Management of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office


CE Hours: 3   Lecture

Speaker: Richard J. Catrambone, DMD, MD, assistant clinical professor, oral and  maxillofacial surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Financial Disclosure: Richard J. Catrambone, DMD, MD has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose

The Massachusetts BORID regulations as they apply to required drugs and equipment as well as a written protocol for managing medical emergencies will be discussed. Unconsciousness, respiratory distress, altered consciousness, seizures, drug-related emergencies, chest pain, MI, and cardiac arrest will also be discussed including relevant pathophysiology. Being prepared for a medical emergency in the dental office is of paramount importance.  A team approach will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the Massachusetts BORID regulations as they apply to required drugs and equipment
  • Review various medical emergencies including unconsciousness, respiratory distress, drug-related emergencies, and cardiac arrest
  • Learn how to be competent in management of medical emergencies
  • Understand how to make an office emergency kit

Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office Staff


Class is subject to cancellation if enrollment is not met. Call 800.342.8747 ext. 250 for information on cancellations due to inclement weather. Free cancellation up to 10 days prior to course date  


  • Where

  • Massachusetts Dental Society
    Two Willow Street
    Southborough, Massachusetts 01745

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