Course Description:

This online course qualifies for 1 hour of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate upon completion.

Learn the levels of pediatric sedation and review the principles and choices of monitoring devices in this insightful course presented by renowned pediatric dentist, Dr. Roger Sanger, DDS, and Dr. Steve Yun, MD, an anesthesiologist and pediatric specialist.

Dr. Yun will discuss the protocols for sedation monitoring in pediatric dentistry and share the standard of care devices to consider. The different routes and levels of sedation are explained by Dr. Sanger, as well as the pros and cons of oral conscious sedation versus IV sedation for children. Participants will learn to choose the drugs and techniques that provide the widest margin of safety in pediatric sedation dentistry, and much more.

Course Objectives:

  • Review pediatric monitoring devices, includina g precordial stethoscope, pulse oximeter, capnography, and more.
  • Consider the importance of vigilant visual patient monitoring ithe nto post-anesthesia phase.
  • Study routes and levels of pediatric sedation – the continuum of sedation.
  • Learn the stages of pediatric drug metabolism.
  • Learn why starting at minimal sedation is safest and how to determine if the pediatric patient has passed into the moderate level.
  • Review the drugs approved for pediatric sedation and understand when to bring in an anesthesiologist.
  • Learn tips for communication with parents of sedation patients. 


Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, a computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles. 

You can download this course and watch it anywhere using the DOCS APP. Get it on  Google Play or the Apple Store .

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 1 CE credits.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here.

430 Pediatric Dentistry (Pediatric anesthesia and pain control) – 1 hour

DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.



Dr. Steve Yun
Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Roger Sanger



How can I meet my state’s requirements?

To learn more about how DOCS Education’s full range of courses can satisfy your state’s regulatory requirements, visit This unique online resource is kept up-to-date with the latest in sedation legislation by DOCS Education’s fulltime regulatory counsel. Contact one of our course advisers with any questions or visit our course listings to see upcoming classes and locations.

DOCS Education courses carry the AGD PACE certification

DOCS Education is the nation’s premier provider of safe sedation and advanced dentistry education, having trained almost 24,000 dentists. Since 2000, our courses have been accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. We offer extensive CE opportunities, both in-person and online, that meet your needs.

What is DOCS Education?

DOCS Education is an exclusive community of professionals serving at the forefront of dentistry. We offer world-class courses on safe sedation and advanced dentistry, relying on instructors who are consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. We also are a supportive network of members who guide one another to be better, more confident, more successful dentists.