Treatment of the Diabetic Patient; and Update on Medical Emergencies

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
CE hours: 6.5
tuition: $335
Register by Oct 4 for the Early Bird discount.

Call to register:  212-573-8500.

The Role of the Dental Professional in the Treatment of the Diabetic Patient
As diabetes continues to increase in the United States, so too will the number of dental patients affected by the disease. Almost one third of our senior population will develop diabetes, and one third of these seniors will be undiagnosed.
This lecture will define and describe:
  • the signs and symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus;
  • the risk factors, dental manifestations, and systemic complications of diabetes;
  • the oral complications and management considerations for the diabetic dental patient; and
  • the newest drugs and how they work for the diabetic patient. 
Update on Medical Emergencies: How to Save a Life, Including Your Own
This course will review the prevention, preparation, recognition and management of medical emergencies. We will explore the “Conversational History” and how it uncovers medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form. You will receive color-coded instructional cards with action plans that depict the most common life-threatening situations. Demonstrations of new routes of emergency drug administration will be shown. 
Participants will:
  • discover three simple chairside tests to help avoid an emergency;
  • recognize the most frequent life-threatening emergencies;
  • review a systematic approach to treat the most common life-threatening scenarios;
  • develop a plan for the office team when dealing with a crisis event;
  • determine when to administer the essential “Top 10” emergency drugs; and
  • understand legal and moral obligations presented by medical emergencies.
Attendees will acquire an overview of diabetes as well as its oral manifestations, consequences, and treatment recommendations. Attendees will also learn practical, simple, non-invasive, and critical tests that can reduce risks in an emergency.

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS
Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Pompa is a seminar series speaker, online author, and consultant for the ADA; and a visiting speaker at NYU College of Dentistry and University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Pompa has presented over 300 lectures nationally and internationally.