March 19, 2012
Newswise — The University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry has teamed up with the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for training future dentists to respond efficiently and effectively to life-threatening medical emergencies in a dental setting. Medical training is a growing trend in dental education in the United States since the early 1990s. To enhance the School of Dentistry’s current course work in prevention and management of medical emergencies, the School has added a partnership with the center known worldwide as simply ‘Shock Trauma.’ “It is a pioneer of trauma care and is dedicated to treating the critically sick and severely injured with groundbreaking research and innovative medical procedures with one goal in mind, to save lives,” says Thomas Grissom, MD, FCCM, associate professor of anesthesiology at the School of Medicine. ‘Sim Man,’ a computerized, life-size human simulation mannequin utilized by Shock Trauma will be part of the dental training, according to Gary Hack, DDS, director of clinical simulation at the School of Dentistry. Read entire article
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