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.
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