Oral sedation is an important tool in dentistry. It allows patients to have a comfortable dental experience.
This class for Midtown Dentistry staff is a beginner class in Oral Sedation.
This class will teach you:
- What is Oral Sedation
- Why we use oral Sedation
- What medications we use for Oral Sedation
- When do you need a Level II sedation license
- What are Midtown Dentistry guidelines for use of Oral Sedation
- How to manage Nausea and Vomiting
ORAL SEDATION FORMS
- oral sedation/Sleep dentistry consent
- Aldrete score form
- sedation planning form
- Oral sedation post op instruction form
ORAL SEDATION HIGHLIGHTS
- Patient is escorted and placed in their car using a wheel chair, and by our employee. Make sure you place a car safety belt on the patient.
- Patient MUST be moved by wheelchair from the operatory to their car. They CANNOT walk even if they want to, due to our insurance coverage.
- Only level II licensed dentists can add nitrous oxide or another sedation medication for enhanced sedation.
- Patient dosage: Patient will only take one dose of halcion per appointment– either one or two pills of halcion 0.125 mg. (depending on their weight).
- Patient will be placed on pulse oxymeter monitoring and will have a certified employee with them at all times.
- Patient will take medication at the dental office.
- Patient must use the bathroom prior to the sedation procedure.
- Patient must sign consents and treatment plan prior to taking sedation medication.
- Patient must be escorted by an adult who will return them home.
- Dentist with sedation license must be in the room while a patient is under an oral sedative
- Hygienists do not have a license to provide oral sedation – they can treat the patient while the dentist is in the room but that is a waste of resources.
- If a dentist decides to provide hygiene under sedation – they must provide the service.
- Hygienists can provide hygiene under IV sedation – because there is an anesthesiologist in the room.
- HYGIENISTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PROVIDE TREATMENT UNDER ORAL SEDATION.
ROOM SETUP RULES
- Sedation rooms must have oxygen available.
- pulse oxymeter must be attached to the patient and monitored by certified employee.
- At end of treatment, assistant must print and scan the Pulse Oxymeter information into the patient chart
- Only 4×4 gauze is to be used.
- No 2×2 gauze may be present in the treatment area due to possibility of aspiration.
LEVEL 2 SEDATION COURSE NOTES
- Dentists who want to prescribe more than one dose of one medication need to have a level 2 sedation license.