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TAPD Fall 2022 CE Course

David L. Rothman, D.D.S., F.A.A.P.D., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D

Pediatric Sedation and Medical Emergencies Review

Austin, Texas

Friday, September 30, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central Time)
Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM with intermittent breaks

Meets the 8 TSBDE requirements for Texas sedation CE

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Registration Deadline: September 15th

David Rothman is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in private practice in San
Francisco and Associate Clinical Professor at Case Western Reserve University and
Medical College of Virginia. He completed residencies in General Practice at Albert
Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Anesthesia at the Medical College of
Pennsylvania and Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital Oakland and UCSF. He is
past Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of the Pacific and has been
President of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is President of the American
Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a member of OKU, Pierre Fauchard, ICD and
ACD as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He recently
was guest editor of 2 issues of the Journal of the California Dental Association on
Safety in the Dental Office and chaired the CDA CoVid 19 Clinical Care Workgroup
subcommittee on Protocols, Guidance and Training. He lectures and publishes
nationally and internationally on pediatric dentistry, safety, anesthesia and

Sedating the Pediatric Patient

This course will review the current practice and recommendations for pediatric minimal and moderate sedation beginning with a basis in physiology, child psychology, non-pharmocologic behavior intervention and pharmacology. We will then progress through monitoring, drug selection and office protocols. Despite best practice, sedation and medical emergencies can and will happen and we will review the identification and treatment for the most common pediatric emergencies we might see

This eight hour course is structured to meet many states’ requirements for renewal of sedation permits.  For Texas, we will include a 2 hour hands on workshop that will include scenarios, emergency drug kits and monitoring. 

The Course Includes:

  1. Guidelines, Laws and Regulations
  2. Choosing the Child for Sedation
  3. Anatomic and Physiologic Differences of Child v. Adult
  4. Pharmacology and Drug Interactions
  5. Local Anesthesia as an Adjunct to Pediatric Sedations
  6. Documents and Documentation
  7. Monitors and Monitoring
  8. Sedation Drug Choices and the use of Nitrous Oxide/Pros and Cons
  9. Post-treatment and Discharge Criteria
  10. Emergency Preparedness, Protocols and Intervention