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Pediatric Sedation Risk Management: Discussion about medical-legal issues arising in adverse pediatric sedation cases; how lawyers evaluate liability, medical causation, credibility of witnesses and medical records, trials and arbitrations.

Educational Objectives:

  • About medical-legal issues
  • How to evaluate liability, causation, witnesses
  • How to manage medical records, trials and arbitrations

CE Credit Units:

1.5 CEUs

Level of skill recommended for participants:

Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Auxiliaries and Office Staff

Refund Policy:

There are no refunds for CSPD Online CE courses. For any questions, please contact CSPD Executive Director, Paul Reggiardo, DDS, at 


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The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

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Course Materials Features

  • Lessons 2
  • Topics 0
  • Quizzes 1
  • Students 51
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assignment No
  • Category Sedation
  • Lecture Length 90 minutes
  • Original Release Date March 4, 2021
  • Review Date March 4, 2021
  • Expiration Date March 4, 2024

Course Materials Content

View lecture, take and pass quiz before receiving your CE certificate. You must score 70% or higher to pass.
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Instructor Info:

Doris Cheng, J.D. –   Widely recognized for her legal work, Doris Cheng has been ranked as one of the top 50 women lawyers and top 100 lawyers in Northern California. She is listed among the Best Lawyers of America®, Law Dragon 500 Leading Lawyers, Super Lawyers® and San Francisco Best Lawyers. She has been chosen as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers of America for 2017.

Ms. Cheng is a partner in the law firm of Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger in San Francisco. She has obtained seven and eight figure settlements and verdicts on behalf of catastrophically injured plaintiffs. She is the current President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (San Francisco Chapter). She is the Immediate Past President of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Justice & Diversity Center. She is a past President of the San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association. She has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and American College of Trial Lawyers. She serves as a member of the Kaiser Arbitration Oversight Board.

She is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She has taught trial advocacy at University of Notre Dame, Emory University and University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
Ms. Cheng is a co-author of the eminent treatise, The Rutter Group California Practice Guide on Personal Injury, and the trial practice guide, Mastering the Mechanics of Civil Jury Trials.

Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

None disclosed

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  • Azucena May 16, 2022


    great info

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