J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent.  2021 Aug;48(3):333-343. 10.5933/JKAPD.2021.48.3.333.

Survey on Sedation Training for Pediatric Residents in Training Hospitals

  • 1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Jeonbuk National University
  • 2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University
  • 3Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University
  • 4Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University


The purpose of this study was to investigate current status of sedation training for the residents in pediatric dentistry training institutions and opinions about continuing education after the residency program.
Surveys were sent to 18 pediatric dentistry training institutions by e-mail, and the responses were collected and analyzed. Most of the sedation education period for the residents were the 1st-year education (61.1%) and 1 - 3 years of integrated education (55.6%). In terms of an externship, 5 institutions (27.8%) sent their residents to the department of anesthesiology. Second half of the 1st year (50%) was the highest for a resident to use sedation for the first time. The period of supervisor participation varied from not participating at all to whole time throughout the residency program. The sedation training is conducted at all training institutions, but there were variations in the experience that a resident can gain.
All training institutions agreed on the necessity of continuing education of the sedation, but there were various opinions regarding time, method, and the period of review course. Overall, this study suggested that continuing education should be consisted of 1 - 2 hours of didactic education every year and clinical skills and simulation training in every 2 - 3 years.

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