Pediatric Oral Sedation Webinar

16 April 2021 - Virtual




This course is designed to prepare dentists for safe, confident, and effective pediatric oral sedation skills. By taking this course, you will return to your practice with the training you need to provide exceptional pediatric oral sedation care to your patients.



In response to COVID-19, the ADMA is now offering its lecture circuit sedation training courses in a webinar format. Save money and time in a low-risk setting by joining our courses from home. Here’s how it works:


This course will feature the same instructor cadre as our in-person courses. Learn sedation techniques from a board-certified anesthesiologist and observe live sedation cases performed by an experienced sedation dentist.


The ADMA Webinar curriculum is identical in content to an in-person course. The only difference is that you’ll be observing the hands-on component. We believe that airway management is an essential part of safe sedation dentistry, so Webinar participants will receive a voucher for a free hands-on training experience at any future in-person course. Upon course completion, you’re invited to schedule a live video conference with an instructor to review course content.


Webinar attendees can tune in from any device that is equipped for live video streaming. Responsive ADMA staff will be at the ready to forward your questions to the instructors using an integrated messaging system. This way, you can interact and participate from the comfort and safety of your home.


This course will be held at the same time as its in-person counterpart. Check-in and troubleshooting begins at 8:00 AM, there is an hour-long lunch break at noon, and the course concludes at 5:00 PM daily.


Dentists that offer sedation are able to provide their services in a more diverse manner to a greater patient population. This results in greater income, distinguished practice recognition, and most importantly a higher quality of patient care.


To register for this course, simply select your state for sedation certification from the drop-down menu in the upper right of this page. Once you proceed through the checkout process, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your course materials, instructions for webinar access, and contact info in case you have any questions leading up to the course. We take pride in being an accessible business, so you can be sure to get a real person on the phone when you give us a call. (855) 406-7671

Your Credentialing Process

Upon course completion, you’ll be sent access instructions to online sedation CE testing to complete your training. These tests have no time limit and can be taken as many times as you would like. By achieving a score of 80% or better, you will be issued webinar-specific credentialing documents. Most state dental boards are currently accepting this format of training.

In the unlikely event your application is returned with a request for additional hands-on training, you are invited to any future ADMA in-person course to complete it. Dentists practicing in states with 60-hour training requirements must call 855-406-7671 to schedule live clinical cases. Please see the explanation of permit requirements below to see which category your state falls in.


Every state has different sedation permit requirements. To find out whether your state accepts this course, select your state from the drop-down menu in the upper right.

This course is designed to meet and exceed the current ADA National Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists. This means you’ll receive 30 CE hours of sedation-specific training including extensive pediatric emergency airway management instruction.


The ADMA teaches from well-rounded curriculum by combining academic literature with real-world experience. You’ll learn the following topics from an instructor with extensive clinical experience:

  • Pediatric Sedation Pharmacology
  • Pediatric Physiology
  • Pediatric Dosing Approaches and Techniques
  • Pediatric Prescreening
  • Pediatric Patient Discharge
  • Emergency Response
  • Pediatric Airway Management
  • Monitor Interpretation
  • Sedation Billing
  • Documentation
  • Office Setup
  • Live and Simulated Pediatric Sedation Case Experiences

These key topics are essential to building a solid foundation of sedation knowledge. They are also important markers dental boards use to ensure sedation proficiency. Below, you’ll find a breakdown of the course details by topic:




