DALS® ACLS Certification


Emergency Response Made Clear

Would you be prepared to handle a medical emergency in your office? DALS® provides you with all the training needed to handle a crisis with confidence.

When you enroll in DOCS Education's Dental Advanced Life Support course, you'll gain the following advantages:

  • Immediately applicable lessons – Leave with the knowledge to set up your office and train your team.
  • 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.
  • Specifically-targeted information – Get emergency training that was designed by dentists for the dental office.

Prepare Yourself. Protect Your Patients.

You never know when a patient will suddenly suffer a life-threatening health crisis in your office. What would you do? Is your staff ready?

Dental Advanced Life Support (DALS®) is the class every dentist must take. Our certified emergency professionals will teach you the essential skills to respond to respiratory failure, airway obstruction(70, 65), cardiac problems(92)

Our course is specifically designed for dental offices. Using patient simulators, we'll show you how to respond in a real-life emergency utilizing common dental office equipment.

You'll complete all the skills and written examinations needed to become an ACLS provider.

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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

Sign up now, and make sure you're ready to handle a medical emergency in your office.

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    Course Details

    Nationally-recognized instructor, John Bovia, has over 30 years of medical emergency training and experience. Graduates of this course will 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 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.(102)
    • Create a management plan for medical emergencies that could arise in your office.(92)
    • Confidently use state-of-the-art AED equipment from Cardiac Science.
    • Receive hands-on training using advanced airway management equipment.(70, 117, 137)
    • Develop your skills through practice on high-tech patient simulators.
    • Boost your awareness of crucial emergency drugs and equipment.(102)
    • Leave with the knowledge to set up your office and train your team.
  • Locations

    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 5/19/17-5/20/17
    Times: 7:30am-5pm
    Meals: Lunch

    Location Information

    Location: Reston, WA
    Closest Airport: Dulles International Airport

    Hotel Information

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Reston
    1800 Presidents Street
    Reston, VA 20190
    Phone: 703-709-1234
    Cost: $149/night
    Discount cutoff date: 4/26/2017


    Driving Directions

    What to do in the city:

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

    Attending Faculty

    Dr. Anthony S. Feck, Dr. Michael Silverman, Dr. Leslie Fang, Dr. Tim Modic, Dr. Richard Gesker, Dr. Gary Imm,
    Dr. Jerome Wellbrock, Dr. Terry M. Gordon, Dr. Howard Ngo, Dr. Justin Neibauer, Dr. Gopal Pal, Dr. Aaron Stump,
    Dr. JC Wolfe and Dr. Steven Jackson

    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 8/18/17-8/19/17
    Times: 7:30am-5pm
    Meals: Lunch

    Location Information

    Location: Memphis
    Closest Airport: Memphis International Airport

    Hotel Information

    Hotel: The Peabody Memphis
    149 Union Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
    Phone: 901-529-4000
    Cost: $189/night
    Cutoff date for discounted price: 7/21/2017
    Parking: Discounted for HOTEL GUESTS at $10/day


    Driving Directions

    What to do in the city:

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

    Attending Faculty

    Dr. Anthony S. Feck DMD; Dr. Michael Silverman DMD; Dr. Leslie Fang PhD; Dr. Tim Modic; Dr. Richard Gesker DMD,MBA; Dr. Gary Imm; Dr. Jerome Wellbrock DMD, MAGD; Dr. Terry M. Gordon, DDS; D. Howard Ngo, DDS; Dr. J.C. Wolfe, DDS; Dr. Justin Neibauer; DDS, Dr. Aaron Stump, DDS and Dr. Gopal Pal, DDS

    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 11/10/17-11/11/17
    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.
  • 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 - ACLS Faculty

    John Bovia has 30 years of experience in emergency medical services dating back to his time in the U.S. 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.

    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 has trained over 20,000 dentists who are 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. It's estimated that approximately 30 percent of people fear the dentist, which leaves many individuals to be helped. That's why DOCS Education frequently updates its courses and information.