Skip to content
Continuing Dental Education

Law/Lewis Annual Lecture in Pediatric Dentistry – Pediatric Concerns in Sedation and Medical Emergencies – presented in person

Pediatric Concerns in Sedation and Medical Emergencies - presented in person

James Tom, DDS, MS, FACD

lecture icon Lecture

This course will fulfill 7 hours of the CE required for providing sedation in your dental practice.

Heads up - we are working on rescheduling this course due to a conflict with the speaker's schedule.


Course Description

This one-day course will review the physiology of children likely to be seen in a pediatric dental office-based setting while also providing relevant information needed to conduct safe sedation and anesthesia procedures. Topics will include a review of the pediatric airway, cardiovascular concerns for the dental practitioner, and detailed pharmacokinetics/dynamics of sedative agents commonly used in pediatric sedation. The lecture will conclude with detailed discussions on adverse events and their root-cause analysis that is applicable to any dental practitioner and staff.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand differences in adult and pediatric physiology
  • Take preventative measures to avoid sedation catastrophe
  • Position monitors, equipment, and personnel for safety
  • Equip your office with relevant medications for emergencies
  • Prepare your dental team for responding to emergencies


Dr. James TomJames Tom currently serves as Immediate Past-President of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (ASDA) and had been the ADA representative to the ASA Task Force of the 2018 Guidelines for Procedural Moderate Sedation and Analgesia. He is a full-time associate clinical professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California, and he is the Dental Program Director for Boston Children’s Hospital’ Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room Annual Conference, and he is currently an assistant editor for Anesthesia Progress.

Course Logistics

Friday, April 29, 2022

The Mountaineers Club
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

This course is designed for pediatric dentists, dentists and dental anesthesiologists, but dental team members are welcome to attend.

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch
Until April 27, 2022 – after, $25 more
$189/Team Member (dental hygienist, dental assistant, office staff)
$260/Current Dues Paying UW Dental Alumni Member

7 hours

* This course is eligible for a 10% discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.


ada cerp logo

The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

acde logo

The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.