Medical Information You Should Have to Take Better Care of Your Dental Patients
Saturday, May 6, 2017 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Speaker: Steven Guttenberg, DDS, MD
The population in the United States continues to grow and Americans are living longer. Diets, working conditions and the medical treatment of previously fatal conditions continue to improve. From a practical point of view, this means that patients who seek our dental care are often older, taking more medications and inherently sicker than those seen by us even a decade ago. All dental practitioners and their staffs must maintain a high vigil that potentially fatal medical events may occur in their offices at any time, whether their patient is young or old.
In this presentation, which is aimed at both dental practitioners and auxiliaries, Dr. Guttenberg will highlight the most common medical problems that you may see in your office and how to prevent, identify and treat common, as well as less frequently occurring, but significant, untoward medical emergencies which one may encounter during routine dental appointments.
- Increased medical knowledge
- Treat patients more confidently
- Be able to better communicate with a patient's physician
- Better understand the medical-dental interrelationship