transformed my career."
- Dr. Rich Gesker

Register now and join the tens of thousands of other respected dentists who have incorporated our training into making oral sedation a successful part of their dental practice.

* The San Diego course on June 29th will be taught exclusively by Dr. Anthony S. Feck, Dean of Faculty.

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    Course Details

    During this 1-day recertification course you'll review the critical psychology of the sedation patient, expand on your knowledge of sedation pharmacology, and practice airway management and monitoring.

    You can choose to take Day One or Day Two of OSD at certain locations.

    Day One

    • Serving the needs of patients with more than just Valium (145, 146)
    • Nine crucial safety provisions (80, 92) critical for both patient and practitioner
    • Five key airway management techniques
    • Methods to readily increase or decrease the level of sedation (83, 87)
    • Techniques to assess patient variability and ensure best drug choice (66, 69)
    • Interactive polling throughout the course to help you retain knowledge
    • Advanced treatment planning for neglected mouths
    • Procedures for assessing which patients are appropriate for sedation (101, 113)
    • How to use pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to select a drug that meets your individual patient's needs (97, 130)
    • What to look for, what to expect and how to adjust for the unusual

    Day Two

    • Traditional single-dose and new incremental-dose protocols (80)
    • An innovative (and stress-free) approach to learning pharmacology including absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (11, 161)
    • Clinical staff training focuses upon proper documentation and patient monitoring before, during and after a sedation appointment (72)
    • Four simple, yet mandatory, dismissal criteria to help you stop worrying and ensure your patient is safe (87, 143)
  • Locations

    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 5/20/17
    Times: 7:30am-5pm
    Meals: Lunch

    Location Information

    Location: Reston, WA
    Closest Airport: Dulles International Airport

    Hotel Information

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Reston
    1800 Presidents Street
    Reston, VA 20190
    Phone: 703-709-1234
    Cost: $149/night
    Discount cutoff date: 4/26/2017

    Directions:

    Driving Directions

    What to do in the city:

    Want to know what there is to do in Washington DC? Check out the Visitor's Bureau site.

    Attending Faculty

    Dr. Anthony S. Feck, Dr. Michael Silverman, Dr. Leslie Fang, Dr. Tim Modic, Dr. Richard Gesker, Dr. Gary Imm,
    Dr. Jerome Wellbrock, Dr. Terry M. Gordon, Dr. Howard Ngo, Dr. Justin Neibauer, Dr. Gopal Pal, Dr. Aaron Stump,
    Dr. JC Wolfe and Dr. Steven Jackson

    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 6/29/17
    Times: 8:00am-5pm

    Location Information

    Location: San Diego
    Closest Airport: San Diego International Airport

    Course Location

    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Dr
    San Diego, CA 92182


    What to do in the city:

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    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 8/19/17
    Times: 7:30am-5pm
    Meals: Lunch

    Location Information

    Location: Memphis
    Closest Airport: Memphis International Airport

    Hotel Information

    Hotel: The Peabody Memphis
    149 Union Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
    Phone: 901-529-4000
    Cost: $189/night
    Cutoff date for discounted price: 7/21/2017
    Parking: Discounted for HOTEL GUESTS at $10/day

    Directions:

    Driving Directions

    What to do in the city:

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    Attending Faculty

    Dr. Anthony S. Feck DMD; Dr. Michael Silverman DMD; Dr. Leslie Fang PhD; Dr. Tim Modic; Dr. Richard Gesker DMD,MBA; Dr. Gary Imm; Dr. Jerome Wellbrock DMD, MAGD; Dr. Terry M. Gordon, DDS; D. Howard Ngo, DDS; Dr. J.C. Wolfe, DDS; Dr. Justin Neibauer; DDS, Dr. Aaron Stump, DDS and Dr. Gopal Pal, DDS

    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 11/11/17
    Times: 7:30am-5pm
    Meals: Lunch

    Location Information

    Location: Seattle
    Closest Airport: Seattle Tacoma International Airport

    Hotel Information

    Hotel: Westin Bellevue
    600 Bellevue Way NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    Phone: 425-638-1000

    Cost: $195/night

    Directions:

    Driving Directions

    What to do in the city:

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  • Why should I bring my team?

    "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 SedationRegulations.com to learn more.

  • Faculty

    Dr. Leslie Fang

    Dr. Leslie Shu-Tung Fang is the John R. Gallagher III and Katherine A. Gallagher Endowed Chair in Clinical Excellence at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

    He is a world-renowned physician, educator, businessman and speaker. He received his PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Illinois and his Doctorate of Medicine from Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine and has been repeatedly honored as one of “America’s Top Doctors” and “The Best Doctors of Boston.”

    While maintaining an active international practice in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Boston, Dr. Fang also serves as a key teacher at Harvard Medical School and in Postgraduate Courses in Medicine. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and is a highly sought-after teacher. At the Massachusetts General Hospital, he was Firm Chief of the Walter Bauer Firm and was the Chairman of the Internship Selection Committee in Medicine for 13 years. At Harvard Medical School, he was on the Clinical Clerkship Committee and on the Faculty Council.

    As a businessman, Dr. Fang has been associated with: FerruMax, MEDAcorp, Leerink Swann, Exit Strategy, Channel Three, LVI Global, WorldCare International, SpectraMed among many others.

