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Dent Clin North Am. 2013 Jan;57(1):145-61. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2012.09.007. Epub 2012 Oct 23.

The role of sedation in contemporary pediatric dentistry.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Washington, 6222 Northeast 74th Street, Seattle, WA 98115, USA.


Procedural sedation offers an effective and humane way to deliver dental care to the young, anxious child and to those with extensive treatment needs. Delivery of sedation requires thorough understanding of its indications and contraindications, patient assessment, pharmacology, monitoring, and office protocol. Safe and successful outcomes depend on a systematic approach to care, and the ability to manage unintended cardiopulmonary events.

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