Update for 2019/2020: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: New Algorithms and Routes of Administration for Emergency Drugs, How to Save a Life (Including Your Own)

New Course


  • INCLUDED in your registration fee, all attendees will be given multiple non-invasive products that can easily be used for a simple, in office, Medical Assessment, prior to treatment. These include: a Pulse Oximeter, Glucometer, Nebulizer, Albuterol packet, 3cc syringe, and an Atomizer. We will demonstrate how to use the products throughout the course.
  • Color Coded cards with easy to follow algorithms for different medical emergency scenarios
  • Dr. Pompa will give out prizes to people who answer some questions correctly

Course Description

A crisis situation can — and likely will — occur at some time in your practice. Many potential medical emergencies can be prevented. Gain a comprehensive command of the essential knowledge and skills needed to handle a life threatening medical crisis.

There are more medically compromised patients coming to our offices than ever before. Acquire “up to the minute” actions for dealing with a medical emergency while challenging preconceived or outdated ideas.

Daniel Pompa, DDS — Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, ADA Consultant and Seminar Series Speaker — discusses the prevention, preparation, recognition and management of medical emergencies. Delivered in an interactive, high energy, multimedia presentation frequently described by attendees as “highly informative,” “engaging,” and “exceptional.” A step-by-step medical approach using basic physical diagnostic methods is reviewed, giving the attendee a clear understanding of these medical findings. We will explore the “Conversational History” and how it will uncover medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form. Additionally, the participant will learn simple, non-invasive critical tests that can reduce overall risks. We clearly delineate indications for emergency drug use and proper dosages, as well as demonstrate how to assemble and maintain an ideal emergency drug kit. The newest techniques for drug administration will be shown for participants to hone their skills utilizing simulation models and real drugs.

Course Objectives

After attending this presentation, the participant will leave with considerable medical knowledge along with a simple approach that can provide life saving skills. Participants will bridge the gap between the didactic knowledge presented and the ability to manage an actual crisis. We will accomplish this by describing real emergency scenarios, and then review the recognition and management protocols for each emergency. This will be done in an open group format as case presentation discussions.

Emergencies to be covered in the following order:

  • Syncope
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Hypoglycemia and Insulin Shock
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperventilation
  • Asthmatic Attack
  • Mild Allergic Reactions
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Angina
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Cardiac Arrest


Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

  • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”

Dr. Daniel PompaFellow: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

-Seminar Series Speaker / On-line Author / Consultant for the:

American Dental Association

-Visiting faculty at New York University College of Dentistry for the:

Linhart Department of Continuing Dental Education

Published in “JADA”*, “Dentistry Today”* and

“The Journal of New York State AGD,  Winter 2014 Edition”*:

“Update in Basic Physical Diagnosis”

Inventor: U.S. Patent: 5,320,529*

*All articles and patent available on the website: www.APS4DDS.com   


“It was quite possibly the best seminar attended!”

– Dr Bernanrd Frantz (Pennsylvania)

“Amazing presenter!”

Dr. O. Mayoral (Coral Gables, FL May 2019)

“Covered very useful information”

K. Tremols (Coral Gables, FL May 2019)

“Enjoying your lecture and style. One of the most engaging I’ve sat in on in my 40+ years.”

Brad Stevens

“An outstanding lecture that is brilliantly presented.”

M. Rothberg, DDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Long Island, N.Y.)

“I attended your continuing education seminar yesterday in Scranton. I wanted to take the time to thank you for what was one of the best classes I have attended in my 24 years as a clinical dental hygienist. You made the subject of medical emergencies up to date and relevant and as informative as it was entertaining!

Joanne Rivenburgh, RDH

“Your presentation was the best of many medical emergencies that I have attended in my over 45 years in the dental profession.”

Robert N. Smyth, DDS, MS, MPA (Endodontist, Washington, DC)

Continuing Education Units

7 CEUs. Lecture.
AGD# 142

Who should attend

General Dentists, Specialists, Hygienists and the Entire Dental Team.  Take advantage of the Team Training Discount ($25 off every registration when two or more register at the same time).  This includes specialists with referring dentists!

Registration  —

  • Dentist Fee: $369 (Early Bird*) / $419 (Regular Fee) (fees include Pulse Oximeter, Glucometer, Nebulizer, Albuterol packet, 3cc syringe, and an Atomizer)
  • Auxiliary Fee: $269 (Early Bird*) / $319 (Regular Fee) (fees include a Pulse Oximeter, Glucometer, Nebulizer, Albuterol packet, 3cc syringe, and an Atomizer
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (registration begins at 7:30am)
  • Networking lunch included
  • Early Bird Discount expires 30 days prior to event

Team Discount available Team Discount Available

Dates Location Course # AGD
October 4, 2019 (Friday) Patterson Dental – Tampa, FL 200223.01 142
May 16, 2020 (Saturday) Gainesville, FL 200223.02 142

***NOTE: New cancellation policy effective January 1, 2019