General Anaesthetic for patients requiring SCD in North America

Dr. Caputo is a Diplomat of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Caputo is Past President of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and he serves as an Assistant Program Director in Arizona for Lutheran Medical Center’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency and is Faculty with the Dental Anesthesia and Pediatric Dentistry Residency programs. Dr. Caputo is
a journal reviewer for Special Care in Dentistry and teaches at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He is a sedation and anesthesia evaluator for the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners and serves on the Anesthesia Committee for the
Board as well as being an Anesthesia expert for the Board.

In this presentation which was given as a keynote at the IADH 2014 Congress in Berlin he outlines the principles of  GA for patients requiring special care dentistry including airway assessment and patient selection.

 

GA and sedation for special care dentistry in Asia – what’s the picture

This interesting presentation was given in Berlin at the 2014 Congress and details the organisational and legal aspects of GA and sedation for patients requiring special care dentistry in Asia including Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and South Korea.

Professor Shun-Te Huang is a professor of Special Care Dentistry and faculty of Oral
Hygiene at the College of Dental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University,
Taiwan, and president of the Taiwan Association for Disabilities and Oral Health and
a former board member of the International Association for Disability and Oral Health
(IADH). Dr. Huang is trained and  certified as a specialist in anesthesiology, pediatric dentistry and special care
dentistry and is a distinguished academic and has focused his research in the field of epidemiology of oral health and risk
factors of normal and developmentally delayed children, health and long-term care
needs for the elderly. Oral health and general health, impact of SECC to the general
health of children, dental fear and anesthesiology issues.

 

A Manual de Higiene oral para personas con discapacidad

Este Manual ha sido elaborado en la Unidad de Pacientes Especiales que dirige el profesor Pedro Diz en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (España). No es un libro de carácter técnico, se trata de una obra orientada hacia los pacientes, sus familias y cuidadores. El manual se compone de cuatro grandes secciones. En la primera se incluyen una serie de definiciones y datos epidemiológicos sobre la discapacidad en España. La segunda parte muestra los principales problemas odontológicos que afectan a la población discapacitada y los elementos para diseñar un programa de higiene oral. En el tercer bloque se presentan de forma esquemática las discapacidades más frecuentes en el gabinete odontológico, sus hallazgos orales más frecuentes y las medidas de higiene oral que suelen ser más recomendables. El capítulo final del libro aporta información práctica para diseñar un plan de higiene oral. Esperamos que este manual os resulte de utilidad.