Course Credit: 1 hour
The purpose of the SmilER series on dental trauma and infection management is to teach fundamental principles, pearls, and pitfalls in the care for dental patients in the emergency department. As many as 1.5% of ED visits are dental-related¹ and many emergency physicians have expressed the need for more comprehensive training in the oral cavity. This series was created as an introductory guide on the management of patients who report to the ED with dental-related conditions. The first module teaches the oral examination and demonstrates how to provide anesthesia in the oral cavity.
- Review basic anatomy of the oral cavity.
- Understand how to perform a basic oral examination.
- Learn to perform basic regional anesthesia to each region of the oral cavity.
Read the 5 sections of SmilER 101 on the ALiEM site and return to test your knowledge with the 3-question quiz.