Oral Conscious Sedation for Young Dental Patients - California Sedation Permit Renewal Course

UCSF Parnassus Campus - Medical Science Room S-214

Online registration is closed, but you may register on-site or call us at 415-514-0778

This course provides updated information for using oral conscious sedation for pediatric and adolescent dental patients that can be performed in your offices with your staff. Drug pharmacology and selected regimens will be presented in the context of appropriate patient selection, while considering your pediatric patients’ anatomical airway and physiological development. This year, we will also add morphine in our drug regimen’s selection. This course also will update you with new rules and regulation from the CA Dental Board for oral conscious sedation, refresh your understanding of patient management, monitoring, record-keeping, and other safety issues.

The course meets the requirements of the California Dental Board for renewal of the Oral Conscious Sedation Permit (biannually). In addition, course information is an excellent review for any dentist, who is using oral conscious sedation or intends to use oral sedation on minor patients 13 years of age or younger.


  • Learn to manage difficult and special-needs pediatric dental patients
  • Refresh knowledge of drug regimens and patient selection
  • Learn about monitoring and maintaining sedation records

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the drugs used for oral conscious sedation, and their methods of action
  • Discuss elements of physical, airway evaluation, and risk assessment for pediatric dental patients
  • Define the elements of the dental office and staff training needed to provide these services
  • Describe the updated laws governing oral conscious sedation, including proper records keeping and delegated staff requirements

Intended Audience:
This course is designed for general dentists, dental specialists, and the entire dental team.


Thuan Le DDS, PhD:

Dr. Le is Associate Clinical Professor and a former Director of UCSF Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. He earned his DDS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999, and completed pediatric dentistry residency program at UCSF in 2002. Dr. Le also earned his PhD in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at UCSF in 2007. He has been practicing pediatric dentistry in his faculty practice, and operation room for special-needs children at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay.

Hung Nguyen, MD:

Dr. Hung Nguyen is a full-time Associate Clinical Professor in Anesthesia Department at UCSF. He graduated from medical school with MD degree at the University of CA, Davis. He completed anesthesia residency program, and both pediatric anesthesia and pediatric cardiac fellowships from UCSF. Currently, Dr. Nguyen is an Attending in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology at UCSF.

Ray Stewart, DMD, MS:

Dr. Stewart is a board certified pediatric dentist serving patients at both the UCSF Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses. He received his DMD from University of Oregon, a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry following a residency and fellowship at UO Health Science Center with a MS degree in Medical Genetics. He is currently Division Chair and Program Director Pediatric Dentistry.

Elizabeth Kim, DDS, MS:

Dr. Kim received her B.S. in Cell Biology from the University of Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington school of dentistry in 2010 with OKU honors. She completed an orthodontic residency program and M.S. from Columbia University 2013, and became a Board-Certified Orthodontist in 2014. Dr. Kim continued to pursue her training in pediatric dentistry at UCSF to become dual specialized in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics and recently completed her training in June, 2019. Her research study was based on oral conscious sedation in pediatric dentistry.

CDE Coursework Units:
7 Category I Units

Dentist - $315
Auxiliary - $245
UCSF Faculty/Staff: Please call 415.514.0778.
Tuition includes continental breakfast, course materials, and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled.

For more information please call our office at 415.514.0778.