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Where Does Flumazenil Fit in Dental Sedation?

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When is the right time to use flumazenil? What should it be used for, and what is the best way to administer it a general practice setting? Today, we are joined by Dr. Joonyoung Ji who will help dentists answer these and other questions.

About Dr. Joonuoung Ji

Dr. Joonyoung Ji, DMD, Dip A.D.B.A, BLS, ACLS, PALS, is a board-certified specialist in dental anesthesia operating a private practice in Ottawa. He is also a clinical instructor of dental anaesthesia with the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto.

Using a slide presentation, Dr. Ji uses this concise discussion to talk about:

  • When it’s appropriate to us flumazenil.
  • How to use flumazenil.
  • Where flumazenil fits in within the dental sedation spectrum for general practitioners.
  • The pharmacokinetics profile of flumazenil when taken orally, intravenously, or intra-nasally.
  • The pharmacodynamics of flumazenil, an overview.
  • Risks and consideration for dentists administering flumazenil.

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  1. JP May 16, 2019

    Great video Dr. Ji – thanks!

    In our clinic we have used flumazenil by IV, but when we wanted to reverse an oral sedation we have also injected it into the intraoral mucosa.

    would you recommend for or against this route of delivery?
    thanks for your consideration!

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  2. Vasant Ramlaggan May 18, 2019

    Thanks for the great, clear presentation!

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