Course Description:

No one expected the caries crisis, yet it's reached epidemic levels among children of all age groups and socioeconomic levels, surpassing even asthma and diabetes as a public health threat.

Unfortunately, the deluge of need arrives when fewer practitioners than ever before specialize in the care of children: a mere 5,000 dentists next to the population of 183,000 overall.

Pediatric sedation dentistry meets the needs of patients and dentists

Pediatric sedation dentistry, because it permits more procedures to be carried out in less time, may be an effective and efficient response to the caries crisis.

In this one-hour CE led by long-time pediatric dentist and DOCS Education faculty member Dr. Roger Sanger, you'll learn why with the right training and equipment the general dentist can safely provide sedation to children.

Dr. Sanger explains how pediatric sedation is safer than ever when dentists incorporate the following into their practices:

  • Careful case selection
  • Advances in monitoring
  • New medications

Discover how the general dentist can appropriately add children to the patient base—thus widening the practice scope to whole families—in this engaging presentation.

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn one CE credit. Sign up now.

Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, 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.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 


  • Learn why, with the right training and equipment, the general dentist can safely provide sedation to children. 

  • Learn how to incorporate careful case selection into your practice. 

  • Understand advances in monitoring. 

  • Learn about new medications. 


Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management) - 1 hour

Total hours: 1 hour

Original release date: 3/6/2012
Reviewed/Updated: 1/15/2021

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



Dr. Roger Sanger
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.