Dentistry's Essentials of Emergency Medicine (DEEM): A Simulation-Based Training Workshop

Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM



The DEEM training program allows participants to practice and debrief medical emergency scenarios in a high-fidelity, controlled and safe environment. The workshop provides robust training experiences using human patient simulators, audiovisual recordings and standardized patients. This workshop is designed to engage participants in challenging clinical cases and enable participants to problem-solve in a manner that is similar to a live clinical experience. You will use real medical equipment, learn to read a patient monitor and interact with dynamically responding patients in a fully functioning simulated dental operatory. You will receive formative performance feedback as you progress through the live training, helping to identify your strengths and areas for improvement.


This intense learning experience will be fun and educational and will empower you to be at your best with your patients in the clinical arena. The clinical scenarios are designed to meet several learning objectives, including developing your skills in not only medical knowledge but also interpersonal communication, team leadership, resuscitation dynamics and systems-based practice.


Experts from emergency medicine, paramedicine, dental anesthesiology and perioperative care were consulted in the development of this course content to create an evidence-based, state-of-the-art training program. This program will help you be able to recognize a patient requiring urgent or emergent care and how to initiate evaluation and management in the dental setting.


This is the first time this simulation training workshop is being presented in the Bay Area and will include a one-hour, self-paced, virtual introduction of the workshop).


You Will Learn:

  • To increase your knowledge of up-to-date emergency medicine topics important to dentistry
  • To recognize signs and symptoms of an unwell patient and determine the level of acuity
  • To implement the systematic approach to assess an acutely unwell patient
  • To implement an emergency action plan for a medical emergency situation
  • To organize a dental team into a high-performance resuscitation team
  • To evaluate vital signs continually to direct therapeutic interventions
  • To execute appropriate therapeutic interventions following evidence-based guidelines
  • To determine the patient disposition (home vs. hospital) for common medical urgencies and emergencies that occur in the dental setting
  • To effectively transfer care to arriving emergency medical services using the SBAR communication tool
  • To describe crisis resource management principles that promote effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • To adapt your office team into a high functioning emergency response team


Who Should Attend:

This intensive training is intended for general practitioners and specialists who only use local anesthesia, nitrous oxide or oral minimal or oral moderate sedation. Providers should be current in Basic Life Support (BLS) training. Each workshop is limited to 8 participants.


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



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Workshop is limited to 8 participants

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 9

This activity is designated for 9 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $1,495 Dentists

Program is limited to 8 participants; includes light breakfast and lunch


Jesse Manton, DDS, MS attended dental school at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry where his growing practice philosophy focused on the doctor-patient relationship and excellence in dental medicine, surgery, didactics and leadership. During his general practice residency at the VA and Stanford Medical Centers, Dr. Manton’s career took a significant detour when he was introduced to an opportunity to expand his medical acumen and practice acute patient care through training in anesthesiology. Dr. Manton is Board Certified Dental Anesthesiologist. He is a certified clinical simulation healthcare educator and completed a Master of Science program focusing on clinical simulation and managing perioperative emergencies and resuscitation.

Luke Eric Manton, FFII, EMT, is a firefighter and paramedic working within the Placer County Fire Department/CALFIRE. He started in fire and emergency medical services in 2010 and has functioned as an EMT, firefighter, rescue technician, paramedic, officer and educator. He has cultivated a passion in education and currently teaches multiple disciplines in fire, rescue and emergency medicine as well as being an adjunct faculty member at the Dugoni School of Dentistry.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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