Are You Prepared to Manage an Anaphylactic Emergency?

Food allergies have a large and growing impact on many Americans’ health.  At least 15 million adults and 5 million children suffer food allergies,...
opioid overdose

Opioid Addiction Results in Overdose Emergency at Dental Office

As the epidemic of opioid addiction spreads throughout the United States, dental offices increasingly need to respond to patient overdose.  As this example shows,...

Battling an Epidemic on the Front Lines of America’s Opioid Crisis

On March 16, a Centerville, Ohio pilot and his wife were found dead by their four young children. They apparently had overdosed on fentanyl,...
HealthFirst Case Studies

Case Study: Saving a Life with an Emergency Medical Kit

The following example of using an emergency medical kit was reported to HealthFirst by Malbis Parkway Pediatric Dentistry in Spanish Fort, AL. HealthFirst appreciates the...
Dr. Stanley Malamed epinephrine auto-injector EpiPen dental practice

Stanley Malamed: epinephrine auto-injectors a dental necessity

ADA News has published a letter by Dr. Stanley Malamed confirming that dental practices must have epinephrine auto-injectors to be prepared for anaphylactic emergencies....
Accidental deaths in dental practices

Preventing accidental deaths in dental practices

Accidental deaths among children in dental practices are painful for everyone involved. Recent tragedies have led the Dental Board of California (DBC) to consider...
Stanley Malamed talks about importance of epinephrine auto-injectors

Dr. Malamed: The Importance of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Below is a video of Dr. Malamed explaining the importance of epinephrine auto-injectors in the dental setting. Summary Epinephrine comes in an ampule or in...
EpiPen auto injector costs

EpiPen Costs Are High, What Can I Do?

Both consumers and healthcare providers have been unpleasantly surprised by the recent increasing prices of EpiPen auto-injectors. News sources* cite price rises of 32%...

7 Factors for Choosing The Best AED

What to consider when buying an AED You're buying an AED. This much you know because you know it is critical to save a life....
How to avoid board action in dentistry

Avoid Board Action

How to Avoid Board Action Dentistry is an increasingly regulated field. The need to protect the patient, the practitioner and the staff is becoming more...