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 up to 9 team members. 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.


Jim Bovia
Jim Bovia, EMT

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.