Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Feb 07

Seminar #4 | February 7th, 2022

Troubleshooting the ‘Mandibular Block’ & Cardiovascular emergencies in the dental office

Seminar Location & Details:
Hilton Inverness Hotel 
200 Inverness Drive W, Englewood, CO 80112

  • Free parking is provided at the hotel.
  • Seminars open at 8 am with complimentary coffee, tea and pastires.
  • Seminars run from 9 am to 5 p.m. Lunch is provided.
  • You will receive 6CE credits for each lecture and we are an AGD provider.

Seminar Description:
This is a two part lecture, covering anesthesia in the morning and medical emergencies in the afternoon.  

Is the  ‘mandibular block’ passé? Come hear for yourself! Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in contemporary dental  practice. The subject of pain control in dentistry has undergone a recent renewal of interest, a renaissance of sorts. In this program Dr. Malamed will present an in-depth discussion of the problem in achieving mandibular anesthesia. 

The traditional ‘mandibular nerve block’ has one of the lowest success rates of major nerve blocks administered in the human body. Is it necessary for the doctor or hygienist  to still administer this technique? Techniques, such as the Gow-Gates mandibular nerve  block, Akinosi-Vazirani closed mouth mandibular nerve block, intraosseous  anesthesia, periodontal ligament injection and intraseptal techniques have been developed in an effort to improve success in the mandible. The local anesthetic articaine HCl has been demonstrated to have significant success when administered by mandibular infiltration in adults, while more recently the ability to buffer local anesthetic solutions has demonstrated potential to both increase the rate of onset of anesthesia as well as increasing its depth. These techniques will be reviewed in this program. 

Emergency Medicine: Cardiac emergencies and Sudden Cardiac Arrest 

Medical emergencies can, and do, occur in the practice of dentistry. The occurrence of cardiovascular problems, such as angina, myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac arrest are likely to increase with the graying of the American population. In this program Dr. Malamed will address these problems and the means to prepare the dental office to effectively recognize and manage those that might arise. The use and importance of AEDs will be stressed. Bring the entire office staff to this program. The life you save may be your own!

Learning Objectives: On completion of this program the you should be able to: 

  • Describe the four steps in preparing the dental office for medical emergencies that  might arise. 
  • Describe the pathophysiology of angina pectoris and its management. 
  • Describe the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction and its management. 
  • Describe the pathophysiology of sudden cardiac arrest and its management. 
  • Describe the mechanism of action of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). 

Stanley F. Malamed is a dentist anesthesiologist and emeritus professor of  dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, located in Los Angeles,  California, USA. Dr. Malamed graduated from the New York University  College of Dentistry in 1969 and then completed a residency in  anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx,  New York before serving for 2 years as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental  Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, he joined the faculty of the University  of Southern California School of Dentistry (now the Herman Ostrow School  of Dentistry of U.S.C). Dr. Malamed retired from full-time teaching at the  university in 2013. 

Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of  Anesthesiology; a recipient of the Heidebrink Award [1996] from the  American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; the Horace Wells Award from  the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS),  and the Leonard M. Monheim Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (2015). 

Doctor Malamed has authored more than 170 scientific papers and 17  chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of  physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and  general anesthesia.  

In addition, Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks,  published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental  Office (8th edition 2022); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (7th edition  2020); and Sedation – a guide to patient management (6th edition 2017)  and two interactive DVD’s: Emergency Medicine (3rd edition, 2018) and  Malamed’s Local Anesthetic Technique DVD (2004) (edition 2 – 2012).  The textbooks have been translated into 22 foreign-language editions. 

In his spare time, Dr. Malamed is an avid runner, exercise enthusiast, and  admits an addiction to the New York Times crossword puzzle, which he has  done daily since his freshman year in dental school.


Feb 07