This is the first book to be devoted to the oral sedation of children in the dental office in order to facilitate their dental care. Written by well-respected and recognized leaders, educators, clinicians and researchers in the field of sedation, it reflects the latest evidenced-based practice and clinical expertise, provides clear guidance and offers an abundance of consistent and helpful tips. The book is structured to cover the various key elements that must be considered when attempting to provide safe sedation for children undergoing dental procedures. Topics addressed include, among others, patient assessment, drug selection, protocol steps, emergency management, and the most up-to-date guidelines. The contents of each chapter are focused to match the specific concerns associated with the pediatric patient. In addition, many of the chapters contain bulleted inserts that summarize issues succinctly and, when appropriate, sequentially.