Expert Guidelines for Dental Emergency Medical Kits

“What should I have in my emergency medical kit?” seems to be a common question among dentists and dental professionals. In fact, there is...

What To Consider If You’re Buying an AED

As a dental staff member, patients trust you with their lives. In event of a cardiac arrest, CPR can only take you so far. The...
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ADA and HealthFirst Address Dentistry’s Role in the Opioid Epidemic

The American Dental Association (ADA) has issued a groundbreaking new policy on opioids, recognizing the need for dentistry to make positive changes that can...
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5 Steps to Respond to an Anaphylactic Medical Emergency

While allergy-related medical emergencies are rare at the dentist’s office, they do occur.  Well-trained and well-equipped dental staff can be a life saver. During...

General Dentistry Guide to Medical Emergency Preparation [INFOGRAPHIC]

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How to Administer Epinephrine from an Ampule or Vial

Best practice for treating anaphylaxis is to administer epinephrine via an epinephrine auto-injector, according to HealthFirst Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Stanley Malamed and...
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HealthFirst Offers ANSI 2015-Compliant First Aid Kit

When dental patients or staff have accidents or get cuts and scrapes, they expect a fully stocked first aid kit to be readily accessible....
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Why It’s Important to Track Emergency Medication Shelf Life

In a dental practice medical emergency, having the right medications on hand is critical to providing an effective response. Busy practices may find it...
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams

Surgeon General Advisory Urges Equipping More Americans With Naloxone

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams today recommended that more Americans should be equipped with NARCAN (naloxone) to save victims of opioid overdoses. “Research...
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4 Reasons Your Dental Office Needs Medical Emergency Training

Because they are uncommon, medical emergencies in dental offices can be quite alarming for a dental staff. While a study by Dr. Stanley Malamed1 showed...