Saturday Session, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.Program Track: Periodontal-Systemic RelationshipsModerator: Robert L. MerinSpeaker: Kenneth L. ReedSpace is limited; attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Medical emergencies, possibly life-threatening, can and do occur in the periodontal office. The periodontist must be well prepared to prevent, recognize, and treat a wide variety of potential medical emergencies. Of course, prevention of these medical emergencies is of paramount importance. Since prevention isn’t always possible, there will be a significant discussion devoted to the recognition and treatment of medical emergencies in the periodontal office. Prevention, prompt recognition, and efficient management of medical emergencies by a well-prepared dental team can increase the likelihood ofa satisfactory outcome. The basic algorithm for managing all medical emergencies is consistent; that is, one algorithm fits all cases and all cases are worked through in the same organizational method each and every time. This adds consistency and predictability to a response to a medical emergency.Educational Objectives:• Discuss the “universal algorithm” for the treatment of medical emergencies.• List the seven drugs that must be in all medical emergency kits.• Discuss options for additional agents based on the type of sedation done in the office.