Sedating and Managing the Pediatric Patient: A Recertification Course for Advanced Practitioners

Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This lecture course will review the current practice of pediatric minimal and moderate sedation beginning with the basics in physiology and pharmacology and progressing through monitoring, drug selection and office protocols. Despite best practices, sedation and medical emergencies can and will happen, and significant time will be given to identifying and managing these events. Despite best practices, sedation and medical emergencies can and will happen and significant time will be given to identifying and managing these events.

This course is structured to meet many states' requirements for renewal of oral conscious sedation permits. Please check with your state board for applicability.


The course includes:

1. Guidelines, Laws and Regulations
2. Choosing the Child for Sedation
3. Anatomic and Physiologic Differences of Child v. Adult
4. Pharmacology and Drug Interactions
5. Local Anesthesia as an Adjunct to Pediatric Sedations
6. Documents and Documentation
7. Monitors and Monitoring
8. Sedation Drug Choices/Pros and Cons
9. Post-treatment and Discharge Criteria
10. Emergency Preparedness, Protocols and Intervention



You Will Learn:

  1. Pediatric physiology: why and how kids are different than adults
  2. Pain control and local anesthesia: why poor pain control is often misunderstood for behavioral issues and how to assess
  3. Non-pharmacologic behavior management
  4. Pediatric pharmacology: how and where drugs work and their metabolism in children
  5. Inhalation therapy: nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia and why it's the near perfect drug for sedation
  6. Medications for oral and IV sedation: choosing the “best” drug or drugs based on length and severity
  7. Monitoring, evaluating and treating medical emergencies




Who Should Attend:

This program is intended for permit holders looking to renew their oral conscious sedation permit for minors and adults


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



CE Credit

CEU: Units - 8

This activity is designated for 8 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $395

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning


David L. Rothman, DDS is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in practice in San Francisco and Associate Clinical Professor at CWRU.  He completed a GPR and Anesthesia Residency He is past Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at UOP and has been President of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently Vice President of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a member of OKU, Pierre Fauchard, ACD and ICD.  He lectures and publishes nationally and internationally on pediatric dentistry, anesthesia and sedation.





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