5:45 p.m. – Business Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Speaker
Dinner to Follow Presentation
Topic: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Wilson
Estimates of the number of emergencies that occur in dental practices vary. The most frequently reported emergency is syncope; however, other relatively frequent emergencies involve hypoglycemia, seizures, angina, choking, asthma, and swallowing of foreign objects. This presentation will present an overview of relatively frequent emergencies and possible intervention strategies associated with the prevention of emergencies and with rescuing of patients. Because pharmacological management of pediatric (and other patients) appears to be increasing, emergency management of more frequent sedation emergencies, their prevention, and management will be discussed.
The attendees of this lecture should become more aware of general types of emergencies in dental practice. They will be able to:
- Discuss the more frequent emergencies that occur in dental practices.
- Discuss general principles associated with prevention of emergencies.
- Discuss intervention strategies associated with rescuing patients during specific “common” emergencies.
- Review and implement changes, as needed, in their current practice policy on emergency management of their patients and staff.
Stephen Wilson, DMD, MA, PhD
Dr. Stephen Wilson is currently involved in consulting in the field and profession of Pediatric Dentistry. He was previously Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Wilson received his dental degree (D.M.D.) and Doctorate in Physiology (Ph.D.) at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. His residency training in Pediatric Dentistry was done at the University of Louisville and Kosair-Children’s Hospital. Dr. Wilson also has a Master’s degree (M.A.) in Psychology that, along with his Bachelor of Science (B.S.), was obtained from Eastern Illinois University.
Dr. Wilson is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served as a Director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and as President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (2003-2004). He is the current Director of the AAPD-sponsored Sedation Course which is presented twice a year. He was awarded “Pediatric Dentistry of the Year” by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2007. He has published over 110 papers and spoken at numerous local, national, and international meetings. Dr. Wilson’s research interests include child behavior in the dental clinic, sedation for children, and electronic monitoring during sedation.