Dental Assistant Sedation: Your Role in the Safe Sedation of Children

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Who Should Attend
Those on the dental team involved with the sedation of children in the office.

October 20-21, 2023

Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 N. Saint Clair Street Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-1234

Book Your Hotel Room
Only a small number of rooms remain available at the Hyatt Centric. Please use this link to book at the Hyatt Centric. If no rooms are available for your dates, unfortunately the hotel may be sold out.

Book your hotel room at the Hyatt Centric at the AAPD discounted rate.

An overflow block of rooms has been set up at the Hotel Saint Clair (162 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611) located just across the street from the Hyatt Centric (1 minute walk). Please use this link and the following instructions to book your room at the group rate. 

Book your hotel room at the Hotel Saint Clair at the AAPD discounted rate 

  • Click on the link to be taken to the reservations page.
  • Select your number of guests
  • Click on the ‘Add Code’ drop down
  • Click on the ‘Discount Code’ drop down
  • Select ‘Group Attendee’
  • Enter the code following code in the blank box: 2310AAPDSA
  • Click ‘Add’
  • On the next page click ‘Select & Go to the next step’. You will be able to choose your exact dates on the next page.
  • Select your dates of stay and click on ‘Update Dates of Stay’
  • Click on ‘Book’ and then follow the prompts from here to complete your reservation.

Registration Fees




By Sept 20, 2023 


After Sept 20, 2023 


Assistant/ Office Staff






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Course Information
This one-and-a-half-day course is specially designed for the pediatric dental assistant to enhance their knowledge and understanding of sedation emergencies and other emergent medical conditions in the office. An introduction to oral sedatives and using nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation will be included. Participants will learn how to organize and prepare the office for an organized response to a medical emergency and how to assist in the management of medical and sedation emergencies. On Saturday morning, there is a four-hour workshop that allows hands-on training for the dental assistant. Participants will rotate through the multiple stations to include airway management, airway equipment, and monitor placement.

Course Chair and Speaker
Bobby Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S.

Stephen Wilson, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D.
Cara Riley, D.M.D., M.S., D.A.D.B.A
Christine Quinn, D.D.S., M.S.
Scott Papineau, D.D.S, PharmD

This course is worth 11 CE credits.

*Cancellation Policy: Full refunds for registration minus a $150 cancellation fee will be given only if written notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the course. For one-day courses, the cancellation fee will be $75 with the same rules applying. A 50 percent refund will be given if written notice is received up to two weeks prior to the course. No refunds will be given within one week prior to the course. No refunds will be given for no-shows.