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Before any sedative medications can be administered to a child in need of dental treatment, a medical history, review of systems, and physical examination must be completed by the practitioner. This chapter outlines a step-by-step process for completing successfully this essential component of a sedation appointment. A review of those systems in which we are primarily interested is presented along with data describing the normal state of affairs for these healthy systems. In addition, common variations from healthy states are presented with a discussion of the implications which will assist the practitioner in deciding whether further investigation is required before proceeding with treatment.

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Milnes, A.R., Wilson, S. (2015). Preoperative Assessment and Review of Systems. In: Wilson, S. (eds) Oral Sedation for Dental Procedures in Children. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46626-1_3

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