Management of medical emergencies in the dental office

Respond effectively and manage medical emergencies when they occur in the dental office: asthma attacks, epileptic seizures, anaphylactic shock, allergies, hypo/hyperglycemia, syncope, and myocardial infarction.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss risk factors for unexpected medical emergencies 
  2. Review the clinical features and diagnosis of common medical emergencies
  3. Understand how to prevent and manage common medical emergencies

Michael Hatton, DDS
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine