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
  • 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


November 08-10, 2019
February 21-23, 2020

How can I meet my state’s requirements?

To learn more about how DOCS Education’s full range of courses can satisfy your state’s regulatory requirements, visit This unique online resource is kept up-to-date with the latest in sedation legislation by DOCS Education’s fulltime regulatory counsel. Contact one of our course advisers with any questions or visit our course listings to see upcoming classes and locations.

DOCS Education courses carry the AGD PACE certification

DOCS Education is the nation’s premier provider of safe sedation and advanced dentistry education, having trained almost 24,000 dentists. Since 2000, our courses have been accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. We offer extensive CE opportunities, both in-person and online, that meet your needs.

What is DOCS Education?

DOCS Education is an exclusive community of professionals serving at the forefront of dentistry. We offer world-class courses on safe sedation and advanced dentistry, relying on instructors who are consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. We also are a supportive network of members who guide one another to be better, more confident, more successful dentists.