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Anesth Prog. 1986 Sep-Oct; 33(5): 258–261.
PMCID: PMC2177482

Continuing Education in Preoperative Sedation: Perspectives on Educational Methodology


Preoperative sedation is a vital component of general dental practice. The final goal and supporting objectives for training programs have been developed. An emphasis must now be placed on effective methods for accomplishing this goal. The design found in the American Heart Association's ACLS training program may serve as an excellent model for future curriculum development.

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