Sedation and Anesthesia of the Pediatric Patient


On or after September 1, 2019 dentists holding levels 2-4 permits cannot administer sedation/anesthesia to patients younger than 13 years of age without an authorization to do so issued by the dental board.

This board approved course is designed to provide and update the dentist holding level 2, level 3 and level 4 permit through this board-approved education program which includes the minimum of sixteen hours of online didactic training and instruction in sedation and anesthesia of pediatric patients to meet RULE §110.17 Sedation/Anesthesia of Pediatric Patients.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:


(A) Identify pre-anesthetic patient assessment/evaluation for pediatric patients;

(B) Discuss physical evaluation and medical history of pediatric patients, including obesity, limited neck mobility, micro/retrognathia, macroglossia, Mallampati score, and limited oral opening;


(C) Recognized pediatric anatomical and physiological differences;

(D) Identify pediatric respiratory assessment, including airway anatomy, physiology, and management;


(E) Discuss informed consent by parent, guardian, or care-giver;


(F) Identify sedation/anesthesia pharmacology;


(G) Discuss sedation/anesthesia management of pediatric patients;


(H) Describe pediatric patient monitoring;


(I) Define peri-operative complications and emergencies;


(J) Explain emergency management of pediatric patients, including pediatric anesthesia equipment and resuscitation supplies;


(K) Identify sedation/anesthesia technique(s);


(L) Discuss the required sedation/anesthesia record keeping;


(M) Explain patient recovery and discharge;


(N) Discuss pediatric case selection and reference behavior scale


The 16 hour of videos for the course 'Sedation and Anesthesia of Pediatric Patients' meets the didactic training required for TSBDE for Rule 110.17.


Please contact the PACE Center for information regarding the hands-on high-fidelity simulator (SIM MAN) component required to meet TSBDE Rule 110.17.

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Course Fee:

$640 Non-TDA Member

$560 TDA Member

Course fee is due at time of registration

TDA Member registrations without Discount Code will not receive a refund.

UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054

Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037

About Our Speaker


Gary Badger, DDS, MS, is a board certified pediatric dentist, and a former chairman and professor at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. He received his DDS from the Georgetown University in 1970 and his MS from the University of Missouri-Kansas City 1977. He is a part-time adjunct professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston and clinical professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at The University of New England College of Dental Medicine. He is also a past chairman of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


Credit Hours

430 Pediatric Dentistry (Online Didactic Training) Pediatric anesthesia and pain control: Hours - 16



How to use online module and receive CDE credits (powered by Oakstone Publishing)
  1. Upon registering for the online modules you will receive an email with the link to direct you to the video.
  2. Clink the link in your email to be directed to the online module.
  3. View the video(s).
  4. Complete the accompanying post-test questions for each video with a passing grade of 80% or greater.
  5. Upon completion of the video(s) and successful post-test, the Ebix | Oakstone will notify the PACE Center of your successful completion of the online modules at the beginning of each week. The PACE Center will generate an online survey for you to evaluate the module**. The survey must be completed in order to receive the appropriate CDE credits. In the event you want your credit letter prior to PACE Center receiving the notification from EBIX | Oakstone; please email your exam results to


** PACE Center will send evaluation survey during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the exception of University holidays.

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