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Defining the High Risk Patient- Are you prepared?
We are working on the continuing education modules for sedation dentistry. Did you know that Texas passed new legislation requiring dentists with sedation permits to have an additional 16 hours of didactic? The content is very specifically specified. Identifying the High-Risk Patient is the...  Read More
Is your patient and ASA II or ASA III? Updated hypertension guidelines may impact your practice
The 2017 American College of Cardiology High Blood Pressure Guidelines The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) sets the national guidelines for high blood pressure (hypertension). In 2017, The ACC/AHA updated blood pressure guidelines for the first time in...  Read More
Everyday Dentistry: The Updated ASA Physical Classification with Dental Considerations
Today’s dentists face a complex patient population. Aging, comorbidities and advances in evidence-based practice provide expansive and ever-changing best practice guidelines for every level of dental care. Real life scenarios create an environment in which dental practitioners must practice...  Read More
What would you do for bradycardia?
Do you recall the difference between asymptomatic and symptomatic bradycardia (a heart rate less than 60 bpm)? Would you or your staff remember how to respond? Here is a preview of the Dental911 Emergency Response Handbook currently in production.  Feedback is greatly appreciated.  Email:...  Read More
Patient Selection: Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Patient Selection: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a type of sleep apnea which is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. This obstruction can be complete or incomplete. It is characterized by recurrent spells of absence of breathing followed by normal breathing spells....  Read More
How to Recognize and Treat Laryngospasm
How to Recognize and Treat Laryngospasm in Dentistry Laryngospasm in a dental office is always a medical emergency. Although it may resolve on its own, hoping for the best in such situations would be a terrible mistake. Immediate action is needed to open an airway as soon as possible. Having in...  Read More

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