T27 – Sedating the Pediatric Patient

Sedating children is much different and more difficult than sedating adults. This lecture will review the current practice of pediatric minimal and moderate sedation beginning with a basis in pediatric physiology and pharmacology and progressing through monitoring, drug selection and office protocols. Sedation will not successful without the key components of pain control and the concurrent use of non-pharmacologic behavior management. Despite best practice, sedation and medical emergencies can and will happen therefore a well-trained dentist can be better prepared to identify and intervene early in a emergent situation. There will be a wrap-up session at which time questions, comments and experiences can be shared by all.

Learning Objectives:
• Guidelines, laws and regulations
• Choosing the child for sedation
• Anatomic and physiologic differences of child vs. adult
• Pharmacology and drug interaction
• Local anesthesia as an adjunct to pediatric sedations
• Documents and documentation
• Monitors and monitoring
• Sedation drug choices / pros and cons
• Post-treatment and discharge criteria
• Emergency preparedness, protocols and intervention


AGD Code: 340

8 CE Hours

Audience: D, C, A

Dentists: $110 | Hygienists: $85 | All Other Categories: $75

Technical & Scientific
Location: Room TBD Date: February 7, 2019 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Dr. David Rothman