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The Asthmatic Patient and Office-based Anesthesia - 205

Presenter: Robert C. Bosack, DDS
  • DDS, Loyola University,1979
  • OMFS Residency, Cook County Hospital, 1982   
  • Board Certification: ABOMS, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • Private Practice: 27 years
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
  • Disclosure:  Dr. Bosack reports no conflicts of interest

Course Description

Asthmatic patients frequently request sedation / anesthesia in the dental office. This presentation will review the pathophysiology of the disease and offer several suggestions on pre-anesthetic screening and preparation as well as peri-anesthetic management.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the consequences of decreased airway diameter as it relates to ventilation and diffusion
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of bronchospasm and its treatment
  • Recognize patients who may be at risk for bronchospasm

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