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.
This text is intended to facilitate dental office emergency protocols and to assist the dentist in emergency situations by reinforcing basic life support techniques.
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
Timothy F. Meiller, DDS, PhD is Professor of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and Professor of Oncology in the Program of Oncology at the Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr Meiller has held this position in Oral Medicine at the Dental School for 23 years and serves as an attending faculty at the Greenebaum Cancer Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Dental and Graduate Schools, holding a DDS and a PhD in Immunology/Virology. He has over 165 publications to his credit. He maintains an active general dental practice and is a consultant to the National Institutes of Health. He is currently engaged in ongoing investigations into cellular immune dysfunction in oral diseases associated with AIDS, in cancer patients, and in other medically-compromised patients.
Richard L. Wynn, BSPharm, PhD is Professor of Pharmacology at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland at Baltimore. Dr Wynn has served as a dental educator, researcher, and teacher of dental pharmacology and dental hygiene pharmacology for his entire professional career. He holds a BS (pharmacy; registered pharmacist, Maryland), an MS (physiology) and a PhD (pharmacology) from the University of Maryland. Dr Wynn chaired the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland Dental School from 1980 to 1995. Previously, he chaired the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He has to his credit over 180 publications including original research articles, textbooks, textbook chapters, monographs, and articles in continuing education journals. He has given over 300 continuing education seminars to dental professionals in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Dr Wynn has been a consultant to the drug industry for 17 years. His research laboratories have contributed to the development of new analgesics and anesthetics. He is a consultant to the U.S. Pharmacopeia, Dental Drugs and Products section, a consultant to the Academy of General Dentistry, a consultant to the American Dental Association, and a former consultant to the Council on Dental Education, Commission on Accreditation. He is a featured columnist and his drug review articles, entitled Pharmacology Today, appear in each issue of General Dentistry, a journal published by the Academy. He is currently funded by drug industry and government agencies for research on the development of new drugs. One of his primary interests continues to be keeping dental professionals informed on all aspects of drug use in dental practice.
Ann Marie McMullin, MD is board certified in emergency medicine and is an Associate Staff Member in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, and obtained her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria. Dr. McMullin completed a transitional internship at Saint Mary's Medical Service in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and subsequently spent three years as a General Medical Officer in the United States Navy. For two of these years, Dr. McMullin worked in the Emergency Department at the Naval Hospital, Okinawa where she also assisted in the training of Japanese medical students. She graduated from the University of Maryland Medical System at Baltimore and served as Chief in the Emergency Medicine residency program there. Dr. McMullin is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.