Module 3 – Emergencies – Anesthesia – Pharmacology & Medically compromised patients.

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.

  • Complications and emergencies

  • Understand the Medically compromised patients:

    • Cardiovascular disease (angina, MI, hypertension, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease)

    • Respiratory disease (asthma, COPD, emphysema)

    • Neurological disorders (seizure, CVA, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, schizophrenia)

    • Renal Disease

    • Liver Disease

    • Metabolic disease (diabetes)

    • Hematologic disease (anemia, hemophilia)


  • Understanding the pharmacology in Implantology (Preoperative and postoperative)

  • Understanding the different Medical Emergencies happened in the clinic:

    • Emergency equipment and medication

    • Unconsciousness

    • Respiratory distress (shortness of breath, asthmatic attack, airway obstruction)

    • Altered consciousness

    • Chest pain

    • Cardiac arrest

    • Allergic reaction

    • Emergency equipment and medication

  • Understanding the different Emergencies techniques and equipment:


  • IV set up

  • CPR and BLS

  • Oral/pharyngeal airway blocks

  • Pulse-oximeter

  • Blood pressure

 Reviewing different Case Scenarios of Emergencies in the clinic




Course Duration (Days):        2 Days

Course starting on :                  Registration is open to be held in Q4. 2024

Total Points:                                      20 CE

Fees:                                                       1,290 CAD

Course delivery:                            Online