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Management of Pediatric Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

Course Number: 391


In summary, although pediatric medical emergencies are a rare occurrence in the dental office, when it does occur, it is important that the Dentist and the staff members are well-trained in emergency management so efficient and timely treatment is administered to the physically and physiologically immature pediatric patient. Preparation includes the use of comprehensive medical and dental histories, at minimum BLS training for staff and providers, initiation of an office emergency team, organization of an emergency drug kit and equipment, and periodic reviews and simulation.