Course Description:

Advanced Pediatric
Airway Management


Become proficient at different techniques for airway management and resuscitation. Includes Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification skills check-off. Earn 9 CE hours.

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More children are coming to our practices with more cavities than ever before.

Parents are juggling jobs, kids, schoolwork, Covid concerns—they're stressed. The last thing they want to hear is that their child needs to come in for multiple appointments. On top of that, kids come to your office tired from a full day at school and not happy about being at the dentist.

Something needs to change. Learn how to integrate “one visit” oral sedation protocols into your practice and make the dental experience pain-and-anxiety-free for the child, the parents, and you.

NEWS: DOCS Education has created an Interactive (((Live))) Streaming program for Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation Dentistry to take place on Feb. 18, 2022. Learn how to integrate "one visit" oral sedation protocols into your practice from the safety and comfort of your home.

DOCS Education's world-class dental faculty will provide you and your team with superior Pediatric Oral Sedation Dentistry training through the innovative DOCS Education Interactive (((Live))) Streaming Program.

You will earn a total of 16 CE hours.

Please Note: This (((LIVE))) Streaming course, when added to our 1-day Live APAM (Advanced Pediatric Airway Management with human simulators) and PALS course, will fulfill the 25CE hours required for permit or certification in many states. For more information on your state requirements and to learn more, contact a course advisor at (855) 227-6505.

The Game Changer in Pediatric Dentistry

Change the way you treat pediatric patients using minimal conscious sedation with an orally administered sedative and amnesic (no memory) drug with N2O analgesia.

Transform multiple pediatric appointments and difficult cases into a single "no memory" appointment.

What makes this Interactive (((Live))) Streaming course better than other pediatric sedation courses?

  1. Some courses give you a shopping list of drug options without a best-in-practice direction. Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation Dentistry won’t overwhelm you with outdated protocols, teaching you proven protocols that are the safest and most effective in pediatric dentistry.
  2. The course is taught by renowned practicing pediatric dentists and physicians: Roger Sanger, DDS, MS (pediatric dentist), and Leslie Fang, MD, Ph.D. (internist and nephrologist).
  3. Instruction is focused on clinically relevant information that you can put to use immediately in your practice.
  4. You will learn Advanced Pediatric Airway Management (APAM)* using high-fidelity human simulators and animal cadaver material so you can be prepared should an emergency arise.




Upon completion of this competency course in minimal pediatric sedation, the dentist will:

  • Learn the single best protocol, step by step, for safe pediatric sedation—a virtual, no memory appointment.
  • Discover, using real case studies, how to correctly diagnose and create a treatment plan using caries risk management in children.
  • Identify the pharmacological effects of sedation drugs and understand the sedation/general anesthesia continuum.
  • Develop the valuable communication skills for dealing with nervous parents and guardians.
  • Understand the importance of monitoring pediatric patients within the standard of care doctrine.
  • Six scenarios practiced on the high-fidelity human simulators that have direct application for pediatric dentists who sedate children in their office.


Include Your Team!

Successful implementation of new skills depends not just on an intelligent doctor—but an intelligent team. Provide your team with the confidence, skills, and preparation to ensure pediatric sedation is implemented safely and efficiently in your practice.

What You'll Learn

In this 1-day (((live))) streaming course with an online pre-course, you will develop a skill set that will allow you to safely and confidently use oral sedation on pediatric patients. Clinically tested over 30 years, these “no memory, no opioid” protocols have unprecedented safety, outstanding results, and no unnecessary complexity.

You will engage in the study of the continuum of pediatric sedation dentistry: from case selection to the science of sedation to safety to implementation.

The course divided into the following components: 50% (((LIVE))) streaming lectures, 45% online video content to be viewed prior to the live course start dates, and 5% office hours with DOCS Faculty to review pre-course material.


Complete Your Education with Safe and Effective Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

Register for the Advanced Pediatric Airway Management to complete your permitting requirement in many states.* When practicing pediatric sedation dentistry, advanced airway management skills are critical to keep you and your patients safe. In this one-day, hands-on, practical course, through repetition you will become proficient at different techniques for airway management and resuscitation. The course includes Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification skills check-off. This course will earn 10 hours of CE and will fulfill most state’s required 25CE recertification conditions and deliver a unique educational experience that is at once enriching, stimulating, and fun.

