Anesthesia in the Dental Setting: How to Maximize Patient Safety and Satisfaction

April 7th, 2017 at 2:00 – 3:30 PM

stacygeisler-2It is estimated that up to 75% of Americans have a fear of dental treatment.

This class will focus on how to provide safe anesthesia in a dental setting in order to increase patient satisfaction.It will focus on updates in pharmacology related to hypertension, diabetes and stroke and how these medications impact anesthetic care.

A mixture of didactic and group discussion, this fast paced class will provide clinical scenarios and strategies for providing safe anesthesia.

We will look at:

  1. Effective Use of Local Anesthetics.
  2. Use of non-intravenous conscious sedation.
  3. Use of intravenous conscious sedation.
  4. Use of intravenous general anesthesia.

Focus will include recent changes to the Oregon Dental Practice Act related to anesthesia practices for adults and children as well as the latest ACLS and PALS recommendations.

Real life scenarios will be used as teaching tools.

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Classify both adult and pediatric patients for risk of adverse reactions related to anesthesia.
  2. Understand monitoring requirements in order to be in compliance with the Oregon Dental Practice Act.
  3. Have an understanding of commonly used anesthetics; their maximum dosages, reversal agents and adverse affects.
  4. How to manage an anesthetic emergency in the dental setting.
  5. How to effectively work with their surgical specialist in order to avoid an adverse event.

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