Course Description:

You don't have to leave your office to get up-to-date emergency response training for you and your staff. DOCS Education's certified DALS® trainers can customize a training plan specific to your office’s needs, with special attention paid to office layout, personnel and resources.

When you register for DOCS Education’s 2-day In-office Dental Advanced Life Support course, you'll receive the following advantages:

  • Customized training – Our training program was designed by dentists for a dental office, and we’ll customize it further to fit your specific practice
  • Hands-on practice – Receive practical training to handle common emergency scenarios
  • Build team confidence – Because each team member will play a vital role in an emergency, we’ll run drills and make sure every team member learns their vital role in ensuring patient safety
  • Cost-Effectiveness – Train one dentist and up to nine team members at significant savings over what it would cost to bring everyone to an off-site seminar

When a medical emergency happens—make sure your team is ready.

Would you know how to use the equipment in your office to respond to a patient experiencing a medical crisis?

Our certified emergency trainers will teach you the essential skills to respond to respiratory failure, airway obstruction, cardiac problems and anaphylaxis in your office. Learn to confidently use state-of-the-art AED equipment, receive hands-on experience using advanced airway management equipment and be prepared to run a Megacode emergency.

Trainers will walk team members through a step-by-step process for office set-up, emergency equipment operation, practice drills and code training. Team members gain firsthand experience and training in how to prepare and maintain the office and equipment, support the dentist during an emergency, and work together to obtain the best results.


  • 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

Get Started

Sign up now, and get emergency response training in your office, on your schedule.  Price includes one doctor and one team member. Travel expenses not included.  Call to schedule your dates or to add additional team members!

"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

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
  • 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
  • Develop your skills through practice on high-tech patient simulators
  • Boost your awareness of crucial emergency drugs and equipment
  • Learn how to set up your office

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

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Jim Bovia
Jim Bovia, EMT

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.