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Sedation in Pediatric Dentistry

Explore research on the types of sedation and their effects on children’s behavior; plus review actual cases of adverse events related to the use of sedation on pediatric patients.

$75

Course Overview

12
CE Credits
6
Months to Access Course
12
Hours to Complete
50
Post-Course Assessment Questions

Dentists may use different sedative agents and types of sedation on their pediatric patients for various reasons — and with different effects. This set of articles gathers research on the effects of different types of sedation on children’s behavior and looks at actual cases of adverse events related to the use of sedation on pediatric patients.

You’ll learn the factors that should or should not be considered regarding the use of nitrous oxide as a sedation technique, understand behavioral characteristics and side effects in children under deep sedation, gain greater knowledge about adverse events related to child sedation and anesthesia, and more. When you complete the articles and pass the assessment, you’ll earn 12 CE credits.

Course Credentials

Created:
October 2014
Updated:
April 2017; September 2019
Next Review:
September 2022

Course Compatibility

Desktop, laptop and tablet

AGD Code: 340

After completing all of the articles, you will be able to:

  • Understand behavioral characteristics and side effects in children undergoing restorative dental treatment with or without dental extractions under deep sedation
  • Determine if there were differences in the amount of time it took for a patient to exhibit positive behavior following dental treatment under general anesthesia versus conscious sedation
  • Cite descriptive data of adverse events related to child sedation and anesthesia in the dental office
  • Describe the occurrence of aspiration of a stainless steel crown in a 5-year-old boy during conscious sedation, and how a prompt and accurate diagnosis, early referral, and immediate treatment helped prevent serious complications
  • Cite factors that should or should not be considered regarding the use of nitrous oxide as a sedation technique

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These articles were previously published by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

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The DALE Foundation is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education, ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ada.org/cerp.

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The DALE Foundation is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 9/1/2021 to 8/31/2024. Provider ID# 355127