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Dental Office Medical Emergencies, 6th Edition

By: Ann Marie McMullin, MD, Cynthia Biron, RDH, EMT, MA, Harold L. Crossley, DDS, PhD, Richard L. Wynn, BSPharm, PhD, Timothy F. Meiller, DDS, PhD
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100 Pages / 9 x 11 x 0.5 in

Pub.Date: Jan 01, 2016

Dental Office Medical Emergencies, A Manual of Office Response Protocols, is designed to assist the dentist in addressing any developing emergency situation by reinforcing basic life support techniques. This handy reference is intended for use by the dental office staff for preparedness training, as well as during times of crisis.


The best management of medical problems is always prevention. This reference provides information for the practicing dentist and dental personnel so that prevention and management of emergencies are part of the office knowledge base. The first section of the text describes office preparedness and addresses the development of protocol and training for management of potential office emergencies. The second section addresses specific dental office medical emergency situations defined by symptom analysis. This section is tabbed for quick access and includes:

  • Basic Action Plan for Stabilization
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Chest Pain
  • Allergic/Drug Reactions
  • Altered Sensation/Changes In Affect
  • Management of Acute Bleeding

The third and final section of the text includes information on pre-procedural antibiotics and decision algorithms, oxygen delivery systems, and office protocols for occupational injuries.

  • Updated CPR & Basic Life Support (BLS) Guidelines
  • Considerations for Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)
  • Animal and Human Bites Guidelines
  • Updated Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines
  • Probiotics to Reduce Gastric Symptoms During Long-Term Antibiotic Therapy
  • Procedures and Protocols Defined by Symptom Analysis
  • Convenient Tabbed Paging System with 7 Topic Tabs and 14 Sub Tabs


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