Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room (USA)

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Fundamentals of Dental Sedation
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Course Director: Keira P. Mason

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 3/1/2016 – 2/28/2018. Provider ID# 346978

CE credit will be awarded for completion of this course:

  • Friday Symposium (9/15/2017): 7.5 CE Lecture Hours
  • Friday Simulation Workshop (9/15/2017): 7.5 CE Participation Hours
  • Saturday Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management: Didactics (9/16/2017): 4.0 CE Lecture Hours
  • Simulation (9/16/2017): 4.0 CE Participation Hours
    2 Day Weekend Course Only (9/16-9/17/2017): 14.75 CE Lecture Hours
The conference (9/15-9/17/2017) is designed to meet the California Business and Professions Code, Chapter 4, Article 2.85, Section 1647.13 requirement for “approved courses of study related to oral conscious sedation of minor patients as a condition of certification renewal as an oral conscious sedation provider.” We are registered providers of continuing education by the Dental Board of California RP# 5079
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The Fundamentals of Sedation: Bridging the Specialties

This course will update your knowledge of current developments in Pediatric Sedation Dentistry while also providing continuing education credits. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of topics related to the safe and effective delivery of minimal and moderate sedation by inhalation, enteral, and parenteral routes of administration. Recognized leaders and faculty in the field of dental sedation will be leading the course and we will be offering opportunities to gain hands-on experience learning airway techniques to rescue patients from deep sedation, including manikin practice with face masks and ambu bag along with the insertion of nasal and oral airways in a personalized setting with manikins and real equipment. This course offers both didactic lectures and panel discussions. Question and answer panels will provide participants with forums to ask questions and discuss specific issues with course faculty, discuss effective techniques for meaningful communication with patient and parent, and address unusually challenging and complex situations.

Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management: The Didactics

This year we are proud and honored to premiere a symposium endorsed by the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (ASDA). This two part symposium is comprised of a full morning of didactics and the afternoon with six interactive, high-fidelity simulation scenarios. The included hands-on airway workshop is invaluable for refreshing, learning and maintaining airway skills and provides personal one-on-one teaching with expert faculty. This comprehensive symposium of Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management requires registration for both sessions: the morning didactics and afternoon simulation. Alternatively, attendees may choose to register separately for only one of the sessions (morning or afternoon), enabling them the opportunity to cycle back into the weekend workshop.

Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management: Simulation

A unique opportunity to engage in six unique scenarios, inclusive to all areas along the dental sedation continuum. Anesthesia, Pediatric and Dental Faculty with simulation expertise unite to offer hands-on crisis management workshops for the Pediatric Dentist. A small group setting with limited enrollment to maximize participation, engagement and learning. Hands-on Airway Workshop included in registration fee. Participants will spend 40 minutes in each of the six scenarios.

The Cutting Edge of Sedation Across Specialties and Continents

This weekend conference is specifically tailored to pediatric dental sedation. As a continuation of the Friday course which reviews the basics, the weekend course explores the current, state-of-the-art practice of promoting safe and efficient dental sedation. This course targets both adult, pediatric dentists and sedation providers. Led by renowned leaders in pediatric dental sedation who pair their clinical experiences with their vast knowledge. A special discount will be available for those interested in attending the Weekend Conference and Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management Didactics and Simulation.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Review current recommendations regarding minimal, moderate and deep sedation.
  • Evaluate the pharmacology and clinical application of commonly utilized sedatives and weigh the advantages, disadvantages, efficacy and adverse events associated with each option.
  • Evaluate complex and challenging sedation scenarios and formulate a plan.
  • Provide a comprehensive review of the patient presedation assessment necessary to identify appropriate candidates for procedural sedation.
  • Implement recommended physiologic monitoring including capnography used assess status and to identify acute changes.
  • Assess post-sedation readiness for discharge by applying standardized discharge criteria.
  • Objectively consider sedative options based on patient condition, length and depth of targeted sedation and procedure to be performed.
  • Employ non-pharmacologic techniques and strategies to minimize sedatives administered and improve the patient experience.
  • Prepare for unanticipated emergency situations and perform rescue.


