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Dental Teams Given Opportunity to Train in Patient Safety


July 10, 2017
by California Dental Association

It demonstrates airway and breathing complications, comes with a host of cardiac and circulation features, offers IV and intraosseous access, can respond to medical interventions — from nasotracheal intubation to surgical cricothyrotomy — and it talks back and is completely wireless. It’s the SimMan — and this August at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco, the dentist and entire dental team will have an opportunity to train with the high-fidelity simulation mannequin.

“CDA and dentistry’s focus is on patient safety through doctor and staff training and coordination,” said David Rothman, DDS, member of the CDA Presents Board of Managers. “To improve safety means improving the response of the dental team to potentially life-threatening events by training all members of the team to recognize and treat emergencies. Two new workshops at CDA Presents will provide this hands-on training for both the dentist and staff members.”

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