I think my patient needs sedation”…
A visit to the dentist is not necessarily something that some patients really look forward to. In fact, while most patients have no trouble sitting in the dental chair there is a subset of individuals who are very anxious about seeing the dentist. This lecture will cover what you can offer to your patients who may have difficulty accessing dental care due to their medical conditions or anxiety. It will cover some of the commonly used medications for minimal sedation, including the pharmacology and safe administration of these medications. There will also be a discussion concerning the role of local anesthesia, patient selection, and current law pertaining to the provision of sedation.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Quinn is a full-time faculty member of the UCLA School of Dentistry and provides in-office anesthesia services as part of her faculty responsibilities. She received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1987 and obtained her MS and training in dental anesthesiology in 1989 from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Quinn is currently a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Coordinator of Anesthesia and Pain Control, and former Director of the Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program. She is actively involved with both didactic and clinical teaching at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Quinn is an in-office examiner for the State of California for general anesthesia. She is a Past President of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, serves on the Board of Directors for the California Dental Society of Anesthesiology and is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Quinn is a Diplomat of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Besides being actively involved in research on pain and anxiety control, Dr. Quinn has been providing hospital and office-based anesthesia services for dental patients since 1989.
Location: The Olympic Collection
11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Date/Time: Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.