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Safe Pediatric Protocols Exist for Sedating Uncooperative Children

In dentistry, some pediatric patients are in a "pre-cooperative stage" because they are too young to understand what is going on, so they do not cooperate. If you elect to use oral sedation for these patients, know that a subset of this group, even with moderate sedation, is not going to be at a stage where you can safely provide dental care for them. Rather than push the boundaries of sedation, it may be preferable to simply refer these patients to a specialist who has access to c more...
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