The program will contrast and compare the art and science of 5 techniques for anesthetizing the pediatric patient in an office-based setting. The peculiarities of the pediatric airway will be addressed.
Asthmatic patients frequently request sedation / anesthesia in the dental office. This presentation will review the pathophysiology of the disease and offer several suggestions on pre-anesthetic screening and preparation as well as peri-anesthetic management.
Pediatric patients present with many anatomic and physiologic differences that mandate alterations in anesthetic technique. This presentation will focus on office-based pediatric anesthesia, including a discussion of anesthetic agents, complications and monitoring.
The worldwide prevalence of obesity is increasing at an exponential rate. Obesity presents its own unique set of risk factors for the provision of sedation or general anesthesia. This course will review the effects of anesthesia on patients with obesity, the risks associated with anesthetizing the obese patient, and the treatment of complications associated with this population of patients.
Capnography is the measurement of carbon dioxide in expired air. In the dental office. As it is the most accurate and efficient method to monitor ventilation, it has now become the standard of care for all levels of office-based anesthesia or sedation. This course will ready the dental practitioner to correctly interpret the valuable information that capnography provides.
This 1 hour presentation explores the clinical significance of administering office-based anesthesia to patients suffering with any one of a broad range of psychiatric diseases. Worries about anesthetic and psychiatric drug interaction as well as adequacy of psychiatric intervention will be addressed. The office based anesthetic management of patients with (suspected) substance abuse issue will be discussed.
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