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North Idaho Conference Courses

"​Emergency Medicine: Cardiac Emergencies and Sudden Cardiac Arrest"

Medical emergencies can, and do, occur in the practice of dentistry. The occurrence of cardiovascular problems, such as chest pain (angina and myocardial infarction) and sudden cardiac arrest, are likely to increase with the graying of the American population. In this program Dr. Malamed with address these problems and the means to prepare the dental office to effectively recognize and manage those that might arise. The use and significance of AEDs will be stressed. Bring the entire office staff to this program. The life you save may be your own!

Objectives: On completion of this program the student should be able to:
(1) Describe the four steps in preparing the dental office for medical emergencies that
might arise.
(2) Describe the pathophysiology of angina pectoris and its management.
(3) Describe the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction and its management.
(4) Describe the pathophysiology of sudden cardiac arrest and its management.
(5) Describe the mechanism of action of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

"Is the 'Mandibular Block' Passe?"

Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in contemporary dental practice. The subject of pain control in dentistry has undergone a recent renewal of interest, a renaissance. In this program Doctor Malamed will present an in-depth discussion of the problem in achieving MANDIBULAR ANESTHESIA.

The traditional ‘mandibular nerve block’ has one of the lowest success rates of major nerve blocks administered in the human body. Is it necessary for the doctor or hygienist to still administer this technique? Newer techniques, such as the Gow-Gates mandibular nerve block; Akinosi-Vazirani closed mouth mandibular nerve block; intraosseous anesthesia; periodontal ligament injection (PDL) and intraseptal techniques have been developed in an attempt to improve success in the mandible. The local anesthetic articaine HCl has been demonstrated to have significant success when administered by
mandibular infiltration in adults, while more recently the ability to buffer local anesthetic solutions has demonstrated potential to both increase the rate of onset of anesthesia as well as increasing its depth. These techniques will be reviewed in this program. Is the ‘mandibular block’ dead? Come and hear for yourself!