This Module will cover different aspects to make dentists more comfortable in dealing with medically compromised patients, as well as aware of the various modalities of sedation available for these procedures, and how to assess these patients, what are the implications of the underlying disease, pharmacological therapies, and ultimately how this impacts dental care.
Technique to evaluate patient blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and use of Pulse Oximetry
Reviewing the common diseases (Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Endocrine, and Musculoskeletal) and their impact on dentistry.
Knowledgeable on common anti-coagulants and practice guidelines
Knowledgeable on the spectrum and pharmacology of Local Anesthesia available for sedation of patients from oral sedation to General Anesthesia
Be aware of the Neurophysiology of local anesthetics
Review of the different techniques for maxillary and mandibular Anesthesia.
Understand the common dental medical emergencies and the protocol of the residence country.
Knowledgeable on evidence-based strategies for dental pain and Dental Anesthesia.