All healthcare providers strive continually to improve the outcome of their treatment
approaches. The investigators hypothesize that preventive analgesics administered before a
child is sedated with a Demerol-Vistaril regimen will improve the outcome of a sedation.
To increase outcomes for patients receiving dental sedation by providing significant
evidence that the new regimen improves the quality of sedation and results in an improved
post sedation ability to eat, drink, resume normal activities and require less additional
- We intend to enroll 300 children between the ages of 2 - 8 years of all ethnicities
for this prospective, placebo controlled, randomized, and double-blind trial. All
children that fulfill our general selection criteria for this sedation regimen will
be eligible for this study.
- Children who do not meet our general selection criteria for this sedation regimen
will be ineligible for this study.