Emergency Medicine in Dentistry & Renaissance in Local Anesthesia
by Dr. Stanley Malamed
Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2017.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Embassy Suites Hotel
600 E. Benson Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503
Emergency Medicine in Dentistry
Life-threatening emergencies can occur any time, any where and to any one.
Such situations are somewhat more likely to occur within the confines of the dental office due to the increased level of stress which is so often present. In this course Dr. Malamed will discuss the areas which are considered vital to a proper understanding of emergency medicine: prevention, preparation, and recognition and management. This will include a discussion of preparation involving the office and staff and includes a thorough review of the office emergency kit (drugs and equipment). Additionally, it will include the recognition and management of specific emergency situations and includes the management of unconciousness, respiratory distress, seizures, drug-related emergencies, and chest pain. This course is designed for all members of the dental office staff, not just the doctor and chairside personnel. Situations discussed here can happen outside of the dental environment as well as in the office. EVERYONE SHOULD BE PREPARED! It is strongly recommended that ALL members of the dental office staff attend this program
Renaissance in Local Anesthesia
Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in contemporary dental practice.
The subject of pain control in dentistry has undergone a renewal in interest, a renaissance. In this program Doctor Malamed will present an in-depth discussion of the many aspects of this important area of daily dental practice. A major area of interest has been in the introduction of new local anesthetics, such as articaine, as well as the recently released local anesthetic nasal mist for anesthesia of maxillary non-molar teeth; the local anesthesia reversal drug – phentolamine mesylate – and buffered local anesthetics, producing a more rapid onset, more comfortable injection and more profound anesthesia. These and other areas of current research into improving pain control will be discussed.
Local anesthetics are the safest & most effective drugs in medicine for the prevention & management of pain – when used correctly. Dr. Malamed will also discuss – in depth – “Is the Mandibular Block passe?” reviewing alternative techniques such as the Gow-Gates mandibular nerve block, intraosseous anesthesia, and the use of articaine by mandibular infiltration in adult patients.
Thank you to all who donated time and products in support of Royann Royer’s Bean’s bags for the homeless. Fifty bags were packed and delivered to Bean’s Cafe to be given to those less fortunate. The Alaska DHA Fall CE/Business Meeting is pleased to be an annual collection site for this community effort.
The next Alaska DHA Board meeting will be held on December 5th at 6:15 PM.
Location: SCF Fireweed Dental building, 4341 Tudor Center Dr., Anchorage; second floor conference room A.
Greetings District XII!
Fall is flying by! Soon we will be in the middle of the holiday season, but before we get there, I want to share the exciting ADHA Fall News with you. This is a busy time of year with lots of constituent meetings and elections taking place. Before you gather to do the important business of your states, I hope you’ll read through this email so you can take advantage of your time together to incorporate the news in this email into your networking. Happy reading!
Member Resources & Benefits
Dental Hygiene Diagnosis White Paper (NEW)
The Dental Hygiene Diagnosis white paper is now available for download. This new document aims to assist dental hygiene educators in teaching the dental hygiene diagnosis to students, assist practicing dental hygienists in the correct application of the dental hygiene diagnosis, and serve as an explanatory resource for policymakers as they consider legislation related to dental hygiene scope of practice.
ADHA Volunteer Leadership Webinar Series (NEW)
ADHA officially kicked off our Volunteer Leadership Webinar Series. Our first installment “Restructuring your Components” was aimed at constituent leaders and saw 75 registrants from 27 states and 50 attendees from 20 states. A great conversation was had and we look forward to more sessions like this. If you’d like to view the webinar in its entirety, click here.
Reminder: two more sessions will be coming up in November and December and are no charge to ADHA members. Register below:
Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm CST
Come hear about ADHA’s national recruitment strategy and how your constituent or component can aid in our efforts!
Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00pm CST
Join members of ADHA’s New Professional Advisory Group in a discussion on how to engage and support the future of ADHA and the dental hygiene profession!
ADHA National Board Review Course
Live sessions of the ADHA National Board Review course will be held for four consecutive Saturdays beginning January 14th through February 4th. The course costs $295 for ADHA student members, $395 for nonmembers. Crest P&G is providing a limited number of swag bags for students who register early. Students can also take advantage of the On-Demand course that is available through December. For more information, visit http://www.adha.org/nbr-
National Dental Hygiene Month Draws to a Close
National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM2016) has come to an end, but ADHA and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program are encouraging dental hygienists to keep the conversation about the Daily 4 going. Please continue to share these valuable resources that highlight the importance of a regular oral health routine.
CDC Releases Vital Signs Report on Dental Sealants
Volunteer, Award & Grant Opportunities
ADHA Elected Office & District Trustee Bio Data Forms Now Available!
Any active members may declare their candidacy for an elected position by notifying the Nominating Committee and by submitting their Bio-Data Form for Candidates for Elected Office by February 6, 2017. Visit http://www.adha.org/
Apply for an ADHA award for the 2017 Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the 94th Annual Session. Applications and criteria are now available. The awards are great opportunities to recognize outstanding ADHA members and many include financial assistance to attend #CLL2017 in Jacksonville.
