San Diego 3-Day Pediatric Oral Sedation

December 06, 2024 - San Diego, CA



The ADMA is nationally recognized ADA CERP CE Provider for its Pediatric Oral Sedation Certification course. This course is designed to achieve a Pediatric Oral Conscious Sedation Permit.  Our comprehensive course, taught by our board certified anesthesiologists, produces a safer, more confident doctor for oral sedation dentistry.  Live and simulated cases are performed.  The ADMA is the only sedation trainer that teaches New Pediatric Oral Sedation Protocols that are safe and effective.  The ADMA will make every effort to assist you in obtaining your sedation permit. It is ultimately the responsibility of the licensed dentist to know their state’s sedation regulations.

We strongly recommend that all dentists attending this course bring at least one assistant with them. Practices achieve significantly better outcomes integrating sedation into their structure when a team member is able to learn alongside their dentist. You can find assistant certification courses by clicking this link: ADMA Assistant Certification Courses.

Course Registration Instructions

We limit each course variety (Adult, Peds, IV) to 30 participants. This allows us to meet every state’s curriculum and training requirements.

  1. On the right (above the cart), choose the state that you will be applying for an oral sedation permit in from the drop down menu.
  2. Once you have selected your permit applying state, an explanation for your state will appear.
  3. Enter the number of dentists you wish to register to the cart. Upon checkout, the first and last name and contact info for each dentist will be requested.
  4. Once you have selected the desired course, select checkout to complete your registration.
  5. Upon registration, a ticket with a QR code and registration confirmation will be emailed.


  • Dental board qualifiers for state sedation permits are met.
  • Pediatric Emergency Simulation, Pediatric Airway management, and Individualized instruction exceed all states sedation permit requirements.
  • New pediatric oral sedation protocols that are safe and well-established with clinical data are introduced.
  • Training manuals are written with clinical points to practice safe and effective sedation dentistry.  Details at the level of a medical anesthesia training program are available for reference.
  • Individual airway management is taught by a board certified anesthesiologist.
  • Pediatric Monitoring is taught to include precordial stethoscopes and capnography
  • Secure access to your printable certificates, education history, and training materials is provided on our website.


  • Sedation Education: 30 CE Total (24 clock hours + 6 pre course study)
  • Cases: Live with one instructor to one dentist
  • High fidelity live pediatric case simulations (one instructor to one dentist)
  • Dentists must be proficient in 3 experiences returning/rescuing a pediatric patient from deep to moderate sedation
  • Pediatric Airway Management Training & Proficiency:
    • Pediatric Ambu Bag Mask Ventilation
    • Pediatric Oral/Nasal airways
    • Pediatric LMA Placement
    • Manual adjustment
    • Intubation
  • Pediatric Sedation Emergency and Medical Emergency Response Training


The ADMA teaches pediatric oral sedation protocols that go beyond traditional dental practices to encompass the most up-to-date methods practiced in the dental community. Our hands-on simulations involving common emergencies and airway management will assure that you are providing the safest, highest quality sedation care possible to your dental patients.

The key aspect of our Pediatric Oral Sedation Course is training to proficiency in pediatric airway management.  We train dentists to monitor a pediatric patient on a breath by breath basis.  Pediatric patients have very little respiratory reserve, and key vital signs can change abruptly.  Integrating a precordial stethoscope and capnography into the standard monitoring algorithm ensures safe patient care.  Our Pediatric Airway Algorithm must be memorized and utilized in real time in a proficient manner to pass this course.

Courses are held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Traditional and new pediatric oral sedation protocols are taught by field experts. Pediatric pharmacology, physiology, airway management, and patient screening are heavily emphasized in the core curriculum. In addition to interactive didactics, simulated case scenarios develop a safe, knowledgeable, and confident client. Our training manual is derived from the University of Washington School of Medicine Anesthesia training program. We have designed a unique training model that ensures a low client to instructor ratio and is comprised of interactive didactics and simulated case scenarios. Our clients receive the highest quality of pediatric sedation training offered in the industry.  Our training approach ensures the development of a safer, more knowledgeable, and more confident sedation dentist.

Day One
  • 0800 – 0830  ◊  Check in | Government ID Required, Introductions
  • 0830 – 0930  ◊  Pediatric Pharmacology
  • 0930 – 1030  ◊  Pediatric Physiology, Anatomy & Monitoring
  • 1030 – 1100  ◊  Traditional Pediatric Dosing Protocols
  • 1100 – 1200  ◊  New Pediatric Dosing Protocols
  • 1200 – 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 – 1400  ◊ Live Monitor Training with Capnography Tutorial
  • 1400 – 1500  ◊ Live Pediatric Airway Management
  • 1500 – 1700  ◊  Pediatric Pre-Screening & Discharge
Day Two
  • 0800 – 0900  ◊  Review Day 1
  • 0900 – 1000  ◊ Pediatric Dosing Review
  • 1000 – 1200  ◊  Pediatric Medical Emergencies, Sedation challenges
  • 1200 – 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 – 1700  ◊  Office Set Up | Live Simulation: Typical Cases, Sedation emergencies
Day Three
  • 0800 – 0900  ◊  Review Day 2
  • 0900 – 1000  ◊ Hands-On Pediatric Airway Challenges
  • 1000 – 1200  ◊  Live Pediatric Simulations: Sedation challenges, New protocols, Medical emergencies
  • 1200 – 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 – 1700  ◊  Live Cases

Additional information

Select Your State for Sedation Certification

Canada, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado (Minimal), Colorado (Moderate), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (Minimal), North Carolina (Moderate), North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Select Your Manual

Electronic Course Manual (Free), Hard Copy Course Manual ($80)

Event Details

Date: 2024-12-06

Start time: 08:00

End time: 17:00

Venue: San Diego, CA

Directions: TBA

Phone: 855-406-7671