Pediatric Oral Sedation Certification Courses

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Our comprehensive pediatric oral sedation course, taught by a board certified anesthesiologist, oral surgeon, and pediatric dentist produces a safe, confident and well prepared doctor for pediatric sedation dentistry. The course duration is 30 clock hours / 30 CE credits. Live and simulated case scenarios are performed.  Our pediatric sedation course analyzes pediatric anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology and applies it to sedation dentistry. The diligent monitoring required for pediatric patients is reviewed with techniques presented by an anesthesiologist with years of pediatric sedation experience. Pediatric specific sedation protocols are applied with live case simulation.  Routes of administration are thoroughly reviewed.  Oral, nasal, subcutaneous, and intra-muscular dosing recommendations are tailored to the dentist’s patient demographics.

COURSE TOPICS


Comprehensive pediatric pharmacology
Pediatric anatomy & physiology
Pediatric sedation protocols
Combination pediatric nitrous oxide techniques
Pediatric patient selection
3 Live & 17 simulated case scenarios
Creating a pediatric sedation plan

Pediatric patient monitoring
Pediatric airway management
Pediatric emergency protocols
Pediatric dosing
PALS review
Pediatric discharge criteria

COURSE STRENGTHS
  • Tradition pediatric oral sedation protocols are thoroughly presented.
  • New pediatric oral sedation protocols that are safe and well established with clinical data are introduced.
  • Training manuals are written by physician and dental anesthesiologists with years of a pediatric dental sedation experience.
  • Clinical points to practice safe and effective sedation dentistry are emphasized and details at the level of a medical anesthesia-training program are available for reference.
  • Individual airway management is taught by a board certified anesthesiologist.
  • Secure access to your printable certificates, education history, and training materials is provided on our website.
The ADMA Pediatric Oral Sedation Training Model

The core of our teaching is based on a safe and effective oral dental sedation training program.  To effectively teach pediatric sedation protocols, we further develop a dentist’s understanding of pediatric pharmacology and physiology.  Understanding pharmacology and how sedatives affect pediatric physiology is crucial to achieving success in dosage manipulation.  The ADMA recognizes that dentists have a strong pharmacology knowledge base.  This strong base allows us to confidently provide training on options to oral midazolam protocols.

We teach three protocols in great detail:

• Traditional oral midazolam protocols
• Traditional oral demerol & midazolam protocols
• Nitrous oxide combination oral sedation protocols

The training a dentist receives in addition to the pharmacology, physiology, and dosing is EQUALLY IMPORTANT.  The ADMA provides an organized course to ensure every dentist receives the following training in addition to dosing protocols:

• Pediatric patient selection
• Pediatric emergency response
• Pediatric monitoring
• Pediatric airway management
• Pediatric discharge
• Live case simulation

Providing thorough training on these skills and topics produces a safe and successful sedation dentist. When we train a dentist to administer oral sedation, our anesthesiologists provide individual instruction on each of these training points.  To ensure individual instruction, we keep course volumes low.  The ADMA training model has Q&A periods after every topic. Here is why we thoroughly train in the areas listed:

LIVE CASE SIMULATION

Having the opportunity to select pediatric doses, implement a sedation plan, and react to how a pediatric patient unpredictably responds to sedation develops confidence and proficiency with dosing protocols.

PATIENT SELECTION

Understanding which pediatric patients you SHOULD NOT SEDATE keeps patients safe and protects your dental practice.

SEDATION MONITORING

Monitoring the patient during your case avoids disasters. Training with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist (someone who has dedicated their entire career to sedation) teaches early recognition of complications and develops sedation skills that make you safer and more confident.  Pediatric vital signs can change to dangerous levels quickly.  RMS trains every dentist to monitor sedated children on a breath by breath basis.

AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

The pediatric airway is difficult by definition.  Therefore it is critical that every dentist becomes proficient in pediatric airway management.  All of our dentists are trained individually and become confident in airway management.  Everyone becomes proficient in the use of an Ambu Bag, Oral Airway, and Laryngeal Mask airway (LMA).  We allow our clients to intubate on a simulator.  Learning to intubate visually highlights the components of airway anatomy that cause obstruction.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES

Case scenarios are outlined and presented from the most common occurrence to the least common.  These emergencies are also presented with the simulator.

DISCHARGE CRITERIA

Knowing when you should allow a sedated pediatric patient to go home is the safety net for any dental office.  As long as patients are sent home in a safe state, pediatric oral sedation in the office is very safe and beneficial for children.

We hope this outline provides a clearer understanding of our pediatric sedation course and the objectives we achieve with our training.  Our courses begin at 8:00 am and finish around 5:00 pm.  We routinely stay well past 5:00 pm to continue an open dialogue with our dental clients.  It’s imperative to us that our clients are confident and well trained.  We also find that our clients want to perform extra case simulations and we always accommodate.

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