Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

Saturday, December 4, 2021
9:00 AM-12:00 PM


8:30-9:00 a.m.: Sign-In & Walk-In Registration


9:00 a.m.: Prevent medical emergencies by obtaining proper medical histories and physical examinations

10:00 a.m.: Recognize signs and symptoms of medical emergencies from an early stage to advance stage

11:00 a.m.: Develop appropriate medical emergency treatment protocols and plans

Noon: Course concludes



IMPORTANT: Attendees will be required to wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Additionally, attendees will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status OR proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test (PCR only) administered no more than 72 hours prior (Dec. 1-3). A photo or copy of documentation is acceptable.


Course Details

This course is approved by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry and meets the requirements for dental hygienists to obtain or maintain general supervision registration as stipulated in 201 KAR 8:562 and Section 12(1) and 15(1).

Course Approval #KBD0017.

Course Description:

The aging population presents the dental team with the unique challenges associated with providing dental treatment to an increasing number of medically compromised patients. Among these challenges is the possibility of encountering an in-office medical emergency. When a medical emergency strikes, it is vital that all members of the dental team are prepared to respond effectively. This course will discuss the most common medical emergencies encountered in the dental office, the equipment every dental office should have, and the systematic team approach to managing an in-office emergency.

This course is appropriate for ALL members of the dental office.


Course Objectives:


  • Recognize the most common medical emergencies that occur in the dental office;
  • Identify patients at risk for medical emergencies;
  • Identify equipment utilized for medical emergencies in the dental office;
  • Understand how to systematically manage in-office medical emergencies utilizing all members of the dental team; and
  • Review pertinent Kentucky statutes.


Course Instructor

 George Kushner, DMD, MD, FACS, FACD, Professor, Dept. of Surgical & Hospital Dentistry; Director, Advanced Education Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Louisville; Chief, Pediatric Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Kosair Children's Hospital.


Dr. Kushner is a native of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University and Temple University School of Dentistry. Following his completion of his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Louisville in 1988, he did a fellowship at the Oral Surgery Institute in Knoxville, TN in TMD under Jeffery Carter D.M.D., M.D. After his fellowship he enrolled and graduated from medical school at the University of Alabama. He completed his general surgery core year at Providence Hospital.


Dr. Kushner came back to Louisville in 1993, becoming the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program Director in 1994. He achieved the rank of full professor in 2007. He is a Diplomat, Fellow, or member of AAOMS, ADEA, SSOMS, and the American College of Surgeons, holding leadership positions in most of these organizations.


Dr. Kushner lectures worldwide and is well published on a variety of topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Trustee of the AO Foundation, an international organization committed to excellence in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Kushner has become the "go to" surgeon in this area of the country for complex injuries, deformities, and complications.


All University of Louisville School of Dentistry faculty are licensed practitioners in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


Continuing Education

Lecture: CEU(s) - 3

Educational Method: Live Interactive Presentation


Event code: 12-4-2021-B

Course Fees

American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA only.

Check or Money Order acceptable for walk-in registration only.

Dentist: $195
Cost after Tuesday, November 30, 2021: $245

Hygienist/Auxiliary/Office Staff: $145
Cost after Tuesday, November 30, 2021: $195


UofL discount for Faculty, Staff & Residents: Discount is included in the registration form. If needed, contact the CE office for further information (5077).


Cancellation Policy:
We reserve the right to cancel, modify course date, revise course content, and revise program faculty and activities. Registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded.

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy. This is a 'non-limited' attendance course.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A 30% processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.


University of Louisville School of Dentistry
501 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202


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The University of Louisville School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The University of Louisville School of Dentistry designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.