// Emergency Dentistry In An Austere Environment
We have been planning to bring a remote area dentistry element to our course offering - as a stand alone course - for over 12 months, but our calendar and that of our instructor, have not allowed this to happen to date. Given the scale of events surrounding COVID19, widespread embracing of webinar delivery has made this possible.
We are delighted to announce the launch of this webinar:
Emergency Dentistry In An Austere Environment Webinar
Expedition Doctors . Wilderness Medics , Nurses , Paramedics, Military Medics
Dental Pain accounts for more than 16 % of all Medivacs. This totally pictorial webinar comes as close as possible to our hands on workshop deals with preventing , diagnosing and managing dental issues in an austere environment.
Why is it important?:
Dental pain can be very debilitating. Preventing it would be the best solution. But what can you do on an expedition when you are faced with it. You would be totally outside your comfort zone . Treatment when properly done could give you a simple rapid solution.
What will delegates get out of it? How might it influence their practice?
This workshop has been running for the last 13 years. We have constantly adapted and fine tuned it based on questions, experiences, situations that medics have faced . We have excelled at this workshop by consistently keeping it hands on, simplified , step by step training .
Now we have adapted this to a Webinar.
The webinar addresses content relating to how to administer Local Anesthesia in the mouth, do a dental filling, place a dental splint, save a tooth that’s been knocked out, do a simple extraction and finally incise and drain a dental abscess.
Free post course resources will be provided.
The course lead is currently an NHS dentist in England. He is a faculty member of RCPS Glasgow , University of Exeter, Dental training for NATO SOTC as well as overseas academic organisations.
He is the resident expedition dentist for AdventureMedic, founder of Wilderness Expedition Dentistry and past consultant dentist for the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit.
He has many years’ experience in Expedition/ Wilderness and Remote Access Dentistry, having first become interested in this specialism while running dental camps in remote parts of India (where he did his Masters in Oral Surgery), and later when working in the Sultanate of Oman.
Burjor deepened and broadened his expedition medical experience through spending four seasons in the Antarctic; working as a VSO dentist in Malawi, and working with Mobile Surgical Services in New Zealand.
The contributing author and editor for the dental chapter in the new Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, Burjor has written numerous articles about his specialism, which have been published in AdventureMedic and in the dental section of competency guides for remote health care practitioners and expedition medicine. He has also lectured extensively on his subject, and provides phone and email support for event medics.
His main passion these days is to train medics in the dark art of Expedition Dentistry, through running intensive yet interesting hands-on workshops.
07/07/21 - New face to face dates are being finalised for October 2021. Watch this space!