Is Your Office Truly Ready to Manage a Medical Emergency?

UCSF Parnassus Campus

Following guidance from UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health to practice social distancing and limit non-essential group gatherings, we are postponing the courses scheduled on Saturday, March 14 & Saturday, March 28.

This course is designed to help attendees become familiar with various medical emergencies, immediately life-threatening and non-life threatening, that can occur in a dental office. Situations include but not limited to myocardial infarction, angina, asthma, allergic reactions, syncope, and hypoglycemia. The first session of the course will provide up-to-date information about the pathophysiology, prevention, and management of the aforementioned medical emergencies.

In the second session, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive, hands-on management of these medical emergencies in small groups—practitioners are encouraged to bring their entire team to this course. Training tutorials and various office forms will also be provided, including an interactive algorithm manual, medical emergency response form, and 911 call form, which will aid in continued office staff training.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of the most common medical emergencies in a dental practice.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to manage the most common medical emergencies in a dental practice.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of patients most at risk for medical emergencies.
  • Develop a plan for management of medical emergencies in your dental practice.

Intended Audience:
This course is designed for general dentists, dental specialists, and the entire dental team.


Richard C. Robert, DDS, MS
Sohail Saghezchi, DDS, MD
Sampeter Odera, DMD, MD
Andrew Weeks, DDS, MD

CDE Coursework Units:
7 Category I Units

Dentist - $299
Auxiliary - $229
UCSF Faculty/Staff: Please call 415.514.0778.
Tuition includes continental breakfast, course materials, and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled.

For more information please call our office at 415.514.0778.