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Episode 054: Making Periodontal Treatment Worth the Long Drive
Dentistry for the New Millennium - Kyle Malloy   Read More
Categories: Periodontics
#11 - Padmé Amidala and Pregnancy Gingivitis
Padmé Amidala was a queen, a senator, and a mother. But while she witnessed war rage across the galaxy, she may have experienced a personal battle with pregnancy gingivitis. Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn about this common yet painful oral condition and how it can be managed. ...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Periodontics
CPR-BLS Healthcare Provider: CPR Infant with AED- 1 person
CPR-BLS Healthcare Provider: CPR Infant with AED- 1 person Give High Quality CPR and administer AED immediately: • Place infant on back on a firm, flat surface. • Place two fingers on the sternum just below the nipple line • Deliver first set of 30 compressions. Compress chest at least 1/3 depth of...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
 Foreign Object Blocked Airway Conscious (Adult)
Foreign Object Blocked Airway Conscious (Adult) General Information: • Keep the patient calm • Take patient’s vitals every 5 minutes- after cleared • First ask, “Are you choking? Can you speak?” • Do not perform Heimlich if the person is coughing forcefully and is able to speak • Encourage the...  Read More
Categories: Pediatric, Periodontics
Foreign Object Blocked Airway Conscious (Adult)
Foreign Object Blocked Airway Conscious (Adult) Assess adult patient with the following questions: Are you choking? • Abdominal thrusts with enough force to bring the person to their toes or off the floor • Continue until the object is removed or patient is unconscious • If conscious, treat for...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
National Acne Positivity Day
On September 1st, National Chicken Boy Day honors the birthday of an interesting statue in California. Celebrate his ceremonial birthday and learn more about this unique creation.  National Acne Positivity Day National Burnt Ends Day National Chicken Boy’s Day Put your best face forward....  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
Medical Emergencies: Equipment
Medical Emergencies: Equipment Required: • Emergency Protocol • Patient’s Chart opened to Medical History • BP Monitor (wrist is best and most convenient) • Back Board – Cutting Board (Velcro) 1. Scissors 2. Gorilla Tape x2 for hair removal • Electric Battery Operated Trimmer •...  Read More
Categories: Pediatric, Periodontics
National Days of August 30th
National Beach Day on August 30th celebrates all the sandy beaches across the nation. It also provides an opportunity to help keep those relaxing places clean, so we can continue to enjoy them long into the future.   National Beach Day National Grief Awareness Day National Toasted...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
Medical Emergencies: Stroke
Medical Emergencies: Stroke • Raise patient to a sitting position, slightly back • Identify signs & symptoms Is the Face drooping on one side? Three test for strength:  Feel if they are equal? If one side is stronger, announce that to Time-keeper. Time-keep will write the weaker side....  Read More
Categories: Pediatric, Periodontics
Medical Emergency: Nose Bleeds
Medical Emergency: Nose Bleeds If nose was hit, suspect fracture, Locate the bleeding source • Apply direct pressure over the wound • Place sterile dressing or cleanest cloth available • If possible, use latex gloves, extra dressings or plastic wrap • Do not remove first dressing if blood-soaked...  Read More
Categories: Pediatric, Periodontics
Are you taking your Dog for outing today?
