pediatric sedation

Pediatric Sedation Course

Friday, August 23, 2024
Via Zoom
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch break 12-12:30pm)

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Moderate Sedation for Pediatric Patients: Review and Updates (6 hours)

Course Description

This course serves as a review and update of moderate sedation for pediatric patients. It is intended to provide dentists with the basic knowledge and core competencies that promote safe and effective dental sedation in children. The course focuses on patient selection and risk assessment (safety), the general approach to procedural sedation in pediatric dentistry, sedation monitoring, sedative drug pharmacology, and the recognition and management of the more common sedation-related adverse events.

The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry requires that dentists with sedation permits for pediatric patients attend a live course once every two years. This course meets the requirements for renewal of a moderate sedation permit for pediatric patients in Louisiana.

Course Objectives

After participating in this course participants will be better able to:

  • Assess the suitability of moderate sedation for the delivery of dental care for pediatric patients
  • Differentiate pediatric anatomy and physiology in contrast to an adult patient
  • Apply basic behavior guidance for the pediatric dental patient to augment moderate sedation
  • Utilize weight-based dosages of sedation medications used in pediatric sedation and emergency management
  • Assess the scope of moderate sedation for children with special healthcare needs/ non-ASA I patients
  • Understand the role of inhalational nitrous oxide in augmenting pediatric dental sedations
  • Understand the role and safety limits of local anesthetics when used for pediatric dental sedations
  • Manage sedation-related emergencies that can occur in pediatric patients


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Instructor: Dr. Priyanshi Ritwik

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Registration Price 

  Until August 2 From 8/3 - 8/21  August 22-23  
 LDA Members  $699  $749  $799
 Non-Members  $899  $949  $999

Schedule (CST)

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Course Begins
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.. Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Course Continues