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.