Continuing education for dental health providers is an important element in the maintenance and advancement of skills for the delivery of safe and high-quality care for their patients. On Friday, April 28, many of the surgeons and surgical staff of Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery attended the 27th Annual Edward C. Hinds Symposium which is hosted by the Houston Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.
Each staff member attended the pre-symposium program which focused on anesthesia and safety. In this course, office-based anesthesia emergencies were reenacted using hi-fidelity simulation enabling our staff to experience real-time management of these critical situations. Open discussion followed and included how to detect, manage and treat complications and emergencies related to anesthesia.
It is our goal at Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to provide compassionate care in the safest surgical environment. By participating in interactive and valuable continuing-education courses such as this, patients can feel confident that our staff is prepared and equipped to provide quality and safe care, even in emergency situations should they arise.