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This course will provide participants with a review of basic physiology, emergency preparedness, and equipment/supplies necessary to manage medical emergencies in the dental office. 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to effectively manage medical emergencies such as syncope, angina, myocardial infarction, aspiration, airway obstruction, anaphylaxis, acute asthma and bronchospasm, diabetic emergencies, seizures, cerebrovascular accidents (strokes) and bleeding issues.

This course consists of a series of 12 lectures delivered by oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMFS) Dr. James Brady and Dr. Jean-Charles Doucet.

Following each lecture, participants will be required to pass a quiz before progressing to the subsequent lecture.

Upon successful completion of this course:

  • participants will be awarded 8 credit hours.
  • participants will be able to download a certificate of completion which will be accessible for 30 days from the date of course enrolment. Participants are responsible to retain a copy of this certificate for MCDE verification.  The PDBNS will be unable to provide duplicate certificates beyond 30 days following course enrolment.
  • participants will be sent links to the video lectures which they will be able to access for future reference.

Your course instructors

Dr. James Brady

Dr. James Brady

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Originally from PEI, James grew up on a small apple farm before heading to Acadia for his undergraduate BSc then on to Halifax where he completed his DDS at Dalhousie in 2007. At the University of Western Ontario he took the GPR program before returning to Dalhousie for the six year MD MSc in OMFS, graduating in 2014. With his wife and three small children he then traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to complete advanced training in trauma, and cleft lip and plate surgery. He presented on scar revision therapy at the Scottish Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Annual meeting in 2014 taking home the prize for best presentation.

After his fellowship James returned to join University OMF Surgery Associates and has been fully engaged in a wide scope of practice including Dentoalveolar, Trauma, Orthognathic, Pathology, and TMJ surgery. James is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentist, he is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Halifax County Dental Society, and is registered with the General Medial Council in the UK.He also has several teaching commitments at Dalhousie Dental School where he is part-time faculty in the OMFS department.

Dr. Jean-Charles Doucet

Dr. Jean-Charles Doucet

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, DMD, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Jean-Charles is an Assistant Professor of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Science at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He completed his dentistry degree (DMD) at the University of Montreal in 2004, followed by a general practice residency at the Notre-Dame Hospital and University of Montreal in 2005. He obtained both his medical degree and masters of Science, and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Dalhousie University in 2011. He then concluded his subspecialty training with a Cleft and Craniofacial Fellowship at the University of Montpellier, France in 2012.

Dr. Doucet joined the QE II Health Sciences Centre and IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Canada in July 2012 as an attending oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His principal clinical interests include the primary and secondary repair of cleft lip and palate, the surgical management of cleft related speech problems, and the correction of other craniofacial deformities. Dr. Doucet is a member of the Americleft research group, Section Editor for the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal, and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. His research interests focus on the primary repair of the cleft lip nasal deformity, early alveolar bone grafting, and cleft distraction osteogenesis.