Day One
  • 0800 – 0830  ◊  Check in | Government ID Required
  • 0830 – 0930  ◊  Pharmacology
  • 0930 – 1030  ◊  Physiology & Monitoring
  • 1030 – 1100  ◊  Traditional Dosing Protocols
  • 1100 – 1200  ◊  New Dosing Protocols
  • 1200 – 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 – 1400  ◊ Live Monitor Training
  • 1400 – 1500  ◊ Capnography Tutorial
  • 1500 – 1700  ◊  Pre-Screening & Discharge
Day Two
  • 0800 – 0900  ◊  Review Day 1
  • 0900 – 1000  ◊ Dosing Review
  • 1000 – 1200  ◊  Medical Emergencies
  • 1200 – 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 – 1400  ◊  Airway Management
  • 1400 – 1500 ◊ Office Set Up
  • 1500 – 1600 ◊ Live Simulation: Typical Cases
  • 1600 – 1700 ◊ Live Simulation: Emergencies
Day Three
  • 0800 – 0900  ◊  Review Day 2
  • 0900 – 1000  ◊ Hands-On Airway Challenges
  • 1000 – 1200  ◊  Live Simulations: New protocols
  • 1200 – 1300  ◊  Break
  • 1300 – 1600  ◊  Live Cases, Medical Emergencies
  • 1600 – 1700 ◊  Credentialing

In-Depth Course Overview

The ADMA teaches pediatric oral sedation protocols that go beyond traditional techniques to encompass the most up-to-date methods practiced in the dental community today. Our hands-on simulations involving common emergencies and airway management to ensure that you are providing the safest, highest quality sedation care possible to your 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. In this course you will use the ADMA’s Airway Algorithm to diagnose and treat the most common sedation-related emergencies on our high-fidelity simulator.

Sedation Pharmacology

In order to safely and effectively administer sedation, practitioners must understand the uses, effects, and modes of action of the drugs they give their patients. The ADMA OCS course teaches these topics in an accessible, practical, and informative manner to prepare you for making successful dosing decisions.

Patient Physiology

Understanding the way the human body reacts to sedation is a key component of safety and a boon to the savvy sedation dentist. By teaching students how to understand topics like receptor sites, airway anatomy, and neuromuscular coordination, the ADMA produces a wise practitioner.

Dosing Approaches and Techniques

Many sedation educators stick to teaching single-agent benzodiazepine protocols. Although these work very effectively in some cases, they can be dramatically improved when combined with an opiate, nitrous oxide, or titration. Depending on your state’s regulations, you can integrate these newer, more effective dosing approaches to lower your overall medication, improve patient satisfaction, and produce a more balanced level of sedation for easier procedures.

Prescreening Selection

It is important to recognize which patients are appropriate candidates for dental sedation. The ADMA will teach you and your staff which patients you should and should not sedate to keep your patients and your practice safe.

Patient Discharge

Once your sedation dentistry procedure is complete, it is crucial to ensure your patient has the appropriate arrangements in place. Knowing when you should allow a sedated patient to go home is the safety net for any dental office.  The majority of oral dental sedation lawsuits focus on incidents occurring outside the dental facility. The ADMA will teach you how to send your patients home in a safe state

Emergency Response

Oral sedation in the dental office is very safe, easy to implement, and beneficial for the patient. However, it is important to be prepared in case of an emergency. The ADMA teaches ACLS-based emergency response procedures catered specifically for the most common dental sedation emergencies including: Laryngospasm, Bronchospasm, Emesis & Aspiration, Airway Blockage by Foreign Body, Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, Hyper/Hypotension, Allergic and Toxicity Reactions, Seizures, Syncope, Phlebitis, Hyper/Hypoventilation, Cardiac Arrest, and Cardiac Arrhythmias.

Airway Management

Memorizing ER procedures can feel like a daunting task at first. That’s why the ADMA has developed a simple, straightforward airway algorithm that makes diagnosis a breeze. In-person attendees will receive individualized, hands-on training on our high-fidelity simulation manakin. For their turns, webinar attendees direct the in-person dentists remotely via live video feed.

Monitor Interpretation

In addition to monitoring the patient directly, it is important to understand how to implement and interpret electronic monitoring. In this course, the ADMA will show you how to interpret patient vital signs on a monitor to recognize complications and develop sedation skills that make you safer and more confident.

Sedation Billing

Common sedation billing structures are discussed so you can return to your practice with a pricing scale that is in line with industry standards.