    Widely respected in the medical, dental and academic communities, Dr. Fang is frequently a featured speaker at medical and dental conferences. He has authored many medical texts, teaching series and reference manuals. In dentistry, his textbooks Principles and Practice of Oral Medicine and Oral Medicine Secrets have received rave reviews. He co-authored interactive DVD from the EndoMagic Interactive Teaching Series, Antibiotics in Dentistry, was the top-selling DVD in the Series. His latest publication The Ultimate Cheat Sheets, a Practical Guide for the Dentist, has been named Educational Product of the Year by Clinicians’ Report every year from 2007 to 2015. In 2016, The Ultimate Cheat Sheets was named a Classic by Clinicians’ Report.

    A highly sought-after international speaker, Dr. Fang is on-stage over 100 times a year, teaching Medicine and Dentistry and often acts as a bridge between the two disciplines. He was named in the “Top 100 Clinicians in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today in 2008.

    As faculty member of DOCS Education, Dr. Fang plays an integral part in the development of the curriculum, providing the medical backbone in sedation. He is involved in the teaching of Oral Sedation Dentistry, Master Series in Sedation, Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, Teen Sedation Dentistry, Sedation Recertification, IV Sedation and IV Sedation Recertification.

    Dr. Anthony S. 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.

    As an established clinician, mentor, author, educator, and speaker, Dr. Feck's passions include practice building, dental technology, pharmacology, and sedation dentistry. Seeking a way to treat the startling number of people with dental phobia, fear, and anxiety, Dr. Feck co-founded the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, now known as DOCS Education, with Dr. Michael Silverman in 1999. As the Dean of Faculty, he has played a major role in DOCS Education's growth as a leading provider of dental continuing education. Dr. Feck has also served as a consultant in the development of many new dental innovations.

    An engaging international lecturer, Dr. Feck has been a featured speaker throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. His well-known teaching and lecturing style blends humor with contagious passion. He's presented at local and state dental associations, as well as the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and been a featured speaker at MasterPlan Alliance retreats. Furthermore, he helped develop the "Leadership Challenge," a series of courses designed to teach leadership principles to dentists.

    Additionally, his videotaped lectures, "Common Applications of the Intraoral Camera" and "Effective Utilization of the Intraoral Video Camera" are the most widely used tapes on the subject.

    A passion for excellence and a strong business background lead Dr. Feck to found Sunrise Dental Solutions (SDS) in 2007, a business solutions and consulting firm that helps manage some of the most successful dental practices in North America. He has developed several models to assist dentists in their professional growth including "The Ultimate Team" series, "Own Your Market," and "Solution Yes."

    Dr. Feck is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, as well as a charter member of the Crown Council. He has been published in several dental trade publications including AGD Impact, Dental Products Report, and Dental Economics.

    Those who have met Dr. Feck know that his love of dentistry radiates through everything he does, from lecturing on oral sedation dentistry to teaching dentists how to better manage their practices. Dr. Feck resides in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife Rebecca and enjoys boating, reading, scuba-diving, and golfing.

    Michael Silverman, DMD - President and Co-founder DOCS / International Lecturer

    Dr. Michael D. Silverman is a globally-recognized dental innovator, educator, author, and advocate for patients' rights. He has changed the way thousands of dentists practice and continues to impact dentistry as a champion of safe and effective oral and IV sedation.

    As a general dentist with over 24 years of experience, Dr. Silverman first began taking advanced courses in anesthesia and sedation after noticing how many of his patients exhibited dental fear and anxiety. Utilizing his training, he then began developing safe and effective oral sedation dentistry techniques and protocols. Seeing the tremendously positive impact sedation treatments had on his patients—and the incredible need throughout the U.S., he joined forces with Dr. Anthony S. Feck to found the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, now DOCS Education, in 1999.

    With the help of sedation dentistry, Dr. Silverman has restored the dental health of more than 2,750 high-anxiety, high-fear patients. As a faculty member and the President of DOCS Education, he has taught thousands of dentists and their teams how to safely implement sedation into their own practices.

    A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and a passionate believer in lifelong Continuing Education (CE), Dr. Silverman has attended more than 850 hours of postdoctoral training and CE between 1985 and 2009. He also completed a mini-residency in IV sedation at Montefiore Hospital in Bronx, NY.

    Dr. Silverman lectures across the country on the methods, techniques, and power of sedation dentistry. He has presented at conferences for the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Yankee Dental Congress, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Association of Endodontists, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and many others.

    Additionally, Dr. Silverman serves as a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and as a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has been awarded a lifetime membership in the Crown Council.

    His expertise on oral conscious sedation has been sought by over a dozen state dental boards. His works are published in Dental Economics, Woman Dentist Journal, Alpha Omegan, International Magazine of Oral Implantology, Dentistry Today, Dear Doctor, and the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, among others.

    Dr. Silverman's extensive dental background and entrepreneurial spirit led to the development of two additional dental-focused companies: RAMP, the world's largest full-service dental advertising agency, and b2d Marketing, a rapidly growing dental and medical marketing company. He currently serves as the President of both organizations.

    Dr. Silverman resides in Seattle, WA, where he enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid outdoorsman with interests in rock climbing, hiking, bicycling, fishing, and skiing.

    Dr. Dianne Benedictson

    Dr. Dianne Benedictson has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She has owned a private practice, instructed team and doctors at a nationally-recognized post-graduate training institute, served on the board of an international dental association, consulted in dental offices nationwide and lectured internationally. Now, she is in the process of earning yet another degree—a Doctorate of Philosophy.Dr. Benedictson has a passion for team training and empowerment. She believes that a strong, skilled team is an integral part of a successful practice.


  • Insurance

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

  • Where can I meet requirements?

    To learn more about DOCS Education's wide range of courses visit our Continuing Education section or 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.