Bob Myall, BDS, MD

 Bob Myall, BDS, MD

Bob Myall, BDS, MD

 
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Recommended for: Dentists
ODA Course
Note: This presentation is part of the course "OSOMS Symposium: Part 1"

 

 

 

 

Assessing, Managing and Sedating Children (presented with Robert Steelman, DMD, MD)

Children that present to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon are likely to require more of the surgeon's time and management skills than routine adult patients and is age dependent . There are anatomical ,physiological , and psychological differences that must be considered in order to avoid morbidity and mortality during procedural sedation. Pharmacological agents and pharmacokinetics are affected by both  age and require considerable vigilance and monitoring physiological parameters is required.

At the conclusion of course, attendees will have gained an understanding of the following:

  • Recognize the differences in the anatomy and physiology in children as compared to adults
  • Pediatric physical and psychological development
  • How to assess a child's risk
  • Understand the various approaches to monitoring the pediatric patient
  • Various pharmacological agents used for pediatric  sedation
  • Recognize and manage potential cardiorespiratory emergencies
  • The main causes of pediatric mortality and morbidity during or following  sedation

 

Dr. Myall is a Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with more than 30 years experience. He trained in England, Canada and the United States and has been a faculty member at four North American Universities. He has been a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University since 2001; the first five years as Chairman of the Department. He also has had advanced education in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology.