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Advanced Life Support for Dental Assistants (ALSDA) - $99 for the whole office

Prepares Dental Assistants to be the Patient Safety Experts Their Dentists and Patients Need Them to Be

Risk-proof your dental career against inevitable medical emergencies during dental treatment that are increasing in...

  • Frequency

  • Intensity

  • Diversity

On average, a dental office has an emergency once every 4 years. When it occurs, it can be life-threatening, so the dental office must be prepared.

“Busy dental offices see thousands of patients each year and keeping those visits safe for everyone is essential. Dental assistants are on the front lines of keeping both patients and providers safe.”


Value of Dental Assistants to the Dental Practice

a report commissioned by the DALE Foundation, the official affiliate of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

Are You Ready to Keep Patients Safe?

Statistics suggest a fatality will occur in a large dental practice within the next 5 years.

Dental practices that experience a fatality typically close permanently within 1 month of the event.

How ALSDA prepares Dental Assistants
for their role as the office patient safety experts

ALSDA Equips You

For Your Role


The course prepares you to be the critical link in patient safety and emergency readiness.  If you’re prepared, then the office is prepared.


ALSDA Provides All of the Critical Safety Skills You Need


This online course provides all of the critical safety skills you must have to become the patient safety expert in your office. Complete it at your pace and in the comfort of your home.


ALSDA Gives You Mock Medical Emergency Drills


You'll get everything you need to practice emergencies before they happen - ensuring you're ready for every possible emergency scenario.

Why Dental Assistants Need ALSDA


1) Dental office medical emergencies happen every day across the country and no practice is immune from the possibility of a medical emergency,


2) The emergency preparation of the Dental Assistant is one of the most critical factors in how well the dental team responds to the increasing number of medical emergencies. 


3) Existing courses such as Basic Life Support (BLS), although a critical foundation for handling emergencies do not totally prepare the Dental Assistant to respond effectively to a medical emergency.


Bottom line?


ALSDA prepares Dental Assistants to responsibly play their critical

role in patient safety and to effectively respond to dental office medical emergencies.


How You Benefit
  • You'll be better prepared to competently handle dental office medical emergencies.

  • You'll become the catalyst to make the dental office a safer place for patients to undergo treatment.

  • You'll drive the improvement of the performance of the dental team in the use of emergency equipment, medications, and emergency treatment protocols.

  • With better emergency preparation, you'll help the dental industry reduce the number and severity of negative emergency outcomes.


  • You'll gain improved job security and job mobility,

  • You'll elevate your position and stature within the office.


  • As the above benefits accrue, you'll potentially gain more compensation.

Begin your journey now by getting the ALSDA training course

What’s My Investment?

Initial Training

$99 for the whole dental office

Renewal Training

(every 2 years)

$99 for the whole dental office 

Dental Assistants get...

  • Five Modules worth one hour of CE each

  • MODULE ONE: Anaphylaxis

  • MODULE TWO: Automated External Defibrillator Review

  • MODULE THREE: Emergency Medication Review

  • MODULE FOUR: Pediatric Medical Emergency Preparation

  • MODULE FIVE: Sedation Emergency Management Review

Additional Training Resources Provided Upon Completion of Online Training include:

  • 24 medical emergency treatment algorithms

  • Emergency Drug Kit Inventory Checklist

  • Medical Emergency Plan

  • Pre-Training Checklist for Mock Emergency Drills

  • Post-Training Checklist for Mock Emergency Drills

Not ready to commit?

MEPDO also offers a payment plan of $25 per month for individual Dental Health Care Providers.


Still not convinced of the value? Click below for other patient safety resources for Dental Assistants.

“Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that a medical emergency can in fact happen in my office to one of my patients. I wish I had already taken the ALSDA course and gotten prepared correctly. In the middle of the emergency, I realized that I needed to be the traffic cop in all of the frantic activity. I wasn’t ready for it. Don’t make the same mistake I made. Get ready now.

Janice R.

Boise, ID

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