Advanced Life Support Course for Dental Professionals


From the NZDA Code of Practice

Studies have shown that medical emergencies do occur in the dental practice. Dental practitioners and their staff need to have appropriate skills, training and equipment available to deal with potentially life threatening conditions.


Dental Professionals must have completed training to a level equivalent to the NZRC Certificate of Resuscitation and Emergency Care (CORE) Level 4. CORE 4 is also suitable for dental surgery and receptionists for whom the CORE 4 final practical and written assessments are optional. This training must be revalidated every four years.


Up-to-date drugs and equipment, as listed in this code, must be operational and readily available in all dental practices.


Who should attend?

All staff in the dental practice should have appropriate training: dental practitioners, Level 4 New Zealand Resuscitation Council Certificate of Resuscitation and Emergency Care (CORE) or equivalent; dental surgery assistants, reception and other

staff, attendance at a Level 4 course with optional assessment of practical and theoretical skills.


Those not completing formal assessment will require an NZRC letter of attendance. A team approach to management of medical emergencies should be developed. Protocols should be in place so that all staff members know their role in managing emergency situations. The dental team should regularly practice scenarios within the dental practice setting.


Specific Topics include...

Basic Life Support Revision

Artificial Ventilation / Air

Automated External Defibrillators



Oxygen and Oxygen Delivery Devices

O2 Therapy and Ventilation

Airway Adjuncts

The Oropharyngeal Airway

Laryngeal Mask Airway

Response Team

First Aid Specific Conditions




Advanced Life Support for Infants and Children

Airway Obstruction / Choking


Bookings and Pricing

The Advanced Life Support for Dental Professionals Course is available to groups. For current pricing, scheduling and booking information about MediTrain Ltd Courses, please contact us.



CORE 4 Training must be
every four years

The use of Entonox
(pain relief)
can be
on request

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