Integrating sedation into your practice requires diligent documentation. This ensures patient consent and expectations are acknowledged and recorded. If your dental board ever wants to audit your cases, proper documentation helps tell the story for decisions made, and how your patient responded to sedation. In addition, referring back to past notes can aid you in formulating a more effective sedation plan. Upon course completion, the ADMA will provide you with boiler-plate forms for prescreening, discharge, medication logs, and sedation flow sheets for use in your own office.

Office Setup

This course will walk you through what you need to do to prepare your office for a streamlined sedation structure.

Live and Simulated Sedation Case Experiences

In this course, you will get to experience live sedation cases in real-time. This will help you recognize the hallmark aspects of dental sedation. Additionally, you will receive individualized, hands-on training on our high-fidelity simulation manakin. For their turns, webinar attendees direct the in-person dentists remotely via live video feed.

Our training approach ensures the development of a safer, more knowledgeable, and more confident sedation dentist. Train with the sedation experts. Register for an ADMA course today!

ADMA Instructors   

  • Shanetta Sutton, DMD, Dental Director
  • Cory Pickens, MD, CEO, Anesthesiologist, Didactics Only
  • Gary Mermel, MD Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Medical Director
  • Erwin Washington, Aerospace ENGR, COO, Chief of Simulation
  • Leigh-Ann Schuerman, DMD, Pediatric Dental Sedation Director
  • Connie Cox, CRNA, Clinical Instructor

Additional instructors for each course will participate in their area of expertise. Instructors subject to change based on availability.

Course Cancellation Policy

All course cancellations are subject to a 3% processing fee and $450 course manual charge.


Each state dental board has unique credentialing methods for dentists. Please Note: The ADMA is a sedation training company. We strive to prove the highest quality of sedation training available. As a complementary service to our learners, we also share information regarding state permit requirements as we interpret them. It is ultimately the responsibility of the licensed dentist to understand their state’s regulations. Please trust but verify the permit requirements found on our site as your state’s dental board website will have the most current regulatory information. In general, a state falls into one of three categories:

1) 60 hour course

CO [moderate], DE, FL, HI, LA, MI, NV, OH, SD, VT, VA, and WY

60 Hour Training Course:  These states have mandated that Oral Conscious Sedation Training needs to be essentially equivalent to that of an IV Sedation Training Course (Colorado [moderate], Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming). These courses can be completed in one or two training modules.  They require 60 hours of didactics and 20 clinical cases.  A dentist can come to the ADMA’s training facility in Ohio and complete the course in one module.  The dentist can also break the training into two modules.  With this option the dentist needs to complete Module I (Any 30 hour oral sedation course with the ADMA) and Module II.  Module II includes 30 hours of didactics and 20 clinical cases.  Module II takes place in Dayton, OH at the ADMA’s training facility and can be scheduled by calling 855-406-7671.

2) DBE Course

AL, AZ, AR, CO [Minimal], ID, MT, MN, MS, NE, NH, NM, NY, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, and WV

Dental Board Evaluation of Sedation Application:  The Dental Board Evaluates each dentist and the training program on a case by case basis.  The state will require an ADA CERP, AGD PACE, or a University Based program.  The ADMA training programs are at the highest level of credentialing.  The ADMA training programs are officially approved by Kettering Health Residency and University Affiliated.

3) Pre Qualified Course

AK, CA, GA, KS, KY, MO, NC, NJ, NE, and WI

Pre-Qualified Oral Sedation Training Program:  The state dental board has reviewed the ADMA Oral Conscious Sedation Curriculum and approved the ADMA as a training provider for an Oral Sedation Permit.  Some of these states divide Oral Conscious Sedation into Minimal Oral Sedation and Moderate Oral Conscious Sedation.  When the state divides Oral Conscious sedation into two categories, the dentist must complete the ADMA Minimal Oral Sedation Course (or a course equivalent) before they take the Moderate Oral Conscious Sedation Course.

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 ($60)

Event Details

Date: 16 April 2021

Start time: 08:00

End time: 17:00

Venue: Virtual

Phone: 855-406-7671