Austin Pediatric Dental Assistant & Hygienist

28 February 2020 - Austin, TX



Dental Assistants and Hygienists will:

  • Learn the Scientific Principles Upon Which Dental Sedation is Based
  • Understand the Necessity of Monitoring Patients Under Sedation and its Applications
  • Connect Clinical Physiology to the Information Displayed on the Electronic Monitors
  • Master the Use of Monitoring in the Clinical Environment
  • Participate in Live Cases that Emphasize the Assistants’ Role in Dental Sedation
Participate in Simulations of Clinical Emergencies Side by Side With a Dentist in a Challenging but Supportive Environment

Courses are typically held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Traditional and new oral sedation protocols are taught by field experts. Dr. Anna McGuire (DMD, Dental Chair Kettering Health Residency) and Dr. Gary Mermel (Board Certified Anesthesiologist) spend individual time with each dental assistant. Our small course sizes ensure that every attendee receives the instruction they need to become a safer and more confident team member.


Before adding pediatric dental sedation to a clinical practice, the staff has to understand the entirety of what pediatric dental sedation entails.  Having dental assistants attend this course provides a stronger safety net for sedated children in a facility.  The team returns to the office with the knowledge required to assist in safe and effective pediatric sedation dentistry.

Topics covered include
  • The pharmacological basis of pediatric sedation
  • How a pediatric patient's anatomy and physiology necessitates isolated monitoring
  • Pediatric airway management algorithms, and the techniques and equipment required to apply them
  • How to monitor sedated pediatric patients and communicate their status to you
  • Pediatric pre screening and pediatric discharge protocols
  • The importance of maintaining adequate medical records
  • Team-building and the skills required to work effectively under the most stressful of conditions
The course meets all state certification requirements and national recommendations for dental assistants & hygienists.

Event Details

Date: 28 February 2020

Start time: 08:00

End time: 17:00

Venue: Austin, TX

Coordinates: 30.277397, -97.729136

Directions: DoubleTree by Hilton Austin University 1617 N Interstate 35 Austin, TX 78702

Phone: 855.406.7671


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