Emergency Medicine: Section 7 Drug Related Medical Emergencies – Overdose


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Speaker:  Stanley F. Malamed, DDS

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Credit Hours:  1.75

Subject Code: 142 – Medical Emergency

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Course Abstract

The administration and prescription of drugs is essential in the contemporary practice of dentistry. Antibiotics, Analgesics, Local Anesthetics, and Sedatives are the most common drug categories used in dentistry. Adverse drug reactions can always occur when drugs are administered. Allergy, overdose and idiosyncrasy are the three systemic adverse drug reactions. They are defined and contrasted, followed by an in-depth discussion of overdose of local anesthetics and sedatives.

 Course Description:   Systemic adverse drug reactions (ADRs) may occur any time a drug is administered to a patient. This program describes allergy, overdose and idiosyncrasy, and goes on to discuss the problem of local anesthetic overdose and overdose of sedative drugs, their prevention, recognition and management.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Name the three categories of adverse drug reaction
  2. Differentiate between allergy and overdose
  3. Name the target organs for local anesthetics and sedative agents
  4. List the etiologies of local anesthetic overdose
  5. Describe the signs & symptoms of local anesthetic overdose
  6. Describe management of local anesthetic overdose
  7. Describe the signs & symptoms of local anesthetic overdose
  8. Describe management of local anesthetic overdose


Doctor Malamed, a dentist anesthesiologist, graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969 and then completed a residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before serving for 2 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry (now the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C), in Los Angeles, retiring from full-time teaching in 2013. Dr. Malamed is an Emeritus Professor of Dentistry Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C.

Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, as well as a recipient of the Heidebrink Award [1996] from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS).

Doctor Malamed has authored more than 160 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia.

In addition, Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks, published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (7th edition 2015); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (6th edition 2012); and Sedation – a guide to patient management (6th edition 2017) and two interactive DVD’s: Emergency Medicine (2nd edition, 2008) and Malamed’s Local Anesthetic Technique DVD (2004) (edition 2 – 2012)

In his spare time, Doctor Malamed is an avid runner, exercise enthusiast, and admits an addiction to the New York Times crossword puzzle, which he has done daily since his freshman year in dental school

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October 23, 2021


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