Aims and Objectives

The aim of this activity is to provide information on the management of various types of medical emergency which may occur in the dental practice. The information given is based on current best practice guidelines. Please note that this is NOT a substitute for practical training on the handling of medical emergencies. It is recommended that dental teams carry out practical training of all members on an annual basis.

  • Understand the training requirements of a dental care professional in medical emergency management.

  • Know the minimum required emergency drugs and equipment that must be available in dental practices.

  • Be able to competently recognise and respond to the most likely medical emergencies that may occur within a dental practice, based on current good practice guidelines.

  • Be able to explain how you would carry out Basic Life Support (BLS), based on current good practice guidelines.


Stephanie Carter RDT, RDH, DTLLS, IQA, MDTFEd.

Tutor, Assessor and Internal Moderator

Stephanie is a registered dental hygienist and therapist and holds a level 5 teaching diploma. She is a qualified assessor, internal moderator (quality assurance) and a qualified CPR and medical emergencies trainer. She is a passionate educator, a member of the faculty of dental trainers and has over 18 years experience in the dental industry.