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Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
Member Price: $2247.00
You Save: $250.00
You Save: $250.00
Help Kids Get the Care They Need
Fewer than 5 percent of American dentists specialize in pediatric care. As a result, many fearful, young patients fall through the cracks. We can change that.
Here are some key advantages you'll experience when you enroll in DOCS Education's Pediatric Sedation Dentistry course:
- Highly-focused training – Gain a variety of tools to meet the specific needs of children
- Increased productivity – Complete more procedures with the sedation techniques you'll learn
- Reliable information – Learn proven and tested science
Why This Course is a Must for Pediatric Dentists
Incorporating pediatric sedation into your practice can enable you to better meet the dental needs of children, even those with behavioral issues or fear. DOCS Education's Pediatric Sedation Dentistry course shows you how to help anxious kids and their parents.
Medications used in DOCS Education's pediatric sedation protocols are among the safest available. Some have amnesic properties which not only shorten the patient's perceptions of time but also reduce negative associations with treatment. This fosters a more positive relationship with the dentist as well as lessening anxiety attached to future visits.(161)
"I found the course highly informative. It helped move both our practice and our team forward to another level. I highly recommend the course to anyone seeking not only the skills to offer oral sedation but the tools to provide this service successfully." - Linda Blann, DDS
Don't wait! Sign up today, and get started providing top-tier care to kids. Bring your staff and turn your practice into a culture of excellence in pediatric dental care.
Pediatrics is among the fastest-growing areas of dentistry.
Students in this 3-day pediatric sedation course gain valuable, targeted, clinically-relevant information that can quickly be put to use. The course includes lectures, discussion and hands-on practice.
Course Objectives: Overview
- Learn how to determine which patients are good candidates for pediatric oral sedation (93)
- Participate in airway management and sedation emergency training
- Examine and review pharmacology
- Explore the psychology, developmental stages, behavior, anatomy and physiology of children
- Learn multiple pediatric oral sedation protocols and how to use them in combination with nitrous oxide (64, 76)
- Master communication and behavior management techniques to benefit patients and their parents
- Establish strong and consistent safety procedures to ensure patient, doctor and team safety
- Identify which pediatric patient-monitoring equipment to use and how to use it
- Leave with a solid understanding of the legal and regulatory issues associated with pediatric oral sedation
- Learn the critical role each team member plays in sedation appointments
- Review of drug regimens
- Principles of pharmacology for sedation medications (83, 129)
- Anatomical and physiological considerations
- Patient assessment
- The complicated patient
- Metabolism of drugs and drug-drug interaction(125, 135)
- Pediatric emergencies (96)
- Local anesthesia(135)
- Nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation (119)
- Child and parent selection
- Airway evaluation
- Protection and positioning equipment
- Monitoring and emergency preparedness(71, 96)
- Pediatric sedation protocols
- Treatment planning considerations
- Parent communication and management
- Financial arrangements
- Informed consent, record-keeping and documentation
- Legal and regulatory issues
- Staff support
Dates: 05/17/2013 - 05/19/2013
Location: Washington DC
Closest Airport: Dulles International Airport
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Dates: 08/23/2013 - 08/25/2013
Closest Airport: Memphis International Airport
The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
Cut-off date: Aug 2, 2013
Parking: Discounted for HOTEL GUESTS at $10/day
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Dates: 11/15/2013 - 11/17/2013
Closest Airport: Seattle Tacoma International
Hotel: Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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"I brought some of the team with me, including two hygienists and our assistant manager—all of whom are extremely reluctant to try new things. I sat at lunch today listening with amazement as they told me what we need to do to implement this in our practice! Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I will be sending the rest of the team to this course!" - Karen Harriman, DDS
DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit www.SedationRegulations.com to learn more.
Dr. Roger Sanger
Dr. Roger Sanger, DOCS Education's Pediatric Sedation Dentistry lead instructor, is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. He completed a residency in pediatric dentistry as well as a fellowship in rehabilitation and received a Masters in Health Care from USC Medical Center and Hospitals prior to entering private practice. A lifelong educator, Dr. Sanger has served as an attending faculty member at USC Children's Hospital and the University of Colorado Medical Center. In private practice for over 27 years, he went on to found a multi-doctor, multi-office children's dental group serving six counties on the central coast of California. The group was a leader in establishing two children's dental surgicenters that treat over 5,000 cases of pediatric oral sedation a year.
Dr. Sanger has personally completed over 10,000 pediatric cases over the course of his career. He has authored two clinical textbooks and numerous scientific articles, as well as a textbook on pediatric dental practice management. With fine attention to detail and a passion for writing, he has also been a contributing editor for Dentistry Today. Utilizing the safest drugs and latest technology, Dr. Sanger believes that pediatric oral conscious sedation can allow dental practices to offer comprehensive care to anxious and unmanageable children while simultaneously reducing parental anxiety and increasing practice success.
