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AGD - Self-Instruction Exercise No. 430 - Pediatric Dentistry
Pharmacologic management for pediatric dental patients in the 21st century

Self-Instruction Exercise No. 430
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Exercise No. 430
Subject Code: 430
Pediatric Dentistry

The 15 questions for this exercise are based on the article Pharmacologic management for pediatric dental patients in the 21st century on pages 19-22. This exercise was developed by Charles Martello, DDS, MAGD, in association with the General Dentistry Self-Instruction committee.

Reading the article and successfully completing this exercise will enable you to:

  • identify pediatric patients who may benefit from pharmacologic techniques during treatment;
  • understand that safe administration of pharmacologic techniques requires careful case selection and thorough preparation; and
  • determine an appropriate pharmacologic regimen to complete rehabilitative dental treatment.

Answers for this exercise must be received by October 31, 2019.

  1. Which aspect of a pharmacologic approach to behavior guidance is essential to a responsible and ethical dentist?

    A. employ best practice guidelines
    B. assess psychological or emotional maturity
    C. assess physical or mental disability issues
    D. utilize safety and emergency care

  2. All the following are requirements for a sedation/general anesthesia permit except one. Which is the exception?

    A. board certification
    B. consummate documentation
    C. skilled personnel
    D. access to rescue drugs

  3. AAPD guidelines for pediatric sedation were adopted in 2016. These professional guidelines should be interpreted as standard of care.

    A. Both statements are true.
    B. The first statement is true; the second is false.
    C. The first statement is false; the second is true.
    D. Both statements are false.

  4. Monitoring and management of pediatric patients before, during, and after sedation _____________________.

    A. illustrate a route of administration for general anesthesia
    B. underscore safety as the guiding principle
    C. convey required dosage based on depth of sedation
    D. provide a casual review of procedural sedation

  5. The Brodsky scale is commonly used in pediatric dental residency training programs to assess _________.

    A. cardiovascular function
    B. physical or medical disability
    C. airway patency
    D. psychological development

  6. The AAPD urges extreme caution for definitive dental treatment in children younger than ___ years of age.

    A. 2
    B. 3
    C. 4
    D. 5

  7. Antianxiety drugs, sedative-hypnotics, antihistamines, and opioid antagonists are drug categories often used in procedural sedation. Sedation providers must understand the therapeutic classes of the drugs they choose.

    A. Both statements are true.
    B. The first statement is true; the second is false.
    C. The first statement is false; the second is true.
    D. Both statements are false.

  8. In 2016, the California state legislature passed Caleb’s Law. What does the amended law require?

    A. that sedation providers have the requisite skills, training, and rescue drugs available
    B. continuous one-to-one monitoring for children undergoing deep sedation and general anesthesia
    C. improved data collection of specified epidemiologic information for each adverse event
    D. specify the contents of a disclosure form to parents related to anesthesia risks

  9. Which level produces a drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation?

    A. minimal sedation
    B. moderate sedation
    C. deep sedation
    D. general anesthesia

  10. Although cognitive function and coordination may be modestly impaired in ___________, ventilatory and cardiovascular functions are unaffected.

    A. minimal sedation
    B. moderate sedation
    C. deep sedation
    D. general anesthesia

  11. _____________ is a drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients cannot be easily aroused but respond purposefully after repeated or painful stimulation.

    A. Minimal sedation
    B. Moderate sedation
    C. Deep sedation
    D. General anesthesia

  12. In enteral administration, the agent is assimilated through a(n) __________ route.

    A. oral mucosal
    B. intramuscular
    C. intravenous
    D. subcutaneous

  13. __________________ is a drug-induced loss of consciousness.

    A. Minimal sedation
    B. Moderate sedation
    C. Deep sedation
    D. General anesthesia

  14. All of the following are parenteral routes of administration except one. Which is the exception?

    A. intravenous
    B. gastrointestinal
    C. intramuscular
    D. submucosal

  15. All of the following are gastrointestinal routes of absorption except one. Which is the exception?

    A. sublingual
    B. rectal
    C. inhalation
    D. oral


Evaluation

Please respond to the statements below, using the following scale:
1 Poor; 2 Below average; 3 Average; 4 Above average; 5 Excellent

Practicality of the content 1 2 3 4 5
Benefit to your clinical practice 1 2 3 4 5
Quality of illustrations 1 2 3 4 5
Clarity of objectives 1 2 3 4 5
Clarity of exercise questions 1 2 3 4 5
Relevance of exercise questions 1 2 3 4 5
 
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