Survey of emergency preparedness of pediatric dentists from the Southeastern United States.

Abstract

The fact that 91 percent of respondents to this survey said they could benefit from more emergency training indicates an awareness on the part of clinicians of the importance of emergency preparedness. The average number of hours of continuing education courses in emergency management over the last ten years of the responding dentists was less than six hours. This, coupled with the fact that one third of the responding dentists were not comfortable with their staff's emergency preparedness, should serve as a wake up call to all practicing pediatric dentists, to our institutions who train these dentists, and to the Associations who regulate and govern the practice of dentistry. More continuing education courses on this topic would be very timely and helpful to these respondents.

Cite this paper

@article{Lackey2000SurveyOE, title={Survey of emergency preparedness of pediatric dentists from the Southeastern United States.}, author={Troy Lackey and Harry Hutchins and Troy Hutchins}, journal={ASDC journal of dentistry for children}, year={2000}, volume={67 1}, pages={47-9} }