2nd Annual Sedation Dentistry Week Hosted By DOCS Education To Coincide With Switch To Daylight Savings Time

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The second annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week, March 15-19, coincides with the switch to daylight savings time when tens of millions of Americans reset their clocks and make the extra effort to check their smoke alarms. Once again this year, more than 10,000 dental professionals will participate in the week-long program aimed at reinforcing their skills in providing for the health and safety of all patients.

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One reason why so many adults who previously dreaded dental visits have become such ardent fans of sedation dentistry is because it is pain-free, amazingly effective, and most importantly, it is safe.

Safe dentistry will once again take center stage next week as more than 10,000 specially trained dentists and their staffs carve out time and participate in educational programs to help ensure that they are providing the safest, most-comfortable, state-of-the-art care to their patients.

The second annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week, March 15-19, coincides with the switch to daylight savings time when tens of millions of Americans reset their clocks and make the extra effort to check their smoke alarms.

Sedation dentistry, an increasingly popular method of receiving dental care, provides adult dental patients an anxiety-free, pain-free alternative to standard dental treatments. While ensuring that patients are the most comfortable they’ve ever been before, during and after each visit, the first and foremost priority of sedation dentists is always patient safety.

“One reason why so many adults who previously dreaded dental visits have become such ardent fans of sedation dentistry is because it is pain-free, amazingly effective, and most importantly, it is safe,” says Dr. Michael Silverman, one of the world’s leading sedation dentistry educators and national chairman of the 2010 Sedation Dentistry Safety Week.

For five days in March 2009, sedation dentists throughout the country joined with their team members during the inaugural Sedation Dentistry Safety Week to review key safety procedures that apply to each and every patient. These dedicated health care professionals also checked core safety equipment and supplies and spent time reminding patients of ways in which they can assist their dentists in making all dental visits both safe and enjoyable.

Once again this year, dental professionals trained by Dr. Silverman and his colleagues at DOCS Education, the world’s leading educator of sedation dentists, will participate in a week-long program aimed at reinforcing their skills in providing for the health and safety of all patients. Since its founding 10 years ago, DOCS Education members have provided more than 1.5 million adult dental patients safe treatments that adhere to or exceed standards recommended by the American Dental Association and approved by individual state dental boards.

These are the specific themes assigned to each day of Sedation Dentistry Safety Week:

Monday, March 15th – Annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Day

Tuesday, March 16th – Myth Busting: Debunking the 7 Most Common Misconceptions About Safe Sedation Dentistry

Wednesday, March 17th – Reality Bites: Highlighting Television Reality-Show Contestants Who Can Elevate Their ‘Star Appeal’ With A Safe, Sedation Dentistry Makeover

Thursday, March 18th – A Heart-to-Heart About Oral Health: Recognizing the Dangers of Avoiding the Dentist

Friday, March 19th – Gold Medal Dentistry: The 2010 Safe Dentist of the Year Awards

All dentists who offer oral conscious sedation services to their patients are encouraged to participate in the 2010 Sedation Dentistry Safety Week, regardless of where they received their training.

Dental care professionals who would like more information on sedation dentistry safety or available training programs are invited to phone 877-325-3637, or visit our professional web site at http://www.docseducation.com. DOCS Education is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Consumers with questions about safe, fear-free, pain-free sedation dentistry may phone 888-858-7972, or visit our patient web site at http://www.sedationcare.com.

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