Switch to Daylight Savings Time Will Launch First Annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week Hosted by DOCS Education
Created by News on 2/25/2009 10:06:06 AM

The first annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week will be held March 9th to March 13th. Nearly 10,000 specially trained dentists and their staffs throughout the United States will be encouraged to mark the switch to daylight savings by taking the time to review and refresh their safety procedures. The goal is to ensure that sedation dentistry, which has grown increasingly popular, remains fear-free, anxiety-free and safe. The 5-day event, featuring a different theme each day, is hosted by DOCS Education, the nation's leading trainer of sedation dentists.


The first annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week will be held March 9th to March 13th. Nearly 10,000 specially trained dentists and their staffs throughout the United States will be encouraged to mark the switch to daylight savings by taking the time to review and refresh their safety procedures. The goal is to ensure that sedation dentistry, which has grown increasingly popular, remains fear-free, anxiety-free and safe. The 5-day event, featuring a different theme each day, is hosted by DOCS Education, the nation's leading trainer of sedation dentists.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 25, 2009 -- For nearly 10,000 specially trained dentists and their staffs, this year's switch to daylight savings time will mean more than resetting their clocks and checking their smoke alarms.

These dentists will use the occasion to participate in the first annual Sedation Dentistry Safety Week, March 9-13, five days dedicated to ensuring patients that sedation dentistry, an increasingly popular method of receiving vital dental care, is not only pain-free and anxiety-free, it is also extraordinarily safe.

"Even beyond patient comfort, patient safety has always been Job #1," notes Dr. Michael Silverman, national chairman of Sedation Dentistry Safety Week and one of the world's leading sedation dentistry educators.

Dentists trained by Dr. Silverman and his colleagues at DOCS Education, which he co-founded in 1999, have safely treated more than 1.25 million adult dental patients by carefully adhering to or exceeding standards recommended by the American Dental Association and set by individual state dental boards.

"While sedation dentistry has become the mainstream alternative for fearful and anxious patients, Sedation Dentistry Safety Week is designed to reinforce the dental profession's commitment to being constantly vigilant on behalf of patient safety," Dr. Silverman notes.

Activities during Sedation Dentistry Safety Week will include a review of key steps that all sedation dentists and their staffs must take with each and every sedation patient. Core safety equipment and supplies will also be checked. Patients, themselves, will be reminded of what they can do to assist their dental office's team, including providing dentists with complete and accurate medical histories ahead of any procedures.

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

Monday, March 9th - The Sedation Dentistry Safety Checklist: A Review of Protocols, Equipment and Supplies

Tuesday, March 10th - Team Work: The Role of Dental Assistants and Staff in Assuring Safety

Wednesday, March 11th - The 2009 Safe Sedation Dentists of the Year: Recognizing Excellence in Patient Safety and Comfort

Thursday, March 12th - A Consumer's Guide to Safe, Anxiety-Free Sedation Dentistry: What Patients Need to Know To Optimize Their Experience

Friday, March 13th - Talk to a Sedation Dentist Day: Veteran Sedation Dentists Will Be "On Call" to Answer Questions from Other Dental Professionals and Consumers.

All dentists who offer oral conscious sedation services to their patients are encouraged to participate in Sedation Dentistry Safety Week, regardless of where they received their training, says DOCS' Dr. Silverman.

Dentists who would like more information on sedation dentistry safety or training are encouraged to phone: 877-325-3627. Consumers with questions about fear-free, anxiety-free sedation dentistry can call (888) 858-7972.

print
The comment feature is locked by administrator.
Search News
Top Stories

Apr24 Dental Health Products, Inc. (DHPI) Announces Strategic Alliance with the Dental Exchange
Created by Admin on 4/24/2015 9:24:38 AM

 Dental Health Products, Inc. (DHPI) and The Dental Exchange have announced the formation of a ne...
Read More..

Mar12 Dr. Richard Hughes Named an Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Created by udent webmaster on 3/12/2015 11:04:13 AM

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) has named Dr. Richard Hughes an Honored Fellow due ...
Read More..

Mar12 Deerfield Delivers Superior Veterinary Dentistry with Elite Drill
Created by udent webmaster on 3/12/2015 10:41:57 AM

One of Springfield’s leading animal hospitals continues its commitment to providing the best in vete...
Read More..

