Course Description:

This online course qualifies for .5 hours of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate upon completion.

Learn the medical considerations of basic anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology as they relate to pediatric dentistry in this concise review presented by DOCS Education and Dr. Steve Yun, MD, an anesthesiologist and pediatric specialist.

Dr. Yun will discuss the critical differences in pediatric anatomy that impact respiratory and pulmonary physiology, including the tongue, tonsils, head size, chest wall, and more. Learn the importance of clinical monitors, as well as vigilant visual monitoring and post-sedation protocols when treating pediatric patients.

Course Objectives:

  • Review pediatric airway evaluation:
    • Malampati score
    • Small submental space
    • Tonsillar hypertrophy
    • Brodsky score
    • Upper respiratory infection
  • Learn pediatric lung volume essentials including:
    • Functional residual capacity (FRC)
    • Oxy-hemoglobin disassociation curve
    • Rate of pediatric desaturation
    • Increased closing capacity
  • Review clinical monitors used in pediatric sedation
  • Understand possible factors and relevant protocols in post-sedation monitoring


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 .5 CE credits.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here.

NOTE: Many dental boards require that a specified portion of your CE credits be via in-person attendance at live courses. Check your state's rules!

430 Pediatric Dentistry (Pediatric anesthesia and pain control) – .5 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



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