CME in Emergencies Must for Dentists

Published: 13th April 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Continuous Medical Education (CME) in Medical Emergencies is a must for young dentists as they can help prevent many diseases, said Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Sciences Deputy Registrar Dr Vasanth Shetty.

He was speaking after the inauguration of a CME programme organised by the Institute of Dental Education and Anaesthetics here on Sunday. “Dentists might come across patients with diseases like heart ailments and, at such times, they should use their knowledge to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in emergency situations,” said Dr Shetty. ENT specialist Dr Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy, recalling his experiences, said a patient died of oral cancer as doctors failed to diagnose the condition. “The patient who initially went to clinics for ulcer-like marks on his tongue did not know about the tumour on his tongue. Even doctors at small clinics did not detect it. If dentists are able to identify such cases and refer patients to specialists, several lives can be saved,” said Dr Krishnamoorthy.

Dr Bipin Reddy, Director of Institute of Dental Education and Anaesthetics said 12 dentists who had attended a six-month-long training at the institute were given certificates.


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