Each summer on the 26th of August, Popsicle lovers across the United States enjoy celebrating National Cherry Popsicle Day.   National Dog Day National Cherry Popsicle Day National Got Checked Day National Web Mistress Day National Women’s Equality Day   Have some fun and try making one good...  Read More
Categories: Pediatric, Periodontics
National Days of August 25th
National Banana Split Day recognizes the sweet ice cream treat served with a banana, whipped cream, and various toppings. Get yours on August 25th!   National Banana Split Day National Kiss and Make up Day National Secondhand Wardrobe Day   Whether you go out for a banana split or make one at home,...  Read More
Categories: Pediatric, Periodontics
Medical Emergency: Drug Overdose
Medical Emergency: Drug Overdose   • If patient having breathing difficult- call 911 immediately • Start the emergency timeline • Look for any signs and symptoms • Place patient in comfortable position • Check the patient’s vitals every 5 minutes • Did patient take any additional drugs? • Does...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
National Days of August 24th
On August 24, we usher in the 7th state to join the Union with National Maryland Day. Maryland’s coastal location brings with it a deeply rooted maritime heritage that includes an ocean battle defending the city of Baltimore at Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. National Maryland Day National...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
Medical Emergency: Diabetic Emergencies
Medical Emergency: Diabetic Emergencies Performance Indicators: • Staff’s actions • Timeline performance • Could have changes during timeline • Time of diabetic emergency • Patient position-Comfort • Initial vitals • Patient’s emotional state • Level of consciousness/mental status •...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
Prior to beginning the assessment portion of the hygiene appointment, it is essential to explain to the patient what you will be doing and why. This allows the patient to be a part of the decision-making process and will aid in treatment acceptance. “I’m measuring the natural space between your...  Read More
What did you do with your first broken tooth?
Wiggle a loose tooth and maybe the tooth fairy will collect it on August 22nd during National Tooth Fairy Day. Since the day is celebrated twice a year, recognize the tooth fairy again on February 28th.  This childhood favorite evolved with a group of healthcare fairies during the mid-1920s. From...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
International Bow Day
On August 19, International Bow Day recognizes the accessory that has been changing fashion for centuries – bows! Adding accessories makes just about any look so much better.   International Bow Day National Aviation Day National Potato Day Whether you’re adding to your style or...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
Medical Emergencies: Heart Attack
Medical Emergencies: Heart Attack • Identify any Sign & Symptoms • Call 911 • Pain level: 1-10 • Oxygen- Non-Re-Breather, LPM=4-6 • Give 2- 81mg Chewable Aspirin as long as: (By chewing aspirin is allows it to activate faster) A. Patient is Not Allergic B. No History of Stroke C....  Read More
Categories: Pediatric, Periodontics
National Fajita Day
National Ice Cream Pie Day is observed annually on August 18th. This is the second ice cream holiday in August and it honors a refreshing frozen dessert that comes in many delicious flavors. First came putting ice cream on pies. The natural next step would be making ice cream into pies. With all...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
Medical Emergency: Anxiety-Panic Attack
Medical Emergency: Anxiety-Panic Attack • Staff’s actions • Timeline performance • Could have changes during timeline • Patients position-comfort • Initial vitals • Patient’s emotional state • Level of consciousness/mental status • Talk to them in a quiet voice Signs and Symptoms: • Shortness...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
Medical Emergency: Anaphylactic
Medical Emergency: Anaphylactic Take blood pressure-Drop in blood pressure is a primary sign, even if no swelling in throat, tongue, etc. Ask Patient if they have an Epi Pen and if they can use it.  if they say yes but they’re too afraid to do it on their own than help them. If they don’t have an...  Read More
Categories: Pediatric, Periodontics
Medical Safety: Angina
Medical Emergency: Angina • Start the emergency timeline • Check the patient’s Vitals Every 5 min and same as Epi. Ask it they have Nitro • Follow the CPR (CABH) protocol-Circulation, Airway, Breathing, and Hemorrhage • Position the patient comfortably (sitting them upright is recommended)   Read More
Categories: Pediatric, Periodontics
Put on you Leather stuff today
Some of the most durable and usable products come from leather. National Leathercraft Day recognizes the dedication and creativity of leather workers. Passionately, their inspiration comes alive through their designs and time-honored traditions. When a leatherworker designs a piece, expect...  Read More
Categories: Periodontics
Tooth Ache !!
First Aid: Dental Injuries-Tooth-ache • Rinse mouth with warm water • Remove trapped food with dental floss • Use cold pack on outside of cheek for swelling • Do not place aspirin on aching tooth or gum tissue • Soak cotton with oil of cloves and place on aching tooth ...  Read More
Categories: Pediatric, Periodontics
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