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Continuing Dental Education

Course Information

Pain Control for the Pediatric Patient and Emergency Medicine in Pediatric Dentistry

Course Closed Course Has Already Been Held
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Credit: 6 hours
Location: The Friday Center
Cost: $280.00 Dentist
$150.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Pediatric Dentistry


Course Description
Local anesthetics (LA) are the safest and most effective drugs in medicine for the prevention and management of pain. However, the young child patients present a challenge for the dentist in relation to the safety versus risk. Dr. Malamed will review current LA formulations, their efficacy and safety in children and discuss differences in a child's anatomy and technique for achieving effective safe pain control. Current research into new drugs (e.g. phentolamine mesylate buffered LAs, articaine) and techniques (e.g. intranasal LA mist for maxillary anesthesia, computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery) will be reviewed.
Medical emergencies can, and do, occur in the practice of dentistry. Dr. Malamed will review basic preparation of the dental office and staff, including specifics for the pediatric patient, to recognize and effectively manage these emergencies that might arise in both adults and children. Specific emergencies common to children will be reviewed, including bronchospasm (asthma), seizures, and drug over dose (e.g. local anesthetics, sedatives).

1. You will have a better understanding of the various local anesthetics including their efficacy and safety in children.
2. You will understand the differences in the child's anatomy relative to delivering local anesthetics.
3. You will be aware of new pain controlling medications and new delivery systems.
4. You will be able to recognize and manage local anesthetic and sedative overdose.
5. You will be able to recognize and manage bronchospasms/respiratory distress and seizures.
6. You will be able to recognize and manage respiratory and cardiac arrest.
7. You will learn the basic emergency drugs suggested for both the pediatric and adult office emergency kit.

About the Speaker

Dr. Stanley F. Malamed is a Professor of Anesthesia and Medicine at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California. He received his DDS from New York University, and completed a dental internship and residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology and a Fellow in General Anesthesia, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He has received numerous prestigious awards from professional societies and organizations. He has authored over 150 scientific papers and contributed to numerous medical and dental textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Malamed is the author of many widely-used textbooks and numerous interactive DVDs, and has given over 1000 continuing education seminars and courses.

Refund Policy
Since considerable advance planning is necessary for this continuing education program, a registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by October 4, 2013. The cancellation fee is necessary to cover materials and facilities costs incurred for each participant, which are non-refundable to us. No refunds will be issued after October 4, 2013.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

Disclosure Statement
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity.