2013 FDSA Continuing Education Conference
Dr. Dan Becker
The meeting will be held at the Hilton at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida.
FDSA is pleased to announce that, for the first time, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology has joined the FDSA program at our Annual CE Conference. On Saturday, March 23, 2013, Dr. Dan Becker, a nationally recognized expert and one of our most popular speakers, returns to present an exciting anesthesia program, pertinent for doctors and staff.
FRIDAY PROGRAM: Human Anesthesia Emergency Simulation Course Registration is Closed
FDSA Annual CE Conference – SATURDAY
Breakfast & Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Conference: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“NEVER TREAT A STRANGER”
Dr. Dan Becker
PART I: Medical Evaluation and Management of the Anesthesia Patient:
Is Your Patient Ready for Anesthesia?
PART II: Pharmacology Update for Anesthesia:
What About Those New Drugs Your Patients Are On?
The dental provider must always be familiar with a patient’s medical status when providing care. This seminar will address the more common medical conditions with emphasis on basic pathophysiological principles that provide a foundation for thorough preoperative assessment. Particular attention is given to the most commonly prescribed medications including their perioperative management and potential interactions with medications used in dental and oral surgery practice. Recognition and management of acute medical complications will also be addressed along with an analysis of conventional therapeutic algorithms.
Dr. Becker will cover:
- Basic principles of preoperative assessment and medical consultation.
- Essential pathophysiological features of common disease states.
- Management of medications and potential drug interactions
- Special considerations for geriatric and obstetrical patients.
- Management of cardiovascular and pulmonary complications.
Objectives of the Course:
At the conclusion of the seminar, the participant should be able to:
- Describe basic principles of preoperative assessment, including protocols for medical consultation.
- Explain basic pathophysiological features of common disease states.
- Explain the rationale for medically prescribed drug classes and identify potential impacts they may have on patient management, including potential drug interactions.
- Identify age-related changes and anesthetic considerations regarding geriatric patients.
- Describe anesthetic considerations for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Describe the appropriate management of cardiovascular and pulmonary complications.
Dr Becker received a BS in Zoology at Ohio University in 1968 and his DDS from Ohio State University in 1972. He is currently Associate Director of Education for the General Practice Dental Residency at Miami Valley Hospital, in Dayton. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Becker provides IV sedation services for dental practices throughout the Dayton-Cincinnati area.
Dr. Becker has published numerous articles in scientific journals, authored chapters in several textbooks and is Co-editor of Management of Pain & Anxiety in the Dental Office. W.B. Saunders / Elsevier Science Pub, St. Louis, 2002. He lectures extensively for organizations, colleges and universities on topics related to pharmacology, sedation and anesthesia, medical assessment and medical emergencies. Dr. Becker is noted for his pragmatism and his ability to convert otherwise “dry” material into formats that are both entertaining and informative.
This course will provide doctors with 6 CE credits. The program will fulfill the Board of Dentistry’s 4 hour biennium requirement for sedation and anesthesia permits, including the anesthesia emergency component. FDSA courses are also approved for AGD CE credit.