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.

Learn about the course from instructor Jim Bovia himself by listening here:


  • Designed exclusively for dentists – not doctors, nurses, or paramedics
  • Making the course material understandable and interactive, including the use of hands-on patient simulators
  • Delivering information in a manner that informs and entertains. Boring monologues are banned.
  • Eliminating the ‘fright’ from medical emergencies
  • Ensuring a 100% guaranteed AHA pass rate*
  • Faculty members who are passionate about what they do


  • Essential skills to greatly reduce the likelihood of an emergency
  • Creating an emergency medical plan for your office
  • Recognizing the medical emergency
  • Correctly assessing the patient
  • Selecting the correct AHA algorithm for each emergency
  • Building an effective, in-office code team
  • What to expect, and how to pass, the AHA’s 50-question certification test

* We will work with you one-on-one to make sure you pass. In the very unlikely event that you fail the test, you can retake our course for free.

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): 05/18/2018 – 05/20/2018
    Times: 7:30am-5pm
    Meals: Light Breakfast, Lunch

    Location Information

    Location: The Eaglewood Resort and Spa
    Closest Airport: Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

    Hotel Information

    Hotel: The Eaglewood Resort and Spa
    1401 Nordic Road
    Itasca, IL 60143
    Phone: 877-285-6150

    Cost: $159/night + tax
    To claim group rate call, and mention “DOCS Education group rate” to a hotel reservation team. Group rate discount cut-off date of February 25th, 2018.

    What to do in the city:
    Want to know what there is to do in Chicago? Check out the Official Visitor Guide.

    Schedule Information

    Date(s): 02/23/2018 - 02/25/2018

    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

    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

    Jim Bovia - ACLS Faculty

    Jim Bovia is a licensed paramedic who has worked in the field for more than 25 years. In addition to dental teams, he trains medical doctors, nurses, firefighters, paramedics, and other EMTs.

    Jim has been a member of the DOCS Education adjunct faculty for the past eight years. Based in Michigan, he is the son of John Bovia, a respected member of the DOCS faculty for many years. The Bovia Family operate Life Support Services, Inc., in Ann Arbor, MI. Life Support Services has been teaching advanced life support courses since it was founded in 1983.

  • 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.