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; papoose board and monitor placement.
Course Chair & Speaker: Bobby Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S.
Speaker: Alan Milnes, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Speaker: Cara Riley, D.M.D. M.S.
Speaker: Stephen Wilson, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D.
7:30-8:15 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15-9:15 a.m. - The Spectrum of Pain and Anxiety in Dentistry
- The Pediatric Patient
- Anatomical and physiological considerations
- Sedation Continuum Thikkurissy
9:15-10 a.m. - Oral Sedatives , Thikkurissy
10-10:15 a.m. - Break, AB Foyer
10:15-11 a.m. - Local Anesthesia, Milnes
11-11:30 a.m. - Monitoring and Record Keeping, Thikkurissy
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen, Thikkurissy
12-1 p.m. - Lunch
1-2 p.m. - Medical History and Review of Systems, Riley
2-3 p.m. - Diagnosis and Management of Sedative Complications, Riley
3-3:15 p.m. - Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. - Preparing the Office and Team Approach, Thikkurissy
4:15 -4:30 p.m. - Protective Stabilization, Wilson
4:30-4:45 p.m. - The AAP/AAPD Guidelines
4:45-5:30 p.m. - Film Clips & Final Questions, Thikkurissy
5:30-5:45 p.m. - Wrap up, Thikkurissy
7:30-8 a.m. - Continental breakfast, FGH Foyer
8-8:15 a.m. - Break and convene in breakouts
8:15-10:45 a.m. - Group Teaching Stations: Rotate every 45 minutes
- Station I: Monitoring, Thikkurissy
- Station II: Papoose Board/Restraints, Wilson
- Station III: Basic Airway Techniques, Milnes
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
Book Hotel Now Here or call 1-617-236-2000 and mention AAPD Sedation Course for the group rate.
Group Rate: $299 plus tax
Deadline for early registration is Sept. 2, 2020. Space is limited, with registrations being accepted on a space-available basis. Please note that space may fill up prior to the early cut-off date. After Sept. 2, 2020, please contact the Meetings Department at the AAPD headquarters office at (312) 337-2169 to verify availability of onsite and faxed registration.
By Sept. 2, 2020 After Sept. 2, 2020 Assistants $440 $540
Fax completed Registration Form to number below
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.
Notice of cancellation can be made online or in writing and sent as follows:
Mail: AAPD Meetings Department
211 East Chicago Ave, Ste. 1600
Chicago, IL 60611
Fax: (312) 337-6329
The meeting sponsors are not responsible for travel expenses or penalties under any circumstances.
For further information, please contact the AAPD Meetings Department at (312) 337-2169.