Minimal and Moderate Oral Sedation in the Adult Special Needs Patient

Academic Article


  • Oral minimal/moderate sedation can be an effective tool to aid in the dental management of adult special needs patients. Specific sedative drugs must be chosen by the dentist that can be used safely and effectively on these patients. This article focuses on a select number of these drugs, specific medical and pharmacologic challenges presented by adult special needs patients, and techniques to safely administer oral minimal and moderate sedation. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Coke JM; Edwards MD
  • Start Page

  • 221
  • End Page

  • 230
  • Volume

  • 53
  • Issue

  • 2