Although our understanding of children with special needs has advanced greatly, there are still many mistakes being made in the sedation and management of these patients.
Using actual case examples, this lecture will discuss practical techniques to help in the sedation of children with special needs and congenital syndromes.
- Describe simple but powerful strategies to help the practicing dentist provide safe sedation for these patients
- Identify common mistakes made in sedating children with special needs and congenital syndromes
- Explain the limits and boundaries of sedation for these patients, and provide guidelines as to when they should be referred to a more tertiary center for dental sedation.
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Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Office Staff
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.
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