April 16, 2021

Advanced Local Anaesthesia & Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: Are You Ready? (Core 1)

Peter Nkansah M.Sc., DDs, FADSA

Seminar Schedule:

8:15am - 9:40am:
 Introductory remarks & AM LECTURE begins
9:40am - 9:50am:
Q&A and 5 minute break
9:50am - 11:30am:
  AM LECTURE continues
11:30am - 11:40am:
 Q&A and 5 minute break
11:40am - 12:20pm:
 AM LECTURE continues
12:20pm - 1:05pm:
  Q&A and AM Assessment
followed by AGM & Lunch break

1:05pm - 2:20pm:
 PM LECTURE begins
2:20pm - 2:30pm:
 Q&A and 5 minute break
2:30pm - 3:55pm:
 PM LECTURE continues

Advanced Local Anaesthesia

Dentistry is unique among the healthcare professions because we can consistently and predictably numb our surgical sites. This interactive session will start with a review of the basics of local anaesthesia, including the standard mandibular block. We will then move on to discuss alternate mandibular block techniques, uncommon-but-useful techniques, alternate local anaesthetic devices, and some tips and tricks to provide profound numbness (even on hard-to-freeze teeth).

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: Are You Ready?

This interactive session will review some of the causes and predictors of medical emergencies in the dental setting. The course will review of patient assessment, office equipment and protocols, and medical emergency kit contents and organization. The session will make extensive use of scenarios to help practice the management of medical emergencies.

Learning Objectives:

From this lecture you will learn:

  • Refresh knowledge of basics for local anaesthetic pharmacology
  • Refresh knowledge of basic techniques for local anaesthesia
  • Review of the alternate mandibular block techniques and their indications
  • Review of alternate techniques (e.g. incisive block, hemimaxillary block)
  • Increase familiarity with computer-controlled local anaesthetic devices (C-CLAD)
  • How to troubleshoot local anaesthetic failures

  • To review the incidence and etiology of common medical emergencies
  • To refine medical history reviews and patient assessment
  • To better recognize and diagnose medical emergencies
  • To improve the management of medical emergencies by the dental team
  • To review medical emergency drugs and equipment, including their proper use and drug dosages
  • To establish management algorithms for in-office medical emergencies

About the Speaker

Dr. Peter Nkansah received both his D.D.S. degree and Diploma in Dental Anesthesia from the University of Toronto. He now maintains a private practice in Toronto, specializing in sedation dentistry for the dentally anxious or medically compromised patient. In addition, he is a course director for Moderate Sedation courses at both University of Toronto and Western University and for Advanced Cardiac Life Support with Sunnybrook HSC. He is a member of the executive of the Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesia and also on the editorial board for the dental journal Oral Health. He is also a regular lecturer for dental groups nationally and internationally. On the sports front, one of his other areas of interest, Peter is the dental consultant for a number of sports teams, including the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto FC.