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.
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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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
Provider ID# 304396
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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providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not
independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not
represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content
or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are
those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or
more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to
qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward
license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant
to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.
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There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.
For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education