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Course Description:
This course will identify medical emergencies that can occur in any pediatric dental office. The pathophysiology, diagnosis and proper management of these medical emergencies will be discussed in detail including new seizures, anaphylaxis, cardiovascular emergencies, and respiratory emergencies. The course will also discuss the proper management of sedation-related emergencies including airway management and rescue.

Educational Objectives:

After completion of this course the participant should be able to:

  1. The participant will be able to explain and identify the more common medical emergencies that can occur in pediatric dental offices.
  2. The participant will be able to describe and perform the basic steps in the management of the most common medical emergencies in pediatric dental offices.
  3. The participant will be able to describe and explain emergencies that can occur during pediatric sedation and their proper management.

CE Credit Units:

2 CEUs

Level of skill recommended for participants:

Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental 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 CE provider (CSPD) uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. However, the CE provider does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author(s) of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement rather than substitute for the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.


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The continuing education website of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry is CSPD – Online Continuing Education. We respect the privacy of the user to the site. The Privacy Policy addresses our use of the information collected by virtue of your use of  CSPD – Online Continuing Education.

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CE Policy:

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.

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 CSPD at (916) 231-2142 or to ADA CERP at

Credit is awarded on an hour-for-hour basis. Each attendee should claim only those hours of credit that he or she was in actual attendance of the educational activity. Participants should retain course certificate of completion for their records.

Original Continuing Education Certificates are subject to Dental Board of California audit and should be retained by the licentiate for a period of six years. Completion of these courses does not constitute authorization for the attendee to perform any services that he or she is not legally authorized to perform based on his or her license or permit type. This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for above designated units of continuing education.

Course Materials Features

  • Lessons 2
  • Topics 0
  • Quizzes 2
  • Students 10
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assignment No
  • Category Sedation
  • Lecture Length 107 Minutes
  • Original Release Date June 22, 2023
  • Review Date June 22, 2023
  • Expiration Date June 22, 2026

Course Materials Content

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

Steve Yun, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in office and dental anesthesia. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Southern California and completed his post-graduate training at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. He is a Lecturer at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Clinical Professor at the Western University of Health Sciences, and an Expert Consultant and Examiner for the Dental Board of California. He is also a Safety Inspector for the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF).
He has extensive clinical research experience and as a popular speaker, gives numerous lectures across the country and internationally on patient safety issues.

Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

Dr. Yun discloses that he is a Medical Advisory Board Member of HealthFirst.

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