Life-threatening situations, though rare, can and do develop in the practice of dentistry. Though training in the recognition and management of emergency situations is mandatory, the prevention of such episodes is eminently more satisfying. It is therefore essential for all dental office personnel to be prepared to determine which dental patients represent an increased risk during treatment as well as being “potential catastrophes looking for a place to happen”.
Our subject for discussion will be the prevention of life-threatening emergencies. An effective Physical Evaluation System will be discussed, including: medical history questionnaire, physical examination including vital signs, and dialogue history. A risk assessment system and treatment modifications will be presented. Recommendations for the safe and effective dental management of patients with many disorders, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and neurologic will be presented.
It is strongly recommended that all members of the dental office staff attend this course.
Define the steps involved in evaluation of potential patients for treatment
List and define each of the six categories of the A.S.A. physical status classification system
Describe treatment modifications for each of these six groups (A.S.A.)
Discuss techniques involved in the evaluation and dental management of patients with:
If you must withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances, please call 250-472-4747 at least five working days prior to commencement of the course to receive a refund. Dentists will be charged a $75 administrative fee per day of withdrawal, and allied professionals will be charged a $40 administrative fee per day of withdrawal.