Managing Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: The Team Approach

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 442RL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 205 B
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Michael Pruett, DMD Assistant Professor of Restorative Sciences, and Director of the General Practice Residency Program, received his D.M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed a two year General Practice Residency at the University of Virginia and then became the Director of Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. While in Hartford he also served as the Assistant Program Director of the General Practice Residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He has placed and restored dental implants for the last 25 years. As well he maintains an active practice with emphasis on hospital dentistry, management of medically compromised patients, implant placement and restoration and sedation dentistry. Dr. Pruett is also the director of several hands on courses at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University; which include implant placement, sinus augmentation, and I.V. sedation. He was also the Dental College of Georgia 2013 Distinguished Alumnus.

This course will provide a practical approach to the management of common medical emergencies that arise in the dental office. Attendees will also learn how to prepare an office with the appropriate equipment and drugs for management of medical emergencies. A review of the most common emergencies and their management will be covered.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Determine the dental provider's role in medical emergencies
  • Identify each team member's role during medical emergencies in the office
  • Prepare the dental office with appropriate medical emergency equipment and emergency drugs
  • Recognize and manage common emergencies in the dental office
  • List important items to have in the office emergency management plan
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office