Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

Originally Recorded February 7, 2023

Video Modified and additional content added. Review Date (expiration date) March 1, 2026

To proceed to the quiz, attestation, evaluation, and receive your CE certificate, please scroll to the end of the video.

Course Catalog

This course does not fulfill the BOD requirement for Sedation permit holders unless taken along with a hands-on course; there is no partial credit given for this requirement from this course.

Dr. Michael Roseff
Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Roseff received his BA degree in Biology and BS Degree in Food Science at the University of Delaware. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.
Upon graduation, Dr. Roseff was awarded the Delta Dental Leadership Award, The American College of Dentists Award for Professionalism and Ethics, and The Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Charles Fain Award. He was also awarded the Leadership in Student Governments Dean’s Award and College of Dental Medicine Service Award. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Nova Southeastern University in 2011. Dr. Roseff received his postgraduate training at Indiana University/Riley Children’s Hospital for Children in Pediatric Dentistry.

He became a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in 2007 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is past-president of the North Palm Beach Dental Association, the South Palm Beach Dental Association and Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the International College of Dentists. Dr. Roseff currently serves as Executive Director of the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.


Course Description

Dental visits still remain anxiety-inducing experiences for some patients. Sedation is often an adjunct to treatment whether conscious sedation, IV sedation, or even General Anesthesia. This heightened anxiety level can increase the risk of medical emergencies occurring during appointments. This CE webinar will utilize simulated emergencies to promote the determination of the correct emergency diagnosis and the proper treatment procedures to be rendered by the dental professional in the event that an emergency should arise. A wide array of emergencies will be covered from syncope to cerebrovascular accident. Highlighted will be the prevention of medical emergencies by the use of appropriate assessment procedures prior to treatment. The importance of preparing and maintaining an adequate medical emergency kit will be emphasized.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this CE webinar, the participant will
• State the rationale for baseline vital signs
• Understand the importance of medical emergency simulation
• Understand the importance of current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
• Recognize the symptoms of several medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office
• Explain the emergency procedure to be followed for several medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office including:

  1. a) Laryngospasm

 (b) Bronchospasm

(c) Emesis and aspiration

(d) Airway blockage by foreign body

(e) Angina pectoris

(f) Myocardial infarction

(g) Hypertension/Hypotension

(h) Hypertensive crisis

(i) Allergic and toxicity reactions

 (j) Convulsions

(k) Seizures

(l) Syncope

(m) Phlebitis

(n) Intra-arterial injection

(o) Hyperventilation/Hypoventilation