OUR COMMITMENT TO DENTISTRY
Since its inception in 2006, Focus Health Group has been collaborating with clinicians to understand the needs of their patients and their practices. To this end Focus Health Group engaged dentists to understand the instances of anaphylactic shock and how practices could mitigate this risk to patients. The result of this collaboration is Epinephrine Professional, an epinephrine convenience kit which has set the standard for safety and convenience in Dentistry.
Focus Health Group has become the Dental Industry’s leading supplier of Epinephrine Convenience kits. Epinephrine Professional is trusted in practices across the country to keep patients safe. Focus Health Group affirms its commitment to dentistry by actively engaging with industry leaders and continuously seeking feedback from clinician and patient advocates through our Dental Advisory Board
After exhaustive research, Focus Health Group released Epinephrine Professional to meet the safety and compliance needs of dental practices. Designed with the clinician in mind, Epinephrine Professional is un-matched in time-to-deploy and ease-of-use.
Epinephrine Professional is a convenience kit containing a single use vial of Epinephrine, four alcohol prep pads, and three syringes, each with a pre-attached 23G needle. Each kit is equipped with a tamper-proof safety seal to ensure that life saving supplies are accessible when it matters most.
Dr. Mark Donaldson
Mark Donaldson, PharmD received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia, and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He has further completed a residency at Canada’s largest tertiary care facility, Vancouver General Hospital, and is the current Director of Clinical Pharmacy Performance Services for VHA, living in Whitefish, Montana. Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. He has spent the last seventeen years focusing on dental pharmacology and the art of dental therapeutics, and has become a leader in this field of study. Dr. Donaldson has a number of published works in the peer-reviewed literature and spent three years in Japan focusing on cross-cultural communication and internationalization. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association. He is board certified in healthcare management and is the past-President of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter. Dr. Donaldson was named as the 2014 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia for the state of Montana and is the 2016 recipient of the Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award. This award is conferred upon an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry and/or enhanced the principles and ideals of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Jason H. Goodchild
Jason H. Goodchild, DMD is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. He received his dental training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Philadelphia, PA). Dr. Goodchild is currently Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Premier Dental Products Company (Plymouth Meeting, PA) involved in educating dentists on new materials and techniques to improve clinical practice. He holds academic appointments as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry (Omaha, NE), Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Oral Diagnosis in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (Newark, NJ), and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Philadelphia, PA). He has published numerous articles and lectures internationally on the topics of treatment planning, treatment of medical complex patients, restorative dentistry, pharmacology, emergency medicine in dentistry, enteral sedation dentistry, and dental photography. He has been an invited speaker for the Academy of General Dentistry and American Association of Dental Examiners. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association, General Dentistry, and Quintessence International. Dr. Goodchild maintains a private general dental practice in Havertown, PA.
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
- FEATURED ARTICLE Goodchild JH, Donaldson M. Challenging historical dogma: should you really have epinephrine autoinjectors in your emergency kit? Gen Dent 2016;64(6):10-13.
- Donaldson M, Goodchild JH. Making dentistry even safer: understanding the proper choice and use of emergency medications. J Calif Dent Assoc 2019;47(7):455-463.
- Donaldson M, Goodchild JH. Lidocaine turns 70: the evolution of dental local anesthesia. Gen Den 2018;66(3):6-9.
- Goodchild JH, Donaldson M. (2016). Three drug classes every dentist should know: Antibiotics, analgesics, and local anesthetics: Module II: Analgesics. West Bridgewater, MA: Western Schools.
- Aminoshariae A, Kulild JC, Donaldson M. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cardiovascular risk: an updated systematic review of the literature. J Am Dent Assoc 2016;147(2):98-110.
- Fitzgerald J, Epstein JB. Donaldson M, Schwartz G, Jones C, Fung K. Outpatient Medication Use and Implications for Dental Care: Guidance for Contemporary Dental Practice. J Can Dent Assoc 2015;81:f10.
- Donaldson M, Touger-Decker R. Vitamin and mineral supplements: Friend or foe when combined with medications? J Am Dent Assoc 2014;145(11):1153-8.
Challenging historical dogma: should you really have epinephrine autoinjectors in your emergency kit?
by Jason H. Goodchild, DMD • Mark Donaldson, BSP, RPH, ACPR, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE
Download this PDF to learn more about what should really be in your medical emergency kit. See direct autoinjector comparisons and uses.
What should really be in your medical emergency kit?
Hospitals, clinics, emergency responders, and even dental offices are beginning to question the historical dogma: Are epinephrine autoinjectors truly essential in emergency kits? Is the price for convenience really worth the value? Should it all be about price?