December is a bleak time of the year in Chicago. However, I love Chicago. At the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Meeting December 12/2/2010 through 12/6/2010 specially trained dentists from across the US were lecturing and learning the newest information about Dental Sedation and Dental Anesthesia (sleep dentistry). Lectures by prominent US and CAnadian leaders in the discipline of Dental Anesthesia reviewed the newest information to further educate the Dental Anesthesia community. Dr. Peltzer interacted and shared ideas with meeting participants and met with colleagues from California to Connecticut to discuss Dental Anesthesia and Dental Sedation.
New medications were discussed. New safe anesthesia information was presented and I learned a lot from this nationally recognized and respected ADSA Society. We had an exciting day enhancing our training with advanced breathing practice on $60, 000 medical training simulation devices. All had a great time connecting with new and existing friends.
While the weather in Chicago did not cooperate, walking around the beauty of this wonderful city of Chicago was exciting as always. Fortunately that well known cold Chicago winter wind has not yet made it’s appearance. It was sleeting and snowing and I struggled to keep my camera dry photographing the wonderful Chicago architecture.
Anesthesiologist educators from across the country shared clinical secrets to help every participant keep up to date with the newest information in the field of Dental Anesthesia and Sedation. I learned new methods to better serve my patients in CT, and I look forward to our next ADSA combined meeting with the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists scheduled for April 2011. I’ll certainly be there.
I was sad to leave my good friends. I did return with new advanced information and had the opportunity to meet Dr. Karen Crowley, our highly respected ADSA President as well as other long term members such as Dr. Mort Rosenberg from Tufts Medical School and Dr. Stephen Ganzberg, head of the Anesthesiology Residency at The Ohio State Department of Dental Anesthesiology. Last summer I spent several days in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital with Dr. Steve Ganzberg providing dental anesthesia in the Operating rooms. Dr. Ganzberg has my highest respect in the field of anesthesia research and patient anesthesia care.
Needless to say, a good time was had by all and all the dentists in attendance left with an increased understanding for and higher respect for the newer techniques in our field of Dental Sedation and Dental Anesthesia.
These educators are the best in their field in the US and Canada. I’m honored and humbled to be a member of this prestigious Anesthesiology and Sedation major national association.
Thomas J Peltzer, DMD http://www.ConnecticutSedationDentist.com