His warm and open teaching style coupled with his vast experience and passion for treating children enables Dr. Sanger to easily impart his knowledge to those he teaches.
Dr. Peter Chiang
Dr. Peter C.J. Chiang received his dental degree from the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center where he also completed a residency in pediatric dentistry. His pediatric dental specialties include growth and development, prevention, education, and maintenance of children's dental health.
A passionate educator as well as a dedicated practitioner, Dr. Chiang serves as a pediatric dentistry lecturer at UCLA and is the managing partner of the Central Coast Pediatric Dental Group, a regional multi-office, multi-doctor pediatric dental group serving the dental needs of children and teenagers in the six counties comprising California's central coast. The group is a pioneer for advancing orally administered sedative medication techniques as an adjunct to comprehensive care for children and teenagers with dental anxiety and fear.
Notably, Dr. Chiang designed the first children's surgicenter in California.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, an active member of the Monterey Bay Dental Society, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Chiang joins two of his Central Coast Pediatric Dental Group colleagues, Dr. Roger G. Sanger and Dr. Kenji B, Saisho, as a faculty member and instructor of DOCS Education's Pediatric Sedation Dentistry course.
Dr. Kenji Saisho
Dr. Kenji B. Saisho received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School in Chicago, IL and completed a residency in family medicine at UCLA Northridge Hospital. Prior to receiving a dental degree from the University of Pacific at San Francisco, he practiced family medicine in a large medical group for over 15 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and keeps his medical education current. His diverse experience as both a physician and a dentist allows him to provide the highest level of comprehensive care for all of his patients.
Dr. Saisho now practices dentistry with the Central Coast Pediatric Dental Group, a regional multi-office, multi-doctor pediatric dental group serving the dental needs of children and teenagers in the six counties comprising California's central coast. The group is a pioneer for advancing orally administered sedative medication techniques as an adjunct to comprehensive care for children and teenagers with dental anxiety and fear.
Dr. Saisho joins two of his Central Coast Pediatric Dental Group colleagues, Dr. Roger G. Sanger and Dr. Peter C.J. Chiang, as a faculty member and instructor of DOCS Education's Pediatric Sedation Dentistry course.
Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Shu-Tung Fang is a world-renowned physician, educator, businessman, and speaker. Board certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Fang received his PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Illinois and his Doctorate of Medicine from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He also completed fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. At Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Fang served as Chief of the Walter Bauer Firm and Clinical Director of the Governing Board of the Medical Services Associates. He has been repeatedly honored as one of "America's Top Doctors" and "The Best Doctors of Boston."
While maintaining an active practice in internal medicine and nephrology in Boston, Dr. Fang also serves as a lead instructor at Harvard Medical School. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and chairs the Medical Internship Selection Committee at Massachusetts General Hospital which helps build relationships between medical students and the hospital.
As an active businessman, Dr. Fang's associations include: FerruMax, Protocare, Catalyst, Exit Strategy, Physician Dynamics, MEDAcorp, Biolink, Alphaport, Channel Three, LVI Global, and SpectraMed among many others.
Widely respected in the medical, dental, and academic communities, Dr. Fang is frequently a featured speaker at medical and dental conferences. He has authored several medical texts, teaching series, and reference manuals, including Oral Medicine Secrets and two editions of Principles and Practice of Oral Medicine. His co-authored interactive DVD from the EndoMagic Interactive Teaching Series, Antibiotics in Dentistry, has received significant acclaim. Other award-winning works include Ultimate Cheat Sheets: Practical Guide for the Dentist, The Ultimate Basic Drug Kit, and The Ultimate Advanced Drug Kit for Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, which was named Educational Product of the Year by Clinicians Report in 2007 and 2008. Dr. Fang also was named in the "Top 100 Clinicians in Continuing Education" by Dentistry Today in 2008.
As a faculty member of DOCS Education, Dr. Fang plays an integral role in bridging the gap between the dental and medical professions. He serves as an instructor for a variety of courses including Oral Sedation Dentistry, Sedation Solutions, Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, and IV Sedation Update: Continuing Certification.
Many dental insurance carriers will pay for sedation. Again, there is wide variability in this area.
To learn more about DOCS Education's wide range of courses visit our Continuing Education section or www.SedationRegulations.com, which lists the latest regulatory developments. We particularly encourage membership in DOCS Education, which offers round-the-clock personal attention from the nation's leading legal authority on dental regulations.
All DOCS Education programs are AGD/PACE-approved courses.
DOCS Education consists of over 3,000 members committed to offering safe dentistry to all patients, including those suffering from anxiety. DOCS Education graduates have safely treated an estimated 2 million patients across the United States and Canada. Since it's estimated around 30 percent of people fear the dentist, many individuals remain to be helped. That's why DOCS Education frequently updates its courses and information.