As a result of recent updates concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, the difficult decision was made to cancel the Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office course.

DATE: Sunday, March 15, 2020

TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m.  |  Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 142

Steven J. Filler, DDS, MS, MA

Former Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences
University of Alabama School of Dentistry
Former Associate Dean of Student, Alumni and External Affairs


Properly treating medical emergencies in the dental office need not be a complex topic. This course will provide a simple, basic approach for dealing with common medical emergencies occurring in the workplace. Designed for the entire dental team, the presentation will provide practical information mixed with stories and humor along the way. Topics will include office and staff preparation, as well as straightforward steps to take when dealing with specific medical emergencies. Recommendations for office emergency kits, including equipment and medications, will also be discussed.

Course Outline

  • Preventing medical emergencies
  • Preparing for medical emergencies
  • Performance in a medical emergency

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation participants should be able to:

  • Describe techniques for preventing medical emergencies.
  • Discuss appropriate roles for staff members during a medical emergency.
  • Discuss the general procedures required for common medical emergencies.
  • Prepare a list of emergency medicines and equipment.
  • Review and/or prepare a dental office for treating medical emergencies.

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