Sedation in pediatric dentistry: a practical assessment procedure.

  title={Sedation in pediatric dentistry: a practical assessment procedure.},
  author={P. M. A. Moore and E A Mickey and John A. Hargreaves and Herbert L. Needleman},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={109 4},
An assessment model for evaluating sedation in pediatric dental patients has been described. The model in whole or in part can be a valuable asset in drug trials and clinical evaluations. The unique characteristics of this model include: assessments are easily and quickly carried out without interruption of normal patient care; the criteria for sedation behavior can be standardized and are clinically relevant; a determination of the level of consciousness using an airway obstruction maneuver… CONTINUE READING