10 Considerations of IV Sedation

Dr. Kenneth J. Polke, 10 Considerations of IV Sedation
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth J. Polke
Category: Anesthesia
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
This course identifies the advantages of offering IV sedation to the general public as a routine procedure in the general dental practice and highlights its benefits to the administering practitioner.
  • Released: 11/1/2018
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 340.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $35 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

It is estimated that this fear of the dentist afflicts 40–50 percent of the general public, and if the U.S. has an estimated 330 million people, then it is safe to say that millions of people are not seeking treatment until “it hurts.”

Whatever the reasons, it bears stating that there has got to be a better way for patient and doctor to survive these close, personal times together. This unfulfilled niche in the marketplace should represent a great growth opportunity for every doctor. IV sedation offers a myriad of benefits to these types of patients and their treating doctors alike. Regardless if it is the glowing songs of “not even remembering being in the dental office” or “that was the best dental visit ever,” these are hymns of praise from the typical IV-sedated patient.

This course identifies the advantages of offering IV sedation to the general public as a routine procedure in the general dental practice and highlights its benefits to the administering practitioner.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Kenneth J. Polke is a retired NFL quarterback and retired dentist. He is now a professional keynote speaker and author. Polke is a graduate of Case Western Reserve Dental School and University of Alabama IV Sedation Residency Program before teaming up with the Rocky Mountain Sedation Group and Sedation Consult as an adjunct clinical instructor. He’s also founder and CEO of The Polke Group, which is designed to help doctors through practice transitions, management and marketing. In addition, Polke provides professional transitions and brokerage services through Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Identify patients best served by IV sedation and distinguish those at high risk.
  • Understand the parameters and knowledge foundation needed to practice IV sedation.
  • Know the history of sedation drugs, including current options and oral alternatives.
  • Understand current monitoring equipment and its usage in assessing patients.
  • Have a broader medical knowledge to apply to all patients.
  • Determine if IV sedation is a practical option for your practice.

The author declares that neither he nor any member of his family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.

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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at hogo@dentaltown.com
To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.

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