Awesome course. Presenters gave a thorough review of how to safely treat patients with sedation and many other drugs.
Coral Gables, FL
16 hours of Continuing Dental Education
This course is designed to teach you how to take the stress out of dentistry, thereby allowing you and your staff to provide optimal dental care, and expand your practice through quality referrals from patients you can be confident would not otherwise have been treated.
This is the first of two, one-day lectures designed to illustrate how uniting the medical, dental, and pharmaceutical fields ultimately leads to “Better Medicine, Better Dentistry.”
The focus of this first day will be the latest in fear and anxiety management. Topics to be covered include: Patient Assessment, Monitoring, and Equipment; Nitrous oxide/Oxygen Sedation; Oral Sedatives; Proven Strategies for Successful Anxiety Control; Prescribing Tips; and much more!
Providing dental care to anxious and fearful patients continues to be a major challenge facing dentists. State dental boards change and develop new regulations outlining the training and equipment needed for in-office sedation. Drs. Goodchild and Donaldson will cover both the science and art of pain control and anxiety management in an interactive and engaging multimedia presentation, delivering strategies dentists and their team members can implement in the office on Monday morning.
• Picking the Right Patients: Patient Assessment
• Understanding the Basics: Clinically Useful Pharmacology
• Keeping Patients Safe: Physiologic Monitoring
• Picking the Right Drugs: Inhalational & Oral Sedatives
• The Perfect Sedation Appointment: Appropriate Protocols
• Emergencies: Patient Safety and Reversal Agents
• Discuss the principles of patient assessment and monitoring
• Understand the clinical useful pharmacology of sedative choices
• Learn how to match the right drug at the right dose to the right patient and the right procedure
• Describe the characteristics of the ideal sedatives for in-office use and give examples
• Understand the equipment required to monitor your patients safely
• Master the art of anxiolysis and plan for the perfect appointment
• The lecture portions of this seminar will be augmented with practical components to include
Bag-Mask-Valve (BMV) breathing and a review of nitrous oxide machines, including monitoring equipment
This is the second of two, one-day lectures that stress the importance of, “Better Medicine, Better Dentistry.”
Lectures today will include a comprehensive review of the latest in dental pharmacology and therapeutics. This course has been designed to help dentists and team members manage medically-complex patients to insure successful sedation appointments. Topics to be covered include: Sedation Solutions for Medically-Complex Patients; Polypharmacology (help recognize and avoid drug interactions); Management of Patients with Bleeding Disorders or on Anticoagulants; Herbal Medications and Dentistry; Common Drugs for Uncommon Patients (focus on the illicit drug user); Diabetics and Cardiovascular Patients; and The 7 Drugs You Need in Your Emergency Kit.
This interactive program looks at some of the more common drugs and drug interactions and their management, 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. The approach to medically-complex patients will be simplified in an interactive and engaging multimedia presentation, enabling attendees to take the principles of academia into the realm of clinical practice. After all, when an adverse drug reaction occurs due to a drug interaction, who is more at risk - you or your patient?
• Management of patients with bleeding disorders or on Anticoagulants
• Dentistry and Drug Interactions
• Common Drugs for Uncommon Patients
• Herbal Concerns in Dentistry
• Diabetics and Cardiovascular Patients
• What’s in Your Emergency Kit – and Why
• Understand how to avoid or manage potential drug interactions
• Recognize potential herbal and drug interactions that can affect dentistry
• Know the medications you need to have in your emergency kit and how to use them
• Achieve optimal patient care through appropriate prescribing (especially for patients with cardiac issues and patients with bleeding risks)
• Describe the other tools you should have to ensure a safe treatment environment
24 hours of Continuing Dental Education
This three-day course is designed to provide dental clinicians and their staff extensive knowledge on oral conscious sedation – a level of patient responsiveness that allows practitioners to gauge effective dosing in real time and adjust to patient needs without risking airway obstruction.
• Become familiar with oral sedation, drugs and techniques
• Learn the historical, philosophical and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain control
• Review how the body metabolizes and reacts to drugs (pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics) emphasizing the distinction between conscious sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia
• Discuss adult and pediatric respiratory and circulatory physiology and related anatomy, focusing on establishing and maintaining a patent airway in the adult patient.
• Review and describe nitrous oxide equipment and installation
• Discuss the indications and contraindications for use of enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral conscious sedation
• Consider nitrous oxide challenges and discuss hallucinatory effects and potential abuse
• Introduction to potential health hazards of trace anesthetics and proposed techniques for limiting occupational exposure and potential abuse problems
• Review the pharmacology of drug interactions, incompatibilities and adverse reactions
• Highlight oral sedation protocols, including patient evaluation and selection
• Indications and contraindications for the utilization of age-appropriate oral conscious sedation in dental patients
• Understand when and how to administer sedative medication and assesspatient physiologic monitoring
• Ensure the perfect appointment by evaluating patient responses to sedative medication
• Post-op management including discharge criteria, post-sedation instructions, release to a responsible adult and follow-up
• Post-op Analgesia and Pain Control Practical management and pharmacological strategies in the treatment of anxiety and pain
• Review case studies and participate in a live patient experience Q&A
• Keep sedation safe and effective by monitoring patients and planning for emergencies
• Review reversal agents and Flumazenil and identify complications and manage life-threatening situations
• What’s in your emergency kit and why. What haven’t you considered but should
• Discuss the specifics of dental emergencies, including hypo and hypertension, respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, altered consciousness, seizures, drug overdose reactions, chest pain, stroke, and allergic reactions
• Understand the “politics” of oral sedation by discussing state rules and regulations
• Maintain proper records with accurate chart entries recording medical history, physical examination, vital signs, drugs administered, patient response, informed consent, recovery and discharge criteria
• DEA regulations for medication storage and prescription writing
• Final case studies and review of course material