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A Review of Oral Sedation of Children for Dental Procedures: Its Current Status with Dr. Stephen Wilson

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Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Credit: 6 hours
Location: UNC Friday Center
Cost: $275.00 Dentist
$150.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Pediatric Dentistry


This course will provide a general overview of considerations involved in oral conscious sedation of pediatric patients for dental care. Topics will include information on sedation guidelines, clinical pharmacology, cardiopulmonary physiology, and effects of oral agents used most frequently to sedate pediatric patients. Several recent sedation tragedies that have been in the national news will be explored. Monitoring devices will be discussed and case presentations will be offered to stimulate discussion. A question and answer period will be included in which the course participants can interact with Dr. Wilson and members of the UNC pediatric dentistry graduate clinic sedation faculty.

1. Discuss popular oral agents used for sedation of children for dental procedures including their characteristics and appropriate indications for children of different ages, temperament, and dental needs.
2. Discuss appropriate monitoring of sedated children in order to maximize patient safety.
3. Discuss current sedation guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry associated with oral sedation of children.
4. Discuss appropriate conscious sedation protocol associated with safe, efficient delivery of care to young children. Several drug regimens will be examined.
5. Discuss emergency preparedness as it relates to oral sedation of children.

About the Speaker

Dr. Stephen Wilson is Professor and Director of the Division of Dentistry of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He holds a DMD degree, a MA in psychology and a PhD in physiology. Dr. Wilson is a Diplomate and Past-President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, in 2007 he was the recipient of the Pediatric Dentistry of the Year Award given by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served as a consultant on sedation to the Federal Drug Administration, NIH, and the Ohio Dental Board. Dr. Wilson's research interest include child behavior in the dental environment, conscious sedation for children, and electronic monitoring during sedation. He has published over 100 papers in the refereed literature, contributed to ten professional textbooks and been the featured speaker in over 60 continuing education courses.

Dr. Jessica Lee received her MPH and DDS degrees from Columbia University and her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and PhD in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was also a NIH National Research Service Award recipient and Post-doc fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. She is currently on faculty in both the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry and Health Policy Analysis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is board certified Pediatric Dentist and an active member of the medical staff at UNC Hospitals and practices in the Dental Faculty Practice in the School of Dentistry. She also serves as the Director of Research for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. She is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research and maintains several research grants. Her major research interests include health literacy, outcome assessment, costs effectiveness investigations, access to oral health care and health disparities in young children.

Dr. Kimon Divaris received his DDS degree from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Dentistry (Greece). He earned his PhD in Epidemiology, as well as Certificates in Global Health and Pediatric Dentistry from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After a post-doctoral year in Pediatric dentistry, he joined the UNC-SOD faculty in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is an attending in the conscious sedation program.

Dr. Michael Milano received his DMD degree from the University of Connecticut and completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at the Eastman dental Center. Prior to joining the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry (UNC-SOD) faculty as the Graduate Program Director in Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Milano had served as an Associate Professor and Program Director in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is currently the director of the conscious sedation program at the UNC-SOD Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Time & Location
The program will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Registration will begin at 8:30 am. The program will be held from 9:00 am  4:00 pm. The Friday Center is located on Friday Center Drive just off Highway 54 on the east side of Chapel Hill. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided with your paid registration.

Registration Fee and Credit
The registration fee is $275 for dentists and $150 for team members. UNC Continuing Dental Education designates this activity for up to 6 hours of CDE Credit. The registration fee includes course materials, CE credit and all meals listed in the agenda. All registrations must be received by Friday, October 3, 2014. UNC CDE recommends that you do not make air travel arrangements prior to receiving a receipt of payment or confirmation. UNC CDE is not responsible for any travel-related costs.

Refund Policy
A registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by Friday, October 3, 2014. No refunds will be issued after Friday, October 3, 2014. The UNC School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Program cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the registration fee as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or events beyond its control after the cancellation date.