Ganzberg – Common Pediatric Medical Conditions and Sedation Implications




This lecture reviews common pediatric medical conditions and medical emergencies that may occur. Sedation implications for these conditions will be discussed along with strategies to improve outcomes. An algorithm for airway emergencies will be presented to ensure that pediatric dentists gain competence in managing the most serious complications when providing oral sedation.

Educational Objectives:

  • Review common pediatric medical conditions and medical emergencies that may occur
  • Highlight sedation implications for these conditions and sedation strategies to improve outcomes
  • Review an algorithm for airway emergencies and their management

CE Credit Units:

2.5 CEUs

Level of skill recommended for participants:

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

Instructor Info:

Dr. Steven Ganzberg is a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at the UCLA School of Dentistry, is a dentist anesthesiologist with over 25 years of experience in pain management. Dr. Ganzberg graduated from M.I.T. in 1977 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1981. He completed his pain management training at New York University and his anesthesiology training and Master’s degree at O.S.U. Currently, he is Director of Anesthesiology for the Century City Outpatient Surgery Center, a Joint Commission accredited surgery center focusing on dentoalveolar, maxillofacial and facial plastic surgery.


Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

Dr. Ganzberg reports none.

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