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Medical Crisis Management in the Dental Office: A Hands-On Human Patient Simulation Model

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Saturday, February 15, 2014


Shyam Prasad Aravindaksha, BDS, MDS, PGDMLS

Course Overview

As the population continues to age and the burden of chronic disease continues to increase, one important goal of dental education must be to sup- port a safe environment of care. Ultimately, this will result in decreased anxiety for dentists and better outcomes for patients.

Realistic simulation training in the management of medical emergencies for dental practitioners is an effective adjunct to traditional lecture style teaching and a favored method of learning. Human patient simulators are computer-driven, life-sized mannequins, programmed to respond to medical situations and procedures, giving health care professionals a chance to perform and learn in close-to-real-life scenarios. Simulators provide a risk-free environment that can be standardized and reviewed. Patient safety is one of the driving forces behind the use of human patient simulation. Given the importance of this subject, this mode of training has shown to benefit health care professional’s immensely in managing medical emergencies and has shown to improve their confidence in managing crisis situations.

Having well-trained dental professionals in all aspects of patient management further improves the quality of care and safety of patients.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

• Recognize the importance of an accurate medical history in preventing emergencies.
• Know basic interventive measures that can be taken for dental office emergency situations.
• Assemble an appropriate and complete medical emergency kit for the dental office.
• Correctly use the various items found in the medical emergency kit.
• Competently participate in mock emergency drills in your dental office.
• Recognize and appropriately render initial intervention for all acute medical emergencies.
• Understand basic treatment of the most likely medical emergencies.
• Simulate the diagnosis and treatment of emergencies on Human Patient Simulation Model (Sim Man)


University of Detroit Mercy Dental Corktown Campus, Detroit, MI

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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Registration table opens a half hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

7 hours (Lecture and Hands-On )

This is a limited attended course, so register early to reserve your seat.


Includes continental breakfast and lunch
Dentist - $275; Allied - $150
UDM Alumni: Dentists - $247.50; Allied -$135

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00pm on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00pm the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of this course, no refund will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same day cancellations or no-shows.

Click here to visit our updated general information and policy page.

Patient simulators are provided in part by Laerdal Medical Corporation.

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