MAX Facts 2016- Emergency Skills for Dentists
The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MCODS, Mangalore conducted a Continuing Professional Development program MAX Facts 2016- Emergency Skills for Dentists, on September 8th 2016. This program was also conducted as part of Smile Project of Manipal Academy of Higher Education which aims to train dentists on Basic Emergency and Surgical Skills.
September 27, 2016
Dr. Anand Venugopal, Medical Superintendent and Unit Chief at KMC Hospitals, Mangalore was the Chief Guest of the inauguration. The Guests of Honour were Dr. Dilip Nayak, Dean, MCODS, Mangalore & Dr. M Venkatraya Prabhu, Dean, KMC, Mangalore. Dr. Premalatha Shetty, Professor & Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MCODS, Mangalore welcomed the gathering and stressed on the importance of preparation and training to handle medical emergency during dental treatment.
The guest speakers included Dr. John T Ramapuram, Professor & Unit Chief, Dept. of General Medicine, KMC Mangalore who presented ‘Standard Precautions & Needle Stick Injuries’; Dr. Jeedhu Radhakrishnan, Consultant , Emergency Medicine, University Medical Centre, KMC Hospital, Mangalore -‘Medical Emergencies in Dental Clinics’; Dr. Madhusudhan Upadya, Professor & Unit Chief, Dept. of Anesthesiology, KMC, Mangalore - ‘Do’s & Don’ts of Parental Injection Techniques’ .
The talks were followed by 2 days of hands-on workshop on Basic Life Support and Parenteral Injection techniques. Further it is planned to conduct similar hands-on workshop for private dental practitioners of undivided Dakshina Kannada district, shortly.