Course Description:

Keep current with the latest in emergency response

Being ready to handle a medical emergency requires practice. Keep your certification and your skills current.

Taking the AHA's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Recertification course gives you the following advantages:

  • Highly-focused training – Get emergency response training that is designed by dentists for a dental office setting
  • Essential emergency preparation – Learn vital medical knowledge and applications to save a patient's life
  • Peace of mind – Create an emergency medical plan for your office, and rest easy knowing that you're prepared
  • Hands-on training – Receive practical training to handle common emergency scenarios

Gain Practical Experience that Supports Your Knowledge

The AHA's  Recertification course provides updated information on procedures and advances in emergency response while meeting your recertification needs. Our hands-on course is specifically designed for dental offices, which means we'll focus on how to handle a crisis using the staff and equipment you have on hand.

You'll also review the critical skills needed to respond to respiratory failure, airway obstruction, cardiac problems and anaphylaxis. Using patient simulators, you'll get practical experience that can prepare you for a real life emergency.

ACLS instructors are AHA certified and trained emergency professionals.

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"I cannot say enough about my training. It was so much better than what dentists are getting at a hospital ACLS course. The instructors really did a thorough, thorough, job."

- Julie Vignes, DDS   Baton Rouge, LA

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Graduates of this course should be able to safely and confidently respond to cardiac and medical emergencies both inside and outside the dental office.

Course Objectives: Overview

  • Prepare your office staff to operate as a small code team outside of a hospital setting
  • Learn how to use dental office emergency equipment to run a MEGACODE emergency
  • Create a management plan for medical emergencies that could arise in your office
  • Confidently use state-of-the-art AED equipment from Cardiac Science
  • Receive hands-on training using advanced airway management equipment
  • Practice your skills on high-tech patient simulators
  • Boost your awareness of crucial emergency drugs and equipment
  • Leave with the knowledge to set up your office and train your team

"I brought some of the team with me, including two hygienists and our assistant manager—all of whom are extremely reluctant to try new things. I sat at lunch today listening with amazement as they told me what we need to do to implement this in our practice! Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I will be sending the rest of the team to this course!" - Karen Harriman, DDS DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit to learn more.

Many dental insurance carriers will pay for sedation. Again, there is wide variability in this area.

(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)

15 - 142 Emergency Training/CPR

TOTAL: 15 hours (participation)  


Jim Bovia
Jim Bovia, EMT


Atlanta Skyline
August 17-19, 2018
November 09-11, 2018

Where can I meet my state’s requirements?

To learn more about how DOCS Education's wide range of courses can meet your state’s regulatory requirements, visit DOCS Regulatory counsel keeps it updated with the latest in sedation legislation activity. Feel free to contact a course advisor with any questions or visit our course listing to see available courses and locations.

DOCS Education programs carry the AGD PACE certification

DOCS Education, an AGD Pace-approved provider since 2000, is the nation's premier educator of safe sedation dentistry protocols having trained more than 29,000 dentists. You’ll find CE opportunities that meet your needs online and live.

Who is DOCS Education?

DOCS Education consists of over 2,000 members committed to offering safe dentistry to all patients, including those suffering from anxiety. DOCS Education graduates have safely treated an estimated 2.5 million patients across the United States and Canada. Since it's estimated that around 30 percent of people fear the dentist, many individuals remain to be helped. That's why DOCS Education frequently updates its courses and information.