Course Description:

Would you be prepared to handle a medical emergency in your office? DALS® provides you with all the training needed to handle a crisis with confidence.

Learn about the course from instructor Jim Bovia himself by listening here:



  • Designed exclusively for dentists – not doctors, nurses, or paramedics
  • Making the course material understandable and interactive, including the use of hands-on patient simulators
  • Delivering information in a manner that informs and entertains. Boring monologues are banned.
  • Eliminating the ‘fright’ from medical emergencies
  • Ensuring a 100% guaranteed AHA pass rate*
  • Faculty members who are passionate about what they do


  • Essential skills to greatly reduce the likelihood of an emergency
  • Creating an emergency medical plan for your office
  • Recognizing the medical emergency
  • Correctly assessing the patient
  • Selecting the correct AHA algorithm for each emergency
  • Building an effective, in-office code team
  • What to expect, and how to pass, the AHA’s 50-question certification test

* We will work with you one-on-one to make sure you pass. In the very unlikely event that you fail the test, you can retake our course for free.

Prepare Yourself. Protect Your Patients.

You never know when a patient will suddenly suffer a life-threatening health crisis in your office. What would you do? Is your staff ready?

Dental Advanced Life Support (DALS®) is the class every dentist must take. Our certified emergency professionals will teach you the essential skills to respond to respiratory failure, airway obstruction(70, 65), cardiac problems(92)

Our course is specifically designed for dental offices. Using patient simulators, we'll show you how to respond in a real-life emergency utilizing common dental office equipment.

You'll complete all the skills and written examinations needed to become an ACLS provider.

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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

Sign up now, and make sure you're ready to handle a medical emergency in your office.

Course Details

Nationally-recognized instructor, John Bovia, has over 30 years of medical emergency training and experience. Graduates of this course will 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 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.(102)
  • Create a management plan for medical emergencies that could arise in your office.(92)
  • Confidently use state-of-the-art AED equipment from Cardiac Science.
  • Receive hands-on training using advanced airway management equipment.(70, 117, 137)
  • Develop your skills through practice on high-tech patient simulators.
  • Boost your awareness of crucial emergency drugs and equipment.(102)
  • 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


Washington DC
May 17-19, 2019
Memphis, Tennesee
August 16-18, 2019

How can I meet my state’s requirements?

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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.