Tony Skapetis

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BACKGROUND Clinicians providing primary emergency medical care often receive little training in the management of dental emergencies. A multimodal educational intervention was designed to address this lack of training. Sustained competency in managing dental emergencies and thus the confidence to provide this care well after an educational intervention is(More)
BACKGROUND Management of dental emergencies is a clinical problem facing many primary care providers who have often received little training in this area. AIM This study evaluated the impact of a four-hour interactive workshop on clinicians' self reported proficiency in managing common dental emergencies. METHOD A descriptive study design using a(More)
INTRODUCTION Dental emergencies often present to primary care providers in general practice and Emergency Departments (ED), who may be unable to manage them effectively due to limited knowledge, skills and available resources. This may impact negatively on patient outcomes. Provision of a short educational workshop intervention in the management of such(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS There are numerous treatment options following traumatic dental injury (TDI). Systematic reviews of different treatments are challenging owing to the diversity of outcomes reported between clinical studies. This issue could be addressed through the development and implementation of a agreed and standardized collection of outcomes known as a(More)
Dental emergencies commonly present to EDs and primary care consultations. The medical practitioner is often ill-prepared in the primary management of dental emergencies because of a lack of education in this field of practice. A published work review covering the nature, incidence, education and training surrounding this topic is presented together with(More)
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