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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – 4 CE

Activity Overview

Learn about the information necessary to diagnose and respond to common medical emergencies that can occur in oral healthcare settings.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss procedure-specific and patient-specific risk factors that can lead to dental emergencies in oral health care settings
  2. Describe steps that dental professionals can take to prepare for a medical emergency
  3. Describe the steps involved in performing a primary patient survey during an emerging perioperative event
  4. Describe the steps involved in performing a secondary patient survey during an emerging perioperative event
  5. Recognize the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies in order to formulate a diagnosis
  6. Initiate the appropriate action based on the diagnosis to stabilize the patient until emergency medical services arrive

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



4.0 Contact Hours



Target Audience

Community Dental Health Coordinator
Dental Hygienist
Dental Labs
Dental Technician
Expanded Function Auxilliary
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
General Dentist
Registered Dental Asisstant

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Dental Board of CA No. RP5822
FL Board of Dentistry No . 50-20641
CE Broker No. 20-654265


Jonas Ashbaugh, DDS



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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