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Oral Sedation at Midtown Dentistry

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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 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.
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LEVEL 2 SEDATION COURSE NOTES

These are notes for level 2 sedation course in PDF form. 

  • Dentists who want to prescribe more than one dose of one medication need to have a level 2 sedation license.

 

Dr. Jonathan Penchas

Dr. Jonathan Penchas

Dr. Jonathan Penchas has been practicing Cosmetic and restorative dentistry for over 20-years in Houston. He has won numerous awards and written articles and books regarding Implant Dentistry and Dental Oncology.

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