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Oral Sedation for Dental Procedures in Children

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  • © 2015


  • First book to be solely devoted to oral sedation of children for dental procedures
  • Comprehensive review of basic elements involved in oral sedation
  • Reflects current evidenced-based practice
  • Bulleted inserts summarizing issues succinctly and when appropriate, sequentially

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Table of contents (14 chapters)


About this book

This is the first book devoted to the oral sedation of children in the dental office in order to facilitate their dental care. Written by well-respected and recognized leaders, educators, clinicians and researchers in the field of sedation, it reflects the latest evidenced-based practice and clinical expertise, provides guidance and offers an abundance of consistent and helpful tips. The book is structured to cover the various key elements that must be considered when attempting to provide safe sedation for children undergoing dental procedures. Topics addressed include, among others, patient assessment, drug selection, protocol steps, emergency management, and the most up-to-date guidelines. The contents of each chapter are focused to match the specific concerns associated with the pediatric patient.


“The book is written for practitioners who administer oral sedation in the dental office. It is a resource for pediatric dentists, general dentists, predoctoral and graduate students in pediatric and general practice residencies. … This is a well-organized, up-to-date review of oral sedation techniques for the pediatric dental patients. The book is of the highest quality and is the first to focus specifically on oral sedation in the pediatric population.” (Janet H. Southerland, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical C, Cincinnati, USA

    Stephen Wilson

About the editor

Stephen Wilson is a Professor and Director of the Division of Dentistry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He also serves as Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

Dr. Wilson received his dental degree (DMD) and Doctorate in Physiology (PhD) from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. He also holds a Master's degree (MA) in Psychology that, along with his Bachelor of Science (BS), was obtained from Eastern Illinois University.

Dr. Wilson is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served as a Director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry from 2003 to 2004. He has served on the Advisory Committee to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was chair of Part IV of the Advisory Committee. Dr. Wilson has been and continues to be active in the American Academyof Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). He has been a member or chair of the Research Committee, Membership Committee, Sedation Committee, and annual Program Planning Committee of the AAPD. He has been a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Dentistry. He also has been active as a leader of the Post-Graduate Program Directors group of the AAPD and is the current Director of the AAPD-sponsored Sedation Course.

Dr. Wilson has served as Vice President on the Administrative Board of the Council of Faculties of the American Dental Education Association (previously AADS) and was on the Board of Directors of that Association. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and has served on the American Dental Association's Task Force Committee on Anesthesia and Sedation.

Dr. Wilson has been a consultant to the Federal Drug Administration (on sedation), the National Institutes of Health and the Ohio Dental Board. He has published over 85 papers and spoken at numerous local, national, and international meetings. Dr. Wilson's research interests include child behavior in the dental clinic, conscious sedation for children, and electronic monitoring during sedation.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Oral Sedation for Dental Procedures in Children

  • Editors: Stephen Wilson

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-46625-4Published: 04 August 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-51161-9Published: 17 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-46626-1Published: 21 July 2015

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 229

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Dentistry, Pediatrics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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