Emergency Dental Patient

Emergency Dental Patient

12 November 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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  • This course will provide useful hints and tips on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of dental emergencies within a busy practice schedule.

    The programme for the day combines lectures and workshops, offering an overview of common dental patient emergencies.

    The course will cover symptoms and situations ranging from non-urgent to extremely urgent cases, and will offer a platform to discuss and review strategies of best practice.

    Aims of the Session:

    The aim of the session will be to provide an overview of current best practice in the management of the patient presenting with a dental emergency.
    All stages of management will be covered, from triage and the importance of empathetic telephone manner, to assessment of various presenting conditions, and treatment modalities.
    A mixture of interactive lecture and workshop formats will be used, and delegates will be encouraged to share experiences and management strategies, both within the sessions, and informally at break times.

    Intended Learning Outcomes:

    At the end of the session delegates will be able to -

    • Name a range of dental conditions which would require emergency care
    • State the importance of effective triage in the allocation of emergency appointments
    • Describe treatment interventions which can be provided for the immediate relief of dental emergencies
    • Identify non dental factors, such as medical history, which require consideration when assessing and treating emergency patients

    GDC Development Outcomes:

    A, B, C, D

    Suitable for:

    • Dental Care Professionals
    • Primary Care / General Dental Practitioners
  • 12 November


    12 November

    Lecture 1

    The range of dental emergencies. The emergency phone call. Allocation of appointments (Emergency, Urgent, Non-urgent). Self-help advice. Diagnosis: history, examination, special tests.

    12 November

    Lecture 2

    The significance of medical history (e.g. recent M.I., bisphosphonates, anticoagulants, dementia, anxiety/phobia). Overview of non-dental causes of oral pain.

    12 November

    Morning Refreshment Break

    12 November

    Workshops (Delegates will swap workshops after 45 minutes)

    Workshop 1: The failed extraction

    Workshop 2: Splints

    12 November


    12 November

    Lecture 3

    Management of acute pulpitis. Management of acute apical abscess. The emergency referral. Antibiotic prescribing. Analgesic prescribing.

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    Lecture 4

    The child with toothache. Trauma to the permanent dentition.

    12 November

    Afternoon Break

    12 November

    Afternoon Workshops (Delegates will swap workshops after 45 minutes)

    Workshop 3: Time-saving endodontic tips

    Workshop 4 : The Hot Pulp

    12 November

    Close of day
  • Category Product Amount
    Member Registrations £125
    Non-Member Registrations £195
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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Closing date: 11 November 2019


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