  • Be able to describe the common errors of judgment and practice that occurred in previous sedation emergencies.
  • Be able to prepare a dental office team for emergencies with a detailed plan of action.
  • Identify and describe the basic elements of a pediatric dental sedation safety checklist.
  • Have undergone a simulation training experience for handling airway emergencies in the dental office setting.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of human-factors leading to and in the management of crisis and prepare for the management of rare events.
  • Summarize the components of a simulation based learning encounter and determine how to incorporate simulation into the process of training sedation care providers.
  • Establish and demonstrate appropriate components of an adequate primary assessment.
  • Develop an algorithm for the recognition and management of various anatomical and pathological causes of airway obstruction.
  • Create a differential diagnosis for the etiology of respiratory depression and understand the different management techniques.
  • Demonstrate appropriate management of cardiovascular compromise.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in directing a team during a crisis.


  • Analyze recent changes in guidelines, regulations, policies and future developments in sedation systems and their impact on patient care.
  • Complete an in-depth review of physiologic monitoring and develop an appreciation of the role and interpretation of capnography.
  • Develop strategies to better manage airway emergencies.
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 Eduardo Alcaino, BDS (Hons), MDSc, FRACDS, MRACDS, MIntBus/Law
Past President, International
Association of Paediatric Dentistry
Specialist Clinical Associate
University of Sydney, Australia
 Jason Brady, DMD
Dentist Anesthesiologist
Desert State Dental Anesthesia
Phoenix, AZ
 Karen E. Crowley, DDS
Private Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Past President, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
 Dimitris Emmanouil, DDS, MS, PhD
Past-President, International Association
for Disability and Oral Health
Lecturer Dept of Pediatric Dentistry
University of Athens
 M. Cynthia Fukami, DMD, MS
Dentist Anesthesiologist
Private Practice, Phoenix, AZ
Site Director, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
 Andrew Herlich, DMD, MD, FAAP
Professor and Special Assistant to the Chair for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 Michael A. Ignelzi, Jr, DDS, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Private Practice Limited to Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Greensboro, North Carolina
Former Chair, AAPD Task Force on Sedation Education and Sedation Continuing Education
 Ronald Kosinski, DMD
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Anesthesia and Pediatric Sedation
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
NYU College of Dentistry
 Thomas Lenhart, DMD
Dentist Anesthesiologist
Bay Area Anesthesia
 Paloma Pérez Prieto, DMD
Clinica Dental Infantil
Valencia, Spain
 Christine L. Quinn, DDS, MS
Clinical Professor of Dental Anesthesiology
Chair of the Section of Dental Anesthesiology and Residency Program Director (Anesthesiology)
UCLA School of Dentistry
 Mark Saxen, DDS, PhD
Special Consultant
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana Office-Based Anesthesia
Immediate Past President, American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
 Richard Steffen, Dr. med dent, WBA, KZM, SSO
Senior Lecturer, University of Zürich
Clinic for Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Zürich, Switzerland
 James Tom, DMD,FAGD
Clinical Associate Professor
Director CHAMP+ Anesthesiology
Dental Anesthesiology Service
University of Southern California
President Elect, American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
 Philp Yen, DDS
Partner, Bay Anesthesia Group
Board of Directors, American Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Friday, September 15, 2017
Fundamentals of Dental Sedation: Bridging the Specialties
$589 (USD)Optional Lunch:
Basic Airway Workshop
$100 (USD)
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management: Didactics and Simulation Combination (9/16/17) Full Day
$828 (USD)

Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management: Didactics Only (9/16/17) Morning
$449 (USD)

Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management: Simulation Only (9/16/17) Afternoon 
$679 (USD)
Add-On: Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management: Simulation on Saturday, 9/16/17. Dentists registered for a package can replace the afternoon didactics of Day 1 weekend course for this workshop for an additional $379 (USD).

Saturday-Sunday, September 16-17, 2017

Didactics: Pediatric Sedation Outside the OR Weekend Conference (9/16 and 9/17/17)
$799 (USD)

Please refer to the course website for more information on package specials.

All sessions will be held at:
Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf HotelSheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel is located on 2500 Mason St in San Francisco, CA 94133. Telephone: 415-362-5500. Please specify that you are enrolled in this course to receive a reduced room rate of $269 USD/per night 2 Double Beds/1 King Bed (Single/Double Rate). Triple Rate: $289 and Quad rate: $309. Hotel arrangements can also be made online by clicking the below link.
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The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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