* Check with DOCS Education’s Regulatory Counsel for your specific state requirements.


Get Started

Get the same quality and faculty as our live courses, but now from the comfort of your home or office.


Learn about the course from instructor Dr. Sanger himself by listening here:

Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Schedule*


Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation
Precourse Agenda

  1. Introduction
  2. Protective Positioning Stabilization & Immobilization Equipment
  3. Review of Local Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry
  4. Child Selection for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  5. Pharmacology
  6. Pediatric Patient Assessment
  7. Obesity & Diabetes Mellitus
  8. Pediatric Patient Assessment Complicated Patients
  9. Metabolism of Drugs & Drug/Drug Interactions
  10. Medical Emergencies
  11. Pediatric Anatomy and Physiology
  12. Sedation Voyage

Safe & Effective Pediatric Sedation
Day One

  1. New Economics of Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  2. Routes and Levels of Pediatric Sedation
  3. Review of Drug Regimes in Pediatric Dentistry
  4. Airway Evaluation in the Pediatric Patient
  5. Monitoring in Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  6. Preemptive Analgesia and Reversal Controversy
  7. Protocol for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  8. Sedation Algorithm
  9. Financial Arrangements
  10. Office Design and Usage Modification for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  11. Case Studies in Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
  12. Getting Started

* Example schedule

Technical Requirements: A desktop or laptop computer with audio and video capabilities linked to a high-speed Internet connection to view the presentations and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles. A mobile device to access the interactive event polling technology.

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. 


(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management) – 6.5 hours 

430 (Pediatric Dentistry: Behavior Management) – 9.5 hours 

Total hours: 16 hours

Team members receive 15 hours

If a course cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to the beginning session, you will receive a refund minus $500. $400 of that amount may be applied to a future course within 1 year. If you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, no refund will be issued. You may choose to transfer to a future event within one year for a fee of $100. Please contact your course advisor for more information.

For more information on your state’s regulations about sedation dentistry go to and choose the state in which you practice. 

If you still have questions, please contact a course advisor at 855-227-6505.

DOCS Members can receive a summary statement of their regulations by logging in and clicking here

Advanced Pediatric Airway Management (APAM) with High-Fidelity Human Simulation Module

A pediatric emergency could occur on any patient in your practice. If this situation arises, you are the first responder. Are you prepared? Can you recognize pediatric emergencies and manage successful outcomes? Are your “hands-on” life support skills current?

APAM stands for Advanced Pediatric Airway Management and the simulator used in teaching is a replica of a pediatric patient. By perfectly mimicking real patient behavior, the module helps in the training process to provide doctors with the skills for safe and effective airway management.

James Bovia brings his 30 years of experience in emergency medical services in order to lead attendees through six emergency scenarios.

These six scenarios will be programmed into the high-fidelity human simulators that have direct application for pediatric dentists who sedate children in their office. These scenarios include:

  • Asthma: A patient may experience an attack while under sedation, thus causing an airway emergency.

  • Excess of local anesthetic: A patient could experience an overdose (toxicity) of local anesthesia causing a biphasic (excitation then depression) reaction.

  • Allergic reaction: This could result in first a cutaneous reaction progressing to anaphylaxis with airway emergency.

  • Sinus Tachycardia (ST) or Supra Ventricular Tachycardia (SVT): Possibly from elevated temp, stress, etc. during sedation requiring initial vagal stimulation.

  • Foreign body introduction: Gauze, tooth, crown, bur, etc. in oropharyngeal area during sedation causing an airway emergency.

  • Diabetes: Patient could experience an episode of hypoglycemia during sedation.

Note: DOCS Education strongly encourages dentists to enroll in the American Heart Association’s HeartCode PALS Part 1 prior to enrolling in Pediatric Sedation Dentistry. If you successfully complete HeartCode PALS Part 1, you have the opportunity to become PALS-certified or re-certified by attending Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, which fulfills Parts 2 and 3. This also applies to completing the APAM course in conjunction with Safe and Effective Pediatric sedation Dentistry (((Live))) Event.

However, spaces for recertification testing will be limited. If you are interested in becoming certified or recertified, please inquire with your Customer Service Representative to learn more.


February 18-19, 2022

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.