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The pediatric dental patient presents unique challenges in both sedation and emergency management. The goal of sedation is to lessen a child’s anxiety, provide short-term memory loss, and decrease the procedural pain. The sedation medications and techniques may predispose a child to cardiovascular and respiratory compromise along with other possible complications. Thoroughly understanding the sedative medications and potential complications of sedation can aid in identifying and managing emergencies before they become life threatening.

Topics in Part 4 include: Medical and Sedation Emergencies in the Pediatric Dental Patient, Incidence, Rescue, Emergency Courses Web-based and Adjuncts, Quality Assurance/Management, Components of Emergency Care, Medical Malpractice, Prevention, Emergency Drugs, Emergency Equipment, Intraosseous Injection, Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Delivery, Demand Valves, Monitoring Equipment, Defibrillation, Activation of 911, Case Selection & Preparation, The Pediatric Heart & Lungs, The Deadly Triad, Shock, Hypoxia, Sounds of Silence, Obstruction, Bronchospasm & Asthma, Laryngospasm, Pharmacodynamics, Vomiting, Allergies & Anaphylaxis, Drug Overdose, Seizures, Hyperpyrexia, Abnormal Cardiac Rhythm, Syncope, Hypoglycemia, Complications of Routes of Administration, A Credo of Emergency Care.

Educational Objectives:

The complete course provides the practitioner and the staff with an overview of the following:

  • Pediatric sedation
  • Sedation drugs
  • Monitoring
  • Emergency management protocols for in-office complications

CE Credit Units:

2 CEUs

Level of skill recommended for participants:

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

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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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Course Materials Features

  • Lessons 2
  • Topics 0
  • Quizzes 1
  • Students 56
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assignment No
  • Category Sedation
  • Lecture Length 100 minutes
  • Original Release Date February 2, 2013
  • Review Date September 20, 2020
  • Expiration Date September 20, 2023

Course Materials Content

View lecture, take and pass quiz before receiving your CE certificate. You must score 70% or higher to pass. Following the video with Dr. Rothman's slides open in another window may be helpful.
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Instructor Info:

Dr. David Rothman received his B.A. Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. Following a General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and an Anesthesiology Residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, he completed his Pediatric Dental Residency at Children’s Hospital in Oakland and the University of California, San Francisco. After being Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program Director at UCSF, he became Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and currently is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dental Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rothman is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association. He is on the active staff of the California Pacific Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center/San Francisco and Children’s Hospital in Oakland, and he consults on the Craniofacial Panel of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. He lectures nationally and internationally in the areas of anesthesia, sedation and pediatric dentistry. He, his wife and three children and live in San Francisco.

Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

The speaker discloses no financial interest in this subject matter.

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