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Pediatric Sedation Outside of The Operating Room 1st Virtual Conference: On-Demand Lectures and Live Symposium: November 14-15, 2020

12.5 Hour ON‑DEMAND Course Option

All lectures will be available on-demand and can be accessed for up to 30 days. Each video lecture will be 30 minutes in duration.

CE will be awarded for the completion of this course: 12.5 CE Self Instructional Hours

  1. Pediatric Dentistry in the New Era of COVID-19: Adapting for Success Alexander Alcaraz, DMD
  2. The Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Crisis – Alternatives to the N95 Mask Steve Yun, MD  
  3. Before We Get Started: Dental Guidelines, Policies and Statements James Tom, DDS, MS, DADBA
  4. Optimizing the Pre-Sedation Evaluation: Recognizing Obstructive Apnea, Cardiac and Behavioral Risks Mohamed Mahmoud, MD 
  5. Capnography: The Essentials Bhavani Kodali, MD
  6. The Pediatric Airway Jennifer Dearden, MD    
  7. Implementing Checklists, Flowcharts and Algorithms in Pediatric Dental Sedation James Tom, DDS, MS, DADBA
  8. The Obesity Epidemic and Best Sedation Approaches Lori Aronson, MD 
  9. It’s Not an Illusion: Magic Tricks and Sedation Kevin Spencer, M.Ed., BS   
  10. Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to the Behaviorally Challenged: Pearls from a Child Life Specialist Laura Cadge, CCLS, CTRS    
  11. Local Anesthetics: Pharmacology, Adverse Events and Pearls of Administration Eduardo Alcaino, BDS (Hons), MDSc, FRACDS, MRACDS, MIntBus/Law
  12. Pediatric Dental Sedation Approaches: Traditional vs. New Thinking Steve Yun, MD  
  13. Opening Up the Oral Options Thomas Tanbonliong, DDS    
  14. Nitrous Oxide in the Dental Practice in COVID-19 Times Dimitris Emmanouil, DDS, MS, PhD
  15. New Sedation Options: Remimazolam and Dexmedetomidine Keira P. Mason, MD 
  16. Aerosols in Dental Sedation and Anesthesia Brian Chanpong, DDS, MSc 
  17. Exploring Routes of Sedation: Nasal and Intramuscular Egidio Barbi, MD
  18. Infection Control for Sedation and Anesthesia in the Dental Setting James Tom, DDS, MS, DADBA
  19. Adverse Events, Risks Factors, and Reduction in the Dental Setting Keira P. Mason, MD
  20. Unanticipated Events in the Dental Setting: Preparing for an Emergency Jason Brady, DMD
  21. Answering the Parent's Questions... Does Sedation Harm the Developing Brain? Laszlo Vutskits, MD, PhD
  22. Designing a Profitable Practice Model with Sedation (and Anesthesia) in Dental Settings Karen Crowley, DDS  
  23. Oral Sedation: Case Studies Thomas Tanbonliong, DDS  
  24. Challenging Dental Case Studies Mana Saraghi, DMD
  25. A Simmering Pot of Legal Hot Water: How to Recognize and Avoid Legal Risk in Office-Based Dental Sedation Dean Schweitzer, DDS, Esq

Enrollment includes complimentary access to both Live Virtual Interactive Symposiums:
November 14, 2020 at 12pm ET USA: Thrive Not Survive: How Pediatric Dentists from Around the World are Handling COVID-19
November 15, 2020 at 12pm ET USA: Challenging Sedation Cases: Ask the International Experts
Live Question and Answer Panel and On-Demand bonus lectures are included for both Symposiums and neither is eligible for CME credit. For those that register after the dates of the Symposium, a recording of the sessions will be available.


Dental Faculty

Eduardo A. Alcaino, BDS (Hons), MDSc, FRACDS,MRACDS, MIntBus/Law
Past-President, International
Association of Paediatric Dentistry
Specialist Clinical Associate
University of Sydney, Australia

Luciane R. Costa, DDS, MS, PhD
Full Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry
Universidade Federal de Goiás
Brazil

Dimitris Emmanouil, DDS, MS, PhD
Past-President, International Association for Disability and Oral Health
Lecturer, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry
University of Athens, Greece

Chung-Min Kang, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Yonsei University College of Dentistry
Seoul, South Korea

Anthony Tzong-Ping Tsai, DDS, MS, FAAPD, FICD 
Past-President of International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD)
and the Taiwan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (TAPD)
Part-Time Visiting Staff, Departments of Pediatric Dentistry:
National Taiwan University Children’s Hospital
Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Wan Fang Medical Center, Taipei Medical University
Taipei, Taiwan


Sedation Faculty

Giorgio Cozzi, MD
Pediatric Emergency Department
Institute for Maternal and Child Health
Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy

Eduardo Mekitarian Filho, MD, MSc, PhD
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil

Soichiro Obara, MD, MPH
Clinical Staff Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesia
Tokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka Hospital
Tokyo, Japan

James Roelofse, MB ChB, MMed (Anes), PhD (Anes), NDBA (USA)
Professor of Anaesthesiology and Sedation
University of Stellenbosch and University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Visiting Professor, University College London
Affiliate Lecturer, University of Free State
Bloemfontein, South Africa

Neena Seth, FRCA
Consultant Anaesthetist
Evelina Children’s Hospital
London, UK

Vivian Yuen, MD, MBBS, FANCZA, FHKCA, FHKAM
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Anaesthesiology
The University of Hong Kong
Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology
Hong Kong Children’s Hospital
and Queen Mary Hospital, China

Course Objectives

  1. Prepare a dental office team for emergencies with a detailed plan of action.
  2. Identify and describe the basic elements of a pediatric dental sedation safety checklist.
  3. Integrate guidelines into practice when managing the pediatric airway.
  4. Understand how pediatric dentistry is adapting to the new era of COVID- 19.
  5. Appreciate how nitrous oxide is being used in the dental practice during the COVID-19 era.
  6. Understand the alternative options to the N95 mask in order to solve the PPE crisis.
  7. Recall and apply current recommendations regarding minimal, moderate and deep sedation.
  8. Evaluate the pharmacology and clinical application of commonly utilized sedatives and weigh the advantages, disadvantages, efficacy and adverse events associated with each option.
  9. Apply sedation concepts learned to evaluate complex and challenging sedation scenarios and formulate a plan.
  10. Provide a comprehensive review of the patient pre-sedation assessment necessary to identify appropriate candidates for procedural sedation.
  11. Implement recommended physiologic monitoring, including capnography, used to continuously assess patient status and to identify acute changes.
  12. Employ non-pharmacologic and behavioral management techniques and strategies to minimize sedatives administered and improve the patient experience.
  13. Anticipate and prepare for sedation-related adverse events and perform rescue.
  14. Analyze recent changes in guidelines, regulations, policies and future developments in dental sedation systems and their impact on patient care.
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