Managing the Most Common Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - ACDE Joint Webinar Series

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Today's dental healthcare professionals are being asked to manage more medically-compromised patients. These patients present higher risk for in-office medical emergencies. In this course we will use a case-based approach to review the management of the most common medical emergencies the dental team may face. We will not cover the one-in-a-million medical complication, but instead we will focus on giving practical information needed in a medical emergency. The presentation will also include instruction on the proper use of the drugs and equipment used to manage medical emergencies.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

1) Identify the patients at highest risk for medical emergencies

2) Recognize the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies

3) Develop differential diagnosis for common emergency presentations

4) Apply medical interventions to manage common medical emergencies

5) Describe the use of the drugs and equipment used to manage medical emergencies

Educational Methods: Zoom Live Lecture


Joseph Best, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph Best is a 1989 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and a part-time faculty member at the dental school in the Department of Surgical Sciences. He is the course director for the Medical Emergencies and Pharmacotherapeutics courses at MUSoD and lectures extensively in pharmacology, medicine, oral surgery and implant dentistry both at the dental school and in regional CE programs. Dr. Best received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and maintains a private practice with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Waukesha, WI.

About Us
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider - 11/01/2017 - 06/30/2022.


Registration open through 6/15/2021 10:59 PM EST


$69 Per Person

Continuing Education

2 CE Hours


Zoom Online Meeting

Webinar Series Information

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”.

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional's schedule and interests.