WEBINAR: Medical Emergencies Review for the Dental Professional


October 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Registration Closes Tuesday, October 20th at 8AM! 

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This course Fulfills the Medical Emergencies Licensing Requirement.


Robin Matloff, RDH, BSDH, JD, Professor Emeritus

Robin graduated from Westbrook College (currently University of New England) in Portland, Maine with her AS degree in Dental Hygiene and University of Rhode Island with her BS in Dental Hygiene, with a Specialty in Health Education. She was EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary) trained at University of Pennsylvania Dental School. She also graduated from University of New England School of  Law with a JD (Juris Doctor) of  Law degree.

Robin’s career spans over forty years of clinical and teaching experience. She has been a full-time faculty member and taught both didactic and clinical courses at Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in Boston MA, as well as Quinsigamond Community College, in Worcester, MA.

Robin began teaching at Mount Ida College in Newton MA in 1999, where she served as Program Director from 2003-2007.   Robin was First-Year Clinic Coordinator at Mount Ida College. She taught Pre-Clinic and Clinic 1. She coordinated and taught Medical Emergencies Lecture and Lab, as well as Dental Ethics and Practice Management. She was a clinical instructor in the Pain Management/Local Anesthesia Lab. She also presented training courses for graduate Dental Hygienists at Mount Ida College, in Local Anesthesia, from August of 2005, the year that it became a delegable duty for Dental Hygienists in the state of Massachusetts, until 2017.

She was granted Tenure at Mount Ida College in May of 2005, and was promoted to full professor in 2013.   Robin retired from her position at Mount Ida College in 2018, the same year the Dental Hygiene Program was transferred to Regis College in Massachusetts.

Robin has lectured for the Massachusetts Dental Society on various topics. She has also presented numerous lectures at the Yankee Dental Congress over the years, which is the fifth largest Dental Convention, held yearly in Boston, Massachusetts.

She also has presented courses, for over 10 years, as faculty for DH Methods of Education, who provide continuing education courses at "summer camp" for dental hygiene educators and private practitioners.

She has also taught numerous continuing education courses to diverse audiences over the years.

Robin served as a contributor to and a reviewer of various Dental Hygiene text books over the years.

She also became a CODA examiner (Commission on Dental Accreditation) from 2004 - 2012.

Course Description:

Since the dental office is one of the locations where people may exhibit anxiety, medical emergencies may transpire.  This course reviews how to best prevent and to prepare for medical emergencies that may occur.  Emergencies reviewed will include unconsciousness, respiratory distress, diabetes related, epileptic, CVA and cardiac.  Emergency cart and oxygen delivery will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify common causes for unconsciousness.
  2. Describe the steps in management of the unconscious patient.
  3. List potential causes of respiratory difficulty.
  4. Identify and describe the basic steps common to the management of most causes of respiratory difficulty.
  5. Identify the acute complications to which a diabetic patient is subject.
  6. In a clinical setting, discuss the events that may trigger a seizure and how to ask pertinent medical questions.
  7. Recognize and discuss the manifestations common to a patient experiencing a CVA.
  8. Discuss the steps in the management of the a patient experiencing a diabetic, seizure and CVA medical emergency.
  9. Name the factors in the general management of the patient with cardiovascular disease in the dental office.
  10. List the steps involved in the management of a patient experiencing a cardiac medical emergency.
  11. Identify the location of the emergency equipment in your dental office, and discuss aspects of maintenance.
  12. Discuss the various uses of oxygen delivery systems


6:00PM - Course Begins

8:00PM - Course Concludes

Continuing Education Units:

2.0 Clinical CEUs *This course fulfills the medical emergencies licensing requirement*


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Refund Deadline Is October 13, 2020

Payment Options

Credit cards and checks accepted. Checks must be received in the NHDHA office by October 13, 2020. 

Refund Policy

Cancellations received by 10/13/20 will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds accepted on or after 10/14/20. If there is an emergency or illness after this deadline, the NHDHA would be happy to credit your payment toward another event on a case-by-case basis.


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