Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2011, vol. 17, book 2
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Page: 132 - 133
Online date: September 20, 2011
J of IMAB 2011; 17(2):132-133
THE ASSESS OF DENTAL STUDENTS` KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN MANAGEMENT OF MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN DENTAL OFFICE
Department of Allergology, Physiotherapy and Clinical radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Medical emergencies can occur in the dental office. The dental practitioner must be able to react immediately and adequately.
The aim of the study was to investigate the knowledge and skills of dental students to react in medical emergency.
Material and methods: A total of 136 dental students were inquired about the clinical symptoms and management in emergency situations.
Results: With regard to theoretical preparation in emergency situations 72.8% of the students assess the dental education as excellent, 11.8% of the students assess their knowledge as satisfactory and 15.4% of the dental students find difficulties to differentiate the emergency situations. No one of the students is feeling able to manage in those situations.
Conclusions: An urgent regulation to update the dental education programs is necessary.
Key words: dental education, medical emergencies, dental ability.
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Please cite this article as: Stoeva I. The assess of dental students` knowledge and skills in management of medical emergencies in dental office. J of IMAB 2011; 17(2):132-133. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2011172.132
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