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Safe and Effective Sedation of the Pediatric Dental Patient – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

November 4, 2016 - November 7, 2016


This is a newly designed American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry sponsored course. This course is designed for the pediatric dentists who have had the training in sedation techniques during their graduate or residency training programs and are looking to refresh their knowledge and those residents looking to enhance what they are currently learning in their programs. The course includes lectures, audience-interactive case presentations while enhancing clinically driven considerations, still retaining relevant topics associated with safe sedation of children such as the pre-sedation assessment, sedation and post-sedation period, patient monitoring and future trends. Additional materials are presented about the child’s personality, drug selection, and a reference list.

This course is consistent with the ADA’s Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students in a Continuing Education Program. The course level, according to ADA Guidelines, Part II, Definitions, Education Courses, is that of a survey course and does not offer direct, clinical patient management.


Upon completion of the course, the participant should have a better understanding of:

  • The pediatric anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular and central nervous system related to sedation;
  • Commonly observed pharmacological effects of sedative agents used in pediatric sedations;
  • The appropriate physical assessment of the pediatric patient including risk assessment;
  • How to choose appropriate sedative(s) for the individual pediatric patient based on behavior, temperament and dental needs;
  • The appropriate monitoring equipment;
  • Guidelines associated with the sedation of pediatric patients;
  • The principles of protocol in enhancing patient safety during oral sedation;
  • Intra-operative room and restorative preparation associated with sedation visits;
  • The principles associated with patient and family management during sedation visits;
  • The use of nitrous oxide when used in combination with other sedative agents for use in pediatric patients;
  • Advantages and disadvantages of sedation and consider alternatives;
  • Complications associated with sedation of the pediatric patient;
  • Discuss the prevention, recognition, and management of these complications.
  • Discuss the pharmacological effects of combined drug therapy, their implications and management.


American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
+1 (312) 337-2169


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