This course features the recognized leaders in the field, both in dental anesthesia as well as pediatric dentistry. You’ll find didactic lectures, case studies, film clip sessions, panel discussions and hands-on breakouts with personalized attention. There will be dedicated forums to ask questions and talk about specific issues with course faculty, discuss techniques for effective communication with the patient and parent to address unusually challenging and complex situations. This course will offer opportunities to gain hands-on experience while learning airway techniques to rescue patients and will include breakout sessions with manikin practice with face masks, ambu bags and the insertion of nasal and oral airways; all in a personalized setting with real equipment and monitors.
This course is intended for pediatric dentists who have had training in sedation techniques in their graduate or residency programs. This course is consistent with the ADA’s Guidelines on Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students in a Continuing Education Program. The level of this course, according to the ADA’s Guidelines, Part II, Definitions, Education Courses, is that of a survey course and does not offer direct, clinical patient management.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should have a better understanding of the:
- The pediatric anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular and central nervous system related to sedation
- Commonly observed pharmacological effects of sedative agents used in pediatric sedations
- The appropriate physical assessment of the pediatric patient including risk assessment
- How to choose appropriate sedative(s) for the individual pediatric patient based on behavior, temperament and dental needs
- The appropriate monitoring equipment
- Guidelines associated with the sedation of pediatric patients
- The principles of protocol in enhancing patient safety during oral sedation
- Intra-operative room and restorative preparation associated with sedation visits
- The principles associated with patient and family management during sedation visits
- The use of nitrous oxide when used in combination with other sedative agents for use in pediatric patients
- Advantages and disadvantages of sedation and consider alternatives
- Complications associated with sedation of the pediatric patient
- Discuss the prevention, recognition and management of these complications
- Discuss the pharmacological effects of combined drug therapy, their implications and management
Course Chair: Stephen Wilson, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D
Course Vice Chair: Sarat Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S.
Alan Milnes, D.D.S, Ph.D., F.R.C.D.(C)
Cara Riley, D.M.D., M.S.
Friday, October 2, 2020
7:30-8:15 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast
8:15-8:45 a.m. Introduction
8:45-9:45 a.m. Temperament and Behavioral Assessment
9:45-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Pediatric Physiology, Medical History & Review of Systems
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Children with Special Healthcare Needs: Focus on ASA II
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1-2 p.m. Risk Assessment, Physical Exam, Patient Preparation
2-2:30 p.m. Preparing the Operatory
2:30-3 p.m. Obtaining Appropriate Informed Consent
3-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-3:45 p.m. Legislative Updates
3:45-4:30 p.m. Local Anesthesia and Sedation: Risks, Prevention and Management
4:30-5 p.m. Case Based Scenarios
5-5:45 p.m. Open Panel Discussion & Questions
5:45-6:30 p.m. Airway management Orientation/Practice & Resident/Practitioner Grouping
Saturday, October 3, 2020
7:30-8 a.m. Continental breakfast
8-9 a.m. Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics of agents used in sedation
9-11 a.m. Diagnosis & Management of Sedation Complications
11-11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Clinical Use & Selection of Oral Regimens
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:45 p.m. Sedation Protocol & Monitoring
2:45-3 p.m. Break
3- 3:15 p.m. Special Considerations of Immobilization during Sedation
3:15-4 p.m. Documentation of Sedation Visit
4-4:45 p.m. Practice Management & Staffing Options
4:45-5:15 p.m. Case Based Scenarios
5:15-6 p.m. Open Panel Discussion & Questions
Sunday, October 4, 2020
7-7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
7:30-8:30 a.m. Film Clips & Final Questions
8:30-11:30 a.m. Group Teaching Stations: Rotate every 45 minutes
AAPD designates this activity for 22 continuing education credits.
Sheraton Boston Hotel
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Boston, MA 02199
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$299 single/double occupancy
Reservations can be made by calling the Sheraton Boston Hotel at (617) 239-2000 or booking online. Be sure to mention the AAPD in order to get our special room rate, and be sure to ask about any early departure and cancellation fees.
Room rates listed do not include applicable room tax, currently 14.95 percent.
To take advantage of our discounted AAPD room rate, make your reservation no later than September 2, 2020. Please note that our discounted rate may sell our prior to this date.
Please contact Direct Travel, AAPD's official travel provider at (800) 840-0908 or you can e-mail directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, to obtain the lowest available fares, early booking is recommended.
Deadline for early registration is September 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 September 2, 2020, please contact the Meetings Department at the AAPD headquarters office at (312) 337-2169 to verify availability of onsite and faxed registration.
Before Sept. 2, 2020 After Sept. 2, 2020 AAPD Member $990 $1,090 AAPD Student Member $495 $595 Non-Member Dentist $1,190 $1,290
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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:
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