Minimal Oral Sedation Protocols (Part 2)

Mastering Adult Minimal Oral Sedation
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Jason H. Goodchild, DMD, Minimal Oral Sedation Protocols (Part 2)
Speaker: Jason H. Goodchild, DMD
Category: Anesthesia
CE Credits: 1.75
Format: MP4 Video
This course is Part 2 of a two-part course focusing on designing the right minimal sedation protocol for each acceptable candidate. Through the lens of creating a safe and effective sedation protocol...more
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 12/2/2020
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
  •  This course is not included in the annual CE subscription
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This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.75 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 340.

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Minimal Sedation, previously referred to as anxiolysis, can be accomplished by enteral medications, nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combined enteral-inhalation approach. The challenge for practitioners wanting to provide minimal sedation is to design an individualized protocol for each patient that will be both safe and effective. This is simple when only nitrous oxide and oxygen are used because of titration – the concentration of nitrous oxide can be readily lightened or deepened to provide the desired effect. This is more difficult for oral medications because they cannot titrated leaving practitioners to make a “best educated guess” about how much medication to administer.

Besides knowing what medication and how much to administer, it is vital to select appropriate candidates and have pre-procedural protocols such as intake forms, medical history review, informed consent, pre-operative instructions, etc. When systems within the office are in-place to select appropriate patients and help individualize the protocol, the best possible outcome may be achieved. Following the minimal sedation visit, appropriate post-operative instructions and discharge criteria must also be followed.

This course is Part 2 of a two-part course focusing on designing the right minimal sedation protocol for each acceptable candidate. Through the lens of creating a safe and effective sedation protocol for each patient, this course will discuss pre-operative and post-operative instructions that must be given cverablly and in-writing to sedation patients. Additionally, discharge criteria for determining when sedation patients can be safely dismissed are discussed. Embedded in the powerpoint presentation are numerous patient videos to help illustrate keys to evaluating and managing minimal sedation patients.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss pre-operative instructions
  • Discuss post-operative instructions
  • Discuss appropriate discharge criteria for releasing sedation patients after the procedure
  • Watch case example videos highlighting proper sedation techniques and ways to incorporate dental team members
Description of Speaker:
Jason H. Goodchild, DMD received his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He went on to receive his dental training at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine (Philadelphia, PA). He is currently the Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Premier Dental Products Company (Plymouth Meeting, PA) involved in developing innovative new products and educating clinicians to improve clinical practice. He is also Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry (Omaha, NE), Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (Newark, NJ). Dr. Goodchild maintains a private general dental practice in Havertown, PA. He can be reached via email at: or

In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Premier Dental Products Company.

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