Today there are more medically compromised patients being treated in our offices than ever before. As a result, a more detailed medical history and medical evaluation should be taken prior to beginning treatment. This lecture will describe the essential drugs needed to create a medical emergency kit for your office. In addition, we will discuss three basic tests that can easily be performed to help in the physical diagnosis of a patient’s medical status. We will also discuss the “Conversational History” and how this can pick up many medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form. This can be performed by the dentist or staff and can prevent many potential medical emergencies from occurring.
Daniel Pompa, DDS is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and is now lecturing full-time. He is a Fellow in both AAOMS and ICOI. He is a guest speaker at NYU College of Dentistry and the University of Florida College of Dentistry. In 2013, Dr. Pompa became a Seminar Series Speaker for the ADA. He has published in JADA and Dentistry Today, where he has also been listed as a “Leader in Continuing Education.” In the 2014 Journal of NYSAGD, Dr. Pompa published “Update on Basic Physical Diagnosis,” which summarizes new innovations for a simple, chairside medical workup. He is also an inventor, being issued a U.S. Patent for his innovative work in the field of Dental Implantology (U.S. Patent # 5,320,529).