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Sedation in the Dental Office: An Overview

COURSE NUMBER: 464

Hussein M. Assaf, DDS, MS

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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Dental anxiety can be a barrier to the patient to seek dental treatment and a challenge to the treating dental team. The purpose of this course is for the dental professional to gain understanding on sedation in the dental office. An overvi...

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Overview

Dental anxiety can be a barrier to the patient to seek dental treatment and a challenge to the treating dental team. The purpose of this course is for the dental professional to gain understanding on sedation in the dental office. An overview of the available pharmacological means to manage the anxious patient in the dental office is presented. The advantages and disadvantages as well as indications and contraindication of each sedation modality are discussed.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Jan 5, 2015

  • Last Revision Date:

    Nov 1, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Oct 31, 2024

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10, 340

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Understand the history of modern sedation in the dental office.
  • List the different levels of the sedation continuum and their features.
  • Recognize the ADA educational requirements for the various levels of sedation.
  • List the different sedation techniques available to the trained dentist.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each of the sedation techniques.
  • Discuss the pre-sedation assessment of patient physical status.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Hussein M. Assaf

Hussein M. Assaf

DDS, MS

Professor and Director, AEGDDepartment of Comprehensive CareCase Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine


Dr. Assaf is a Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medi...

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