While sedation dentistry has become the mainstream alternative for fearful and anxious patients, Sedation Safety Week is designed to reinforce the dental profession's commitment to being constantly vigilant on behalf of patient safety.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012
Tens of thousands of dentists practice sedation dentistry, and sedation continuing education organization, DOCS Education, is taking the week of March 12 to raise awareness on sedation safety.
Each year beginning the Monday after daylight savings time, DOCS Education hosts Sedation Safety Week, highlighting specific issues vital to safe and rewarding sedation implementation. All dentists are highly urged to participate by testing their safety equipment and checking shelf-life dates of supplies as well as reviewing state regulations and safety procedures.
National chairman of Sedation Dentistry Safety Week and one of the world's leading sedation dentistry educators, Dr. Michal Silverman, states: "While sedation dentistry has become the mainstream alternative for fearful and anxious patients, Sedation Safety Week is designed to reinforce the dental profession's commitment to being constantly vigilant on behalf of patient safety.”
Over 90 million Americans suffer from some form of dental fear. To help dentists continue safely and successfully treating these patients, Sedation Safety Week reviews key steps that all sedation dentists and their team must take with every sedation case.
This year Sedation Safety Week features: “The Essential Sedation Safety Checklist” (Monday); Pediatric Dentistry: safety during the caries crisis (Tuesday); Emergency Preparedness (Wednesday); Sedation Regulations (Thursday); and Sedation Dentist of the Year (Friday).
Dentists who would like more information on sedation dentistry safety or training are encouraged to phone 877-325-3627.
Consumers with questions about sedation dentistry can call (888) 858-7972.
About DOCS Education
DOCS Education offers courses throughout the United States and Canada illustrating safe and effective techniques in oral, pediatric, and IV sedation dentistry as well as emergency preparedness. Since 1999 our faculty has instructed over 20,000 dental professionals in these procedures, which affect patients of all ages. Based in Seattle, Washington, DOCS Education was founded to address the estimated 92 million Americans who are fearful of dental care.