Table of Contents

Sedation in dentistry: a historic perspective.
Pain and anxiety in dentistry.
Introduction to sedation.
The spectrum of pain and anxiety control.
Physical and psychological evaluation.
Monitoring during sedation.
Nondrug techniques : iatrosedation and hypnosis.
Oral sedation.
Rectal sedation.
Sublingual, transdermal, and intranasal sedation.
Intramuscular sedation.
Inhalation sedation : historical perspective.
Inhalation sedation : rationale.
Pharmacology, anatomy, and physiology.
Inhalation sedation equipment.
Inhalation sedation : techniques of administration.
Inhalation sedation : complications.
Contemporary issues surrounding nitrous oxide.
Practical considerations.
Teaching inhalation sedation : history and present guidelines.
Intravenous sedation : historical perspective.
Intravenous moderate sedation : rationale.
Armamentarium.
Anatomy for venipuncture.
Venipuncture technique.
Pharmacology.
Intravenous moderate sedation : techniques of administration.
Intravenous sedation : complications.
Practical considerations.
Guidelines for teaching.
Fundamentals of general anesthesia.
Armamentarium, drugs, and techniques.
Preparation for emergencies.
Emergency drugs and equipment.
Management of emergencies.
The pediatric patient.
The geriatric patient.
The medically compromised patient.
The physically compromised patient.
Neurologic illnesses and other conditions.
Medicolegal considerations.
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