Management of Medical Emergencies in Dental Clinic (Airway Management) – 4 Hours



The Management of Medical Emergencies in Dental Clinic (Airway Management) is designed to provide comprehensive training to all dental staff members on managing common medical emergencies, including airway maintenance and emergency airway management for sedated dental patients. The course will focus on the factors to be considered in risk assessment, recognizing medical emergencies requiring immediate action and timely stabilization. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying medical emergencies that are immediately life-threatening.

Upon completion of the Management of Medical Emergencies in Dental Clinic (Airway Management) course, you will be able to: 

  • Describe emergency preventive procedures and preparedness in the dental office.
  • Explain the importance of obtaining a pretreatment health history from each patient.
  • Describe the procedure for obtaining blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and temperature.
  • Demonstrate the initial sequence of patient assessment in an emergency.
  • Identify how stress and anxiety can lead to medical emergencies.
  • Recognize the signs or symptoms of impending or developing emergencies.
  • List the general steps to be taken when a medical emergency arises in a dental office.
  • Identify the type of emergency when given a patient situation and describe the necessary emergency care.
  • Educate the dental practitioner in basic airway assessment, pre-anesthetic history, and physical evaluation.
  • Review relevant anatomy of the airway.
  • Review respiratory physiology and the effects of sedative drugs on respiration.
  • Practice skills necessary to initiate basic airway management: relieve obstruction, utilize adjuncts (nasal and oropharyngeal airways), and perform mask ventilation
  • Practice skills necessary to place and maintain an advanced airway, including laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and endotracheal tube (ETT)
  • Learn the value of team preparation in emergency response
  • Identify the contents of an emergency kit.
  • Describe the medico-legal implications of medical emergencies.


Contact Hours: 4 (Four)  

Fee: $40 / Participant (Group discount available for > 5 participants) 

Author: Dr. Thomas Karginis, DMD, General Dentist practicing for over 25 years. 

AGD PACE Subject Code: 142 – Medical Emergency Training and CPR

Florida Dentists with Sedation Permit: This course DOES NOT fulfill mandatory medical emergencies (Requires hands-on training – Online courses are not accepted by the board) continuing education for Florida Dentists holding sedation permits. 

Teaching Method:  Online Independent Self-Study Course (Training + Post-Test). Requires Computer & Internet.

Course Completion Certificate: A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email.

Target Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants.

Provider/Author Disclosure: Biologix Solutions LLC has no commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity or with the commercial supporter. No manufacturer or third party has had any input into course content development.

Dental Continuing EducationBiologix Solutions LLC – Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 4/20/2013 to 4/30/2025. Provider ID# 352738

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