Management of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

  • Saturday 1/29/2022
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 631SH
  • Cost: $325
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 158
  • 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 hands-on component will allow the attendees to handle emergency equipment and supplies and teach them how to actually apply and use them in emergency situations. This review will be relevant and practical for the entire dental team.

In this course attendees will:
  • Identify common emergencies in the dental office
  • Determine appropriate emergency equipment for dental office and how to utilize it
  • Prepare the office with equipment and drugs for medical emergencies
  • Practice lifesaving techniques on models and dummies
  • Use I.M., IV, and intranasal drugs in medical emergencies
  • Participate in the management of numerous simulated medical emergencies
This course is also offered on Saturday, 8:00 - 11:00 am, 604SH
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office

Thanks to Salvin Dental Specialties, Inc. for course materials.