Management of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice

If you are a regular visitor to the events page on the ADAQ website (www.adaq.com.au/events-listing) you will no doubt have noticed a significant increase in the courses, workshops and seminars being offered. While there are some courses that appear often, there is a significant amount of new offerings. In March, for the first time, the…

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Dangers of Nitrous Oxide when used for recreational purposes

Dangers of Nitrous Oxide when used for recreational purposes.   The miss-use of nitrous oxide [N2O] can be viewed in two ways. One, the public accessing N2O via stolen N2O cylinders, N2O whipped cream machine charges or N2O tanks for cars.   The second way is the miss-use of N2O in the Dental surgery via…

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Therapeutic management in medical emergencies in dental practice

Dr Michael Walker presented a lecture at the Australian Dental Council 2015 conference in Brisbane. The topic of discussion was Therapeutic management in Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice. The lecture was well subscribed. Over 450 teaching aids in the form of literature packs and demonstration Epipens were handed out for practical demonstration. The lecture was…

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RELATIVE ANALGESIA COURSES – Nitrous oxide sedation

RELATIVE ANALGESIA COURSES This day course is an ideal introduction to Relative Analgesia and an excellent refresher course for dentists wishing to update their theory and practical skills. Through practical methods participants will become proficient and confident in the administration of Relative Analgesia in clinical practice.     Dates for 2014 14 March (QLD) 9…

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What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is referred to as the use of pharmacological agents that are geared towards calming and relaxing the patient prior to and during a dental appointment. There are usually varying degrees of dental sedation. They include; Minimal Sedation With this, patients are able to respond normally to verbal commands if and when someone talks…

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