Clinicians focus on health and safety for our patients. The editorial highlights the importance of cultural competence in dentistry to mitigate the risk of medical emergencies. Reflecting on a recent CE program, Dr. Smiley underscores the need for proactive emergency preparedness, emphasizing detailed protocols and hands-on training. The article advocates for thorough patient screening, incorporating three questions presented by Dr. Mitchel Gardiner in an article in this month’s issue, addressing patient-specific health considerations and consulting with healthcare providers. The editorial concludes by stressing the significance of risk reduction through comprehensive assessments, team training, and preparedness.
Smiley, Christopher J. DDS
"Lower the Risk for Medical Emergencies,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 104:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol104/iss4/4
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