DALS® ACLS Recertification (1-day)


Keep current with the latest in emergency response

Being ready to handle a medical emergency requires practice. Keep your certification and your skills current.

Taking the Dental Advanced Life Support (DALS®) Recertification course gives you the following advantages:

  • Highly-focused training – Get emergency response training that is designed by dentists for a dental office setting
  • Essential emergency preparation – Learn vital medical knowledge and applications to save a patient's life
  • Peace of mind – Create an emergency medical plan for your office, and rest easy knowing that you're prepared
  • Hands-on training – Receive practical training to handle common emergency scenarios

Gain Practical Experience that Supports Your Knowledge

The DALS® Recertification course provides updated information on procedures and advances in emergency response while meeting your recertification needs. Our hands-on course is specifically designed for dental offices, which means we'll focus on how to handle a crisis using the staff and equipment you have on hand.

You'll also review the critical skills needed to respond to respiratory failure, airway obstruction, cardiac problems and anaphylaxis. Using patient simulators, you'll get practical experience that can prepare you for a real life emergency.

DALS® instructors are certified and trained emergency professionals.

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"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   Baton Rouge, LA

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    Course Details

    Graduates of this course should 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 staff to operate as a small code team outside of a hospital setting
    • 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
    • Practice your skills on high-tech patient simulators
    • Boost your awareness of crucial emergency drugs and equipment
    • Leave with the knowledge to set up your office and train your team
  • Locations

    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 11/10/17 or 11/11/17
    Times: 7:30am-5pm
    Meals: Lunch

    Location Information

    Location: Seattle
    Closest Airport: Seattle Tacoma International Airport

    Hotel Information

    Hotel: Westin Bellevue
    600 Bellevue Way NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    Phone: 425-638-1000

    Cost: $195/night


    Driving Directions

    What to do in the city:

    Want to know what there is to do in Seattle? Check out the Visitor's Bureau site.

    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 02/23/18 or 02/25/18

    Times: 7:30am-5pm

    Meals: Lunch

    Location Information

    Location: San Francisco

    Closest Airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Hotel Information

    Hotel: Hotel Pullman, San Francisco Bay
    223 Twin Dolphin Dr.
    Redwood City, CA 94065
    Cost: $179/night
    Phone: (650) 598-9000

    Additional Information

    Directions: Driving Directions

    What to do in the city: Check out the Visitor's Bureau site.

  • Why should I bring my team?

    "I brought some of the team with me, including two hygienists and our assistant manager—all of whom are extremely reluctant to try new things. I sat at lunch today listening with amazement as they told me what we need to do to implement this in our practice! Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I will be sending the rest of the team to this course!" - Karen Harriman, DDS DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. States differ in their sedation regulations. Visit SedationRegulations.com to learn more.

  • Faculty

    John Bovia

    John Bovia has 30 years of experience in emergency medical services dating back to the US military. He was one of the first paramedics to be licensed in the state of Michigan in the late seventies.

    John is the co-founder of Life Support Services, Inc. and has been recognized over those years as an outstanding instructor for the American Heart Association (AHA) having trained over 200,000 health care providers including nurses, EMTs, physicians and dentists.

    At this time, he instructs the ACLS course for DOCS Education while running one of the largest training centers for the AHA to train health care providers and instruct other trainers on the topic of resuscitation.

  • Insurance

    Many dental insurance carriers will pay for sedation. Again, there is wide variability in this area.

  • Where can I meet requirements?

    To learn more about DOCS Education's wide range of courses visit our Continuing Education section or SedationRegulations.com, which lists the latest regulatory developments. We particularly encourage membership in DOCS Education, which offers round-the-clock personal attention from the nation's leading legal authority on dental regulations.

  • AGD PACE-approved

    All DOCS Education programs are AGD PACE-approved courses.

  • Who is DOCS Education?

    DOCS Education consists of over 3,000 members committed to offering safe dentistry to all patients, including those suffering from anxiety. DOCS Education graduates have safely treated an estimated 2 million patients across the United States and Canada. Since it's estimated 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.