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Versed (Midazolam)

Dr. Elliott and Dr. Molina will often choose to use Midazolam (Versed) for children under the age of four for invasive, short procedures involving brief stressors. Midazolam is an excellent short-acting agent with a rapid onset of 15-20 minutes. Midazolam will NOT cause your child to go to sleep, but will act as a retro-amnesia medicine (usually they will not remember the dental procedure).


Benefit characteristics include :

• decreased anxiety

• short acting sedative

• retro-amnesia of appointment



Potential risks and side effects may include :

• persistent agitation after the procedure (hydration with glucose seems helpful in reducing this)

can expect poor results when extending treatment time (>25-30 min.)

• Dr. Elliott or Dr. Molina will dose your child’s medicine based on their weight, NOT their age! Midazolam comes as a cherry flavored syrup that is usually delivered by mouth through a “squirter” (similar to children’s Tylenol or Advil).


Please be sure that your child does not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to their dental appointment! If they eat or drink anything, Dr. Elliott or Dr. Molina will reschedule your appointment (broken appointment fee will apply).

Our mission is to provide specialized and comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents in a friendly, safe, and state-of-the-art environment with a focus on prevention and education for the families. Dr. Elliott, Dr. Molina, and our TEAM are here to positively change this generation’s view of going to the dentist, one child at a time.

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