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Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice

Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice is a 6 hour course that meets the training requirements of both the GDC and the Resuscitation Council (UK) as set out in the Quality Standards for CPR and training within primary dental care.

All dental practice staff are advised to have regular training in how to deal with emergencies in the work place.

'A patient could collapse on any premises at any time, whether they have received treatment or not. It is therefore essential that ALL registrants are trained in dealing with medical emergencies, including resuscitation, and possess up to date evidence of capability.'  General Dental Council 'Scope of Practice'  2013


The team at Middlesex University have many years' experience of teaching dental staff both in the work place and in our purpose-built skills lab in Hendon Campus.

Course content

As well as an annual refresher in Basic Life Support and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) this study day is designed to increase awareness of how to manage the following medical emergencies which may present in Dental Practice:

  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Epileptic seizures
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Syncope
  • Choking


There is no formal assessment, but continuous feedback is given by the course facilitator

Fees and booking

Places are £110 pp (No VAT). Upon completion delegates will be issued with a nationally recognised certificate, valid for 1 year.

There are currently no dates for individual bookings.

For companies or groups, we can arrange dates to suit either at your premises or on the Hendon Campus, and we can offer the following:

  • Book 6 places and get 1 additional place free
  • Book 10 places and get 2 additional places free

To access these special offers, please email firstaid@mdx.ac.uk.

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