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Sedating and Managing the Pediatric Patient

Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:00am to 5:00pm

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

In this live, interactive webinar, Dr. Rothman will review the current practice of pediatric minimal and moderate sedation beginning with the basics in physiology and pharmacology and progressing through monitoring, drug selection and office protocols. Despite best practices, 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 oral conscious sedation permits. Please check with your state board for applicability.


  • Guidelines, laws and regulations
  • Choosing the child for sedation
  • Anatomic and physiologic differences of child vs. adult
  • Pharmacology and drug interactions
  • Local anesthesia as an adjunct to pediatric sedations
  • Documents and documentation
  • Monitors and monitoring
  • Sedation drug choices: pros and cons
  • Post-treatment and discharge criteria
  • 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
  • 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 sedations
  • Medications for oral and IV sedation: choosing the “best” drug or drugs based on length and severity
  • Monitoring, 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 and adults.

Speaker: David Rothman, DDS
Program: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuition: $325 Dentists; $245 Allied Dental Professionals
Format: Live, interactive webinar
Credits: This activity is designated for 8 units of continuing education credit.

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


David L. Rothman, DDS, is a board-certified pediatric dentist in practice in San Francisco and an associate clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University. He is past chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Dugoni School. He completed a GPR at Albert Einstein in Philadelphia, anesthesia residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital/Oakland and UCSF. He has served as president of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently president-elect of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He lectures and publishes nationally and internationally on pediatric dentistry, anesthesia and sedation.

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