Lessons Learned


Emergency Lessons Learned

Medical Emergencies Reported from Dental Offices

As your partner in practice readiness, HealthFirst helps dental offices prepare for potentially life-threatening medical emergencies. Every week, HealthFirst employees speak with dental staff members who recently responded to a medical emergency. We want to share their collective experiences with you.

Dr. Malamed’s Case Notes on Medical Emergencies

Explore these real-life case studies with expert observations and guidance from Dentist Anesthesiologist Dr. Stanley Malamed, Emeritus Professor of Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in Los Angeles. Dr. Malamed is a HealthFirst Independent Medical Advisory Board member.


About Dr. Stanley Malamed, DDS

A dentist and dental anesthesiologist, Dr. Malamed is considered the leading expert on medical emergencies in the dental profession.
Doctor with patient suffering allergy attack

Staff Member Reacts Adversely After Eating a Cookie

Pill overdose

Opioid Overdose Happens Outside of Dental Office

Hypoglycemic person with caregiver

Patient Experiences “Very Scary” Low Blood Sugar

Doctor consulting asthma patient

Hygienist Assists Patient During Asthma Attack

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