Author | Judith Dember-Paige, RDH


Conscious sedation for kids

March 29, 2012

Children who need conscious sedation usually receive treatment from a certified pediatric specialist because most general dentists may not be prepared to treat children ages two through six who have rampant decay or developmental disabilities. It is very important for a dentist to recognize early on that his or her patient may require more management skills than he or she is equipped to offer. Kids First A spin-off of our children’s access to care campaign, this column now focuses on specialized care and education for young patients.