Community Service Grant and Research Grant Applications Will Be Accepted Beginning November 1
IOH will be accepting Community Service and Research Grant applications from ADHA members beginning November 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017.
The Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grant promotes collaboration between individuals or local components of the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association and community agencies that help underserved populations by providing the preventive benefits of fluoride varnish.
The Rosie Wall Community Spirit Grant provides funding for dental hygienists who are involved in a community service project that includes oral health education and heightens the public view of the professional role dental hygienists play in health improvement.
Research Grants support advancements in the dental hygiene field through the discovery and application of knowledge which includes original research, developmental prospects and qualitative and quantitative research.
Advocating on Behalf of Members and the Profession
DentaQuest Foundation Meetings
ADHA CEO Ann Battrell, MSDH recently attended two DentaQuest Foundation meetings that incorporated oral health more deeply into overall health care and education. The National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health 2016 Symposium focused on the integration of oral health services into primary care, which would allow dental hygienists to practice to the top of their scope.
The Oral Health 2020 (OH2020) meeting connected oral health to lifelong wellbeing and positioned oral health as a social justice issue. Below are the overall vision and goals for OH2020. Dental hygienists can be the agents of change to help advance these goals and achieve this vision.
American Association of Dental Administrators (AADA)
ADHA presented to the AADA Board on October 16 in Denver, CO. The presentation, “Dental Hygiene: The Evolving Profession,” focused on direct access and information on dental therapy. It was an engaging presentation that correlated with our new Strategic Plan, specifically supporting the dental hygiene profession and advancing the profession.
National Council of State Legislators (NCSL)
While in Denver to attend the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual meeting, ADHA Director of Governmental Affairs, Ann Lynch met with oral health policy staff from NCSL. NCSL is in the process of updating their website resources in oral health and considers ADHA a premiere resource in this effort. They are particularly interested in direct access, mid-level providers and prescriptive authority for dental hygienists. As we continue to advocate on behalf of our members and the profession we will continue to look for ways to serve as a resource for policy makers.
American Association of Dental Boards (AADB)
ADHA presented at the AADB’s semi-annual meeting on October 18 in Denver. We were asked to present on dental hygiene practice, with a specific focus on direct access opportunities and licensure portability. ADHA’s presentation, “Dental Hygiene Licensure: Practice and Portability,” featured President Betty Kabel, RDH, BS, and ADHA members Paige McEvoy, RDH, MS, Colorado Dental Board Member, and Yadira Martinez, RDH, Oregon Dental Board Member, and ADHA Director of Governmental Affairs Ann Lynch. We know how license portability is of great importance to many of our members and we continue to champion this issue.
ADHA signs onto Federal Appropriations Request
ADHA was pleased to sign onto Friends of HRSA (a coalition of 170 national organizations committed to programs that promote a healthy nation) joint letters urging Senate and House Appropriations leadership to provide $7.48 billion for discretionary HRSA programs in the final FY 2017 spending agreement. This would restore the cuts to the programs that were included in the HHS funding bill that passed the House and Senate Appropriations Committees earlier this year. Additional organizations to sign the letter include: the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Other ADHA Updates
Table Clinic Format Change
Undergraduate dental hygiene program directors have been informed of the change in display format for undergraduate table clinics. 2017 will be a transition year for a change in display format for undergraduate table clinics. Students can either display on the traditional tri-fold board or the new poster format. In 2018, all table clinic research will be displayed using a poster. Any questions regarding the change should be sent to Emily Ellert at email@example.com.
Of course, as always, if you have any questions about any of the material in this email, or if I can be of service to any of you in any way, please contact me by phone or email. I’m here for you!
The Alaska Dental Hygienists’ Association 2016 fall newsletter is now available to read or download.
*Registration is currently closed*
If you would like to attend, you will have to come and see if there is room on the day of the CE
November 12, 2016
Fall Business Meeting | Continuing Education | Silent Auction
Course: “Sharpening and Instrument Ergonomics”
Speaker: Linda Miller, Paradise Dental Technologies
Please plan to stay after the meeting to participate in a discussion with Karol Fink. We will discuss the two-year grant the Oral Health Program and Obesity Prevention Program received from the CDC Division of Oral Health to work on activities to reduce sugary drink consumption, with a focus on Alaskan children.
To register & for more details please see the attached registration packet below:
WHEN: Saturday, August 20th & 21st, 2016
LOCATION: UAA AHS Building Room 106 on August 20, 2016
UAA AHS Building Rooms 206/207 on August 21, 2016
CE Presenter: Anna Matsuishi Pattison, R.D.H., M.S.
August 20, 2016
Full Day Lecture – Part I:2016 Update on Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation with New Advanced Technique Videos
August 21, 2016
Hands on course – PART II: Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation*
to register & for more details please see the attached registration packet below:
Alaska DHA members
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