Mar12 Studio B Dental Launches New Website Specifically for Their All on 4 Dental Implant Procedure
Created by udent webmaster on 3/12/2015 10:39:47 AM

The new website launched by the popular Toronto dental clinic offers a simple 2 minute assessment fo...
Read More..

Mar09 Dr. E. Dale Behner Gives Indianapolis, IN Residents Access to a Minimally Invasive Receding Gums Treatment
Created by udent webmaster on 3/9/2015 10:09:50 PM

Dr. E. Dale Behner of Dental Care Today, PC is expanding his practice to offer help to those with re...
Read More..

Mar09 Growing Emphasis on Prevention of Caries Drives the Global Dental Preventive Supplies Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc
Created by udent webmaster on 3/9/2015 10:06:00 PM

Dental caries or tooth decay is one of the major issues for public healthcare systems in most countr...
Read More..

Mar07 Dr. John Schiro DDS Opens New Cosmetic Dentistry Practice in Austin, Texas
Created by udent webmaster on 3/7/2015 4:10:59 PM

Dr. John Schiro DDS is now announcing the grand opening of his new cosmetic dentistry practice in A...
Read More..

Mar20 One Third of Americans Still in Need of Affordable Dental Care Options
Created by Melissa Watkins on 3/20/2014 11:46:00 AM

According to Healthcare.gov, the Health and Human Services arm that is in charge of the federal heal...
Read More..

Feb11 DENTALPLANS.COM CREATES ONLINE PROJECT CENTER FOR NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
Created by Melissa Watkins on 2/11/2014 12:50:00 PM

 etting children to brush and floss every day isn’t always easy, especially when parents have a mil...
Read More..

Feb10 126.7 MILLION AMERICANS IN NEED OF DENTAL CARE OPTIONS
Created by Melissa Watkins on 2/10/2014 11:13:00 AM

 As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) discussion switches from accessing the federal and state health e...
Read More..

Jan21 DENTALPLANS.COM APPOINTS BOB HARRIS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Created by Melissa Watkins on 1/21/2014 3:39:00 PM

 entalPlans.com, a leading provider of dental savings plans, has named Bob Harris as chief executiv...
Read More..

Oct16 Keep Your Teeth White !
Created by Mint Cosmetics Review on 10/16/2013 11:58:00 PM

Great plastic is a teeth bleaching package which is prescribed by simply the majority of the dental ...
Read More..

Aug01 Gummy Smiles: What Are My Treatment Options?
Created by mapleavenuefamilydentistry on 8/1/2013 6:29:00 AM

When most people smile, you see a row of teeth that look beautiful and full. Unfortunately, this is ...
Read More..

Jul27 Plastic Surgeons Nj – A Smart Gateway To Beautification
Created by Dr. Michael A. Fiorillo, MD on 7/27/2013 12:05:00 AM

Plastic Surgeons Nj are veterans in the field of plastic surgery. These surgeons can completely cha...
Read More..

Jul22 Dental Implants: Evidence of Modern Dentistry
Created by paul589649 on 7/22/2013 4:50:00 AM

You can find out more about -   Dentist West Hartford CT , Dental Implants West Haven CT , De...
Read More..

Oct22 Guidance of Taking Good Care Of Braces
Created by bonniemendes on 10/22/2012 11:50:00 PM

 Guidance of Taking Good Care Of Braces Finding dependable techniques for taking care of braces as ...
Read More..

Aug13 Periodontist Comments On New Study Examining Diabetes Drug That May Be Able To Fight Oral Cancer
Created by Dr. Alex Farnoosh on 8/13/2012 12:24:00 PM

About The Total Smile: The Total Smile was founded by Beverly Hills Periodontist Dr. Alex Farn...
Read More..

Jul17 360imaging releases an improved version 4 of 360DPS dental implant planning software
Created by Manal on 7/17/2012 4:25:00 AM

 360 Imaging – an industry leader in dental implant planning - recently announced the release of  v...
Read More..

Jul11 iCare Financial Launches Strategic Alliance With Concorde Communications To Benefit Growth Of Dental Practices
Created by iCare Credit on 7/11/2012 4:28:00 PM

iCare Financial, a leading provider of patient credit, and Concorde Communications, an acclaimed me...
Read More..

Jun26 Periodontist Discusses Study Linking Osteoporosis Drug Complications To Patients With Certain Genes
Created by Dr. Alex Farnoosh on 6/26/2012 10:14:00 AM

On the heels of an earlier study linking antiresorptive drugs to medication induced osteonecrosis...
Read More..