Preventing Medical Emergencies In the Dental Office

Event Title: Preventing Medical Emergencies In the Dental Office
Event Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Event Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
CE Hours: 6.5
Course Fee: $169
Audience: All Members of the Dental Team
Course Speakers: Douglas W Beals, DDS, MS
Conflict of Interest: The listed speaker does not have a conflict of interest
Location: Glendale Hall, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

Course Description

This course will discuss the importance of preparing all staff members for the possibility of a medical emergency, including putting in place systems and routines to assess your patients' risk.  All major emergencies will be discussed with prevention and management strategies for all staff members.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be better able to:

  1. Describe how to complete a thorough Medical History intake
    a) Anxiety Assessment
    b) Dialogue History
    c) Medical Consultation
  2. Understand the team approach to patient care
    a) Office environment
    b) Staff assignments
    c) Staff preperation
    d) Response protocol
    e) Equipment and supplies
    f) Mock drills
  3. Discuss the three main principles of emergency management
    a) Prevention
    b) Early recognition
    c) Treatment
  4. Describe the basic algorithm for emergency response - PABCD

Course Schedule

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Dr Beals' Lecture Begins
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Lecture Continues
12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Lecture resumes
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm Lecture resumes
4:30 pm End of Course, Evaluation and Pick-Up Attendance Verification


Dr. Beals grew up in Ohio and attended The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  He remained at Ohio State to complete a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  He and his family then relocated to Phoenix, Arizona where he entered private practice.  After nearly twenty years in private practice he made the decision to return to the university setting and teach.  He is currently a clinical assistant professor of Oral Surgery at Midwestern University Dental Institute in Glendale Arizona.  In his free time, he enjoys many outdoor pursuits with his wife Cindy and Labrador Retriever, Olaf


Registration Information:

Course Fee $169.00

There are three ways to register for our continuing education programs:

  1.  Online click here:  submit completed online registration form and payment process per directions
  2.  By mail:   if you want to pay by check, make it out to Midwestern University, fill out the online form, print it out and send it along with your payment to:

                                  Dr James Pashayan
                                  Office of Continuing Dental Education
                                  Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - AZ
                                  19555 North 59th Avenue
                                  Glendale, AZ  85308

          3.  By email:  scan completed registration form and email to, providing payment information.

Please call 623-572-3870 if you have any questions about course content, directions, registration, etc.  (click to download registration form)

Payment Methods: We accept checks, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa. All checks should be made payable to:  Midwestern University.

Cancellation and Refund Information:

The Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona Continuing Dental Education (MWUCDM-AZ CDE) office reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location for any course if circumstances indicate such a change is advisable. If the MWUCDM-AZ CDE finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be issued. No travel expenses will be refunded to the registrant in the event of course cancellation or cancellation of any registration. Full tuition refunds are issued if the participant cancels in writing two weeks prior to a course. Cancellations processed during the two weeks prior to course date will be refunded tuition minus a late cancellation fee of $75.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received three days prior to the day of the course or in the event of a no-show. Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and polices. A $50 fee will be assessed for all returned payments. Returned payments include returned checks and dishonored credit or debit card payments.

Accreditation Statement:


Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona designates this activity for 6.5 continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, Dr. James Pashayan ( or to ADA CERP at


Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine- Arizona is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.

The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2019. Provider ID Number 342319.

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