Is Oral Sedation Dentistry Right For Your Patients and Practice?

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Over two million patients have been successfully treated with oral sedation by dentists receiving training from DOCS Education. Have you ever wondered whether this approach—which uses sedatives introduced decades ago and exhaustively studied since—makes sense for your patients and your practice?

Careful patient assessment and close monitoring make adult sedation a highly effective and safe tool for a wide variety of cases. Gain a free overview of adult sedation and earn a CE credit at the same time.

Michael Silverman, founder of DOCS Education and a leading authority on the care of the high-fear, anxious patient, explores key concepts, core ideas and equipment basics in this engaging 50-minute presentation.

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This online course fulfills one hour of your continuing education requirement, and it's free for members of DOCS Education.

Contact a DOCS Education representative to register today, and learn how you can better protect your dental practice.

Purchase of this course grants access for one year.

  • Faculty

    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.

  • 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 over 2 million patients across the United States and Canada. Since it's estimated 30 percent of people fear the dentist, many individuals remain to be helped. That's why DOCS Education frequently updates its courses and information.