Sedating and Managing the Pediatric Patient: A Recertification Course for Advanced Practitioners

Saturday, January 26 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This lecture course will review the current practice of pediatric minimal and moderate sedation beginning with a basis in physiology and pharmacology and progressing through monitoring, drug selection and office protocols. 

Despite best practice, sedation and medical emergencies can and will happen and significant time will be given to identifying and managing these events. 

This course is structured to meet many states' requirements for renewal of sedation permits. Please check with your state board for applicability.

The course includes:

1. Guidelines, Laws and Regulations
2. Choosing the Child for Sedation
3. Anatomic and Physiologic Differences of Child v. Adult
4. Pharmacology and Drug Interactions
5. Local Anesthesia as an Adjunct to Pediatric Sedation
6. Documents and Documentation
7. Monitors and Monitoring
8. Sedation Drug Choices/Pros and Cons
9. Post-treatment and Discharge Criteria
10. Emergency Preparedness, Protocols and Intervention

You Will Learn

  • Pediatric physiology: why and how kids are different than adults
  • Pain control and local anesthesia: why poor pain control is often misunderstood for behavioral issues and how to assess
  • Non-pharmacologic behavior management: an important adjunct in sedation
  • Pediatric pharmacology: how and where drugs work and their metabolism in children
  • Inhalation therapy: nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia and why it's the near perfect drug for sedation
  • Medications for oral and IV sedation: choosing the “best” drug or drugs based on length and severity
  • Monitoring: what are you looking for anyway?
  • It can't possibly happen here: evaluating and treating medical emergencies

Who Should Attend

This program is intended for permit holders looking to renew their oral conscious sedation permit for minors. Non-permit holders may attend for educational purposes. 

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank Sprig Oral Health Technologies for their generous support of this program.

Tuition: $395 Dentists; $295 Allied Dental Professionals (includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning)  
Program: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF 
Credits:  This activity is designated for 7 units of continuing education credit.


David L. Rothman, DDS is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in practice in San Francisco and Associate Clinical Professor at CWRU.  He completed a GPR and Anesthesia Residency He is past Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at UOP and has been President of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently Vice President of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a member of OKU, Pierre Fauchard, ACD and ICD.  He lectures and publishes nationally and internationally on pediatric dentistry, anesthesia and sedation.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.