Management of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice


Medical Emergencies Do Happen in Dentistry. Are You Prepared?

This hands-on course leads to certification in Advanced Life Support for dentists and staff. The training is designed to provide the practitioner and their support staff with a simple algorithm for the management of medical emergencies within the practice. 

Participants will learn about the most common life threatening medical conditions, how to recognise them and how to conduct a quick and accurate clinical assessment and lead the practice team in providing effective treatment.

Equipment Training Will Include

  • Airway management using advanced airway devices 
  • Respiratory and cardiac support using supplementary oxygen therapy, bag and mask ventilation
  • Use of drugs including Asprin, Adrenaline, Salbutamol, Glyceraltrinitrate and Glucose
  • Use of Automated External Defibrillator and Pulse Oximetry​

Dental Emergency Kits

For more information about the kits, please contact Cynergex Group. Full training should be undertaken before use. The kits have been developed in consultation with dental practitioners and health departments around Australia.

Scenario exercises are used throughout the course for assessment and certification.

Topics Include

  • Team based approach 
  • Latest science and techniques
  • Assessment of emergency conditions and patient status
  • CPR training
  • Advanced resuscitation techniques
  • Oxygen in medical emergencies
  • Airway devices
  • Drug protocols​

Designed For

The course is available to dentists and their staff (including administration staff) on a space available basis.

Other Information

Training option 1: Programs at the Centre for Professional Development Clinical Training


This option is best for those who require only part of their team to be trained at one time. It also makes an enjoyable team-building day for you and your staff.

Training option 2: Programs at Your Rurgery

For groups of more than six team members, it’s more cost efficient to have Cynergex Group attend your surgery to conduct training. Please allow sufficient space in the surgery and reception area for the practical sessions. 

Providers Terms


Delegate places in events are confirmed once full payment has been received. While credit card is the preferred method of payment, CPD will provide an invoice with 14-day payment terms to those participants who choose to pay by cheque. CPD reserves the right to apply a 10 percent surcharge for registrations made within three (3) business days of an event. (CPD accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Direct Debit or Bank Cheque).


All course fees include 10 percent GST in the total cost except where stated. All tax invoices will show CPD's ABN 34 000 021 232.

Delegate Cancellation

Cancellations of any event must be received in writing by email to [email protected] Substitution of delegates can occur at any time at no additional cost. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). CPD takes no responsibility for changes to delegate work commitments or personal circumstances.

Cancellation of Hands on Programs

For cancellations of hands-on program places made at least four (4) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations of up to two (2) weeks* prior to the event. No credit will be given for cancellations made with less than two (2) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Cancellation of Lecture Programs

For cancellations of lecture program places made at least two (2) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations up to one (1) week* prior to the event. No credit note will be given for cancellations made with less than one (1) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Failure to Attend

A delegate who fails to attend will be liable for 100 percent of the course fee.

Program Cancellation / Rescheduling

CPD takes all care to produce high quality program events that deliver as promised. All advertised details are correct at the time of publication. However when circumstances beyond our control prevail, CPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or reschedule any program. If CPD exercises this option, CPD will employ reasonable endeavours to notify delegates as early as possible to minimise inconvenience. CPD will not accept any responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates. Where a refund is due to a delegate, a refund for the amount paid will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the case of program post-ponement or rescheduling, the delegate may choose to transfer the fee from the cancelled course to a future program of equal value. In this case these terms and conditions apply.

Dentists - ADA Member$683Closed
Hygienists / Therapists - ADA NSW$490Closed
Dental Team - ADA Member$490Closed
Non Member$819Closed


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Contact Hours:

6.5 hrs


Wed, 05 February 2020

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Day


Lecture and Hands-on




ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

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1 Atchison St, St Leonards ,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2065

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Dr John Fahey

Cynergex Group

Dr John Fahey (PhD) has over forty years experience in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care. This has enabled John to develop a number of courses in modern pre-hospital emergency medical care for the dental industry and the professions. These courses combine simplicity and advanced techniques in a comprehensive package designed for specific industries and workplaces and for medical personnel such as ambulance officers, industrial paramedics and for dental and medical professionals. Many of these courses are now regarded as industry standards.

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