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Donaldson - Session 4: What Needs to Be in Your Medical Emergency Kit and Why

  • Tue, Mar 30, 2021 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Mar 30, 2021 | 8:00 PM

Welcome to this four-part lecture series designed to illustrate how uniting the medical, dental, and pharmaceutical fields ultimately leads to “Better Medicine, Better Dentistry.” 

Providing dental care to anxious, fearful and medically-complex patients continues to be a major challenge facing dentists. Despite advances in management techniques and treatment delivery, patients' preexisting opinions and experiences contribute to dental anxiety, fear and avoidance.

Feelings of apprehension create psychological obstacles that prevent dental patients from seeking and receiving care and once they do, the dentist is then faced with treating their oral health needs in the face of multiple chronic diseases, medications and herbal supplements. The simple approach to, “drilling and filling” has just been cranked up a few more notches.

This interactive program will address a number of these concerns with a particular focus on the dental realm. Case studies will augment the delivery of key points and a problem-based learning approach is encouraged so that each participant's questions are addressed. Most importantly, you will learn implementable strategies to successfully treat medically complex patients on Monday morning; after all, our goal is to make sure all dental appointments are not just successful for your patient, but also for you and your staff.

Dr. Mark Donaldson on Dental Therapeutics (4 part series on 3/2, 3/9, Break, 3/23. 3/20)

  1. When: Starting Mar 2, 2021 6:00 PM (All 4 days)
  2. Donaldson - Registration (Once for All 4 Courses)

ONE REGISTSTION for all 4 Sessions; Complimentary to Members – just use the registration portal. Non-members or members wishing to register their team please contact SKCDS first: $30 for Staff, $100 for Non-Member contact Sandra at Sandra@skcds.com

Session 4: What Needs to Be in Your Medical Emergency Kit and Why

Although uncommon, medical emergencies in the dental setting can range from non-life-threatening conditions to fatal situations and oral healthcare professionals (OHCPs) must be capable of recognizing and managing them appropriately. Since patient safety is always our primary concern, this program reviews the proper use and delivery of the essential emergency medications included in a basic drug emergency kit which should be available in every dental office.

Objectives to be covered:

  • Recognize the most common medical emergencies in the dental office
  • Understand the importance of preparation and practicing with your Team
  • Learn how to manage the most common medical emergencies in the dental office
  • Know how to prepare the minimal dental emergency kit to include seven essential drugs
  • Know how to use the essential drugs recommend for the minimal dental emergency kit
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