Advanced Life Support for Dental Assistants (ALSDA) Prepares Dental Assistants to be the Patient Safety Expert Their Dentists and Patients Need Them to Be
Join the best Dental Assistants nationwide who are getting expertly prepared by ALSDA to protect both their patients and their dental practice during medical emergencies
“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)
How ALSDA prepares Dental Assistants
for their role as the office patient safety experts
Accept Your Role
Understand that when it comes to patient safety and readiness, you are the critical link. If you’re prepared, then the office is prepared.
Register for and complete the ALSDA Emergency Training course
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.
Earn your Certificate of Competency
Upon completion of the online training, you'll be awarded a certificate recognizing your competency in patient safety tools and skills.
Why Dental Assistants Need ALSDA
(ALSDA) exists for three reasons:
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.
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?
$249 for an individual Dental Assistant
$199 per Dental Assistant in the same dental office (minimum of 3)
5 online training modules worth 15 hours of Continuing Education credit
24 medical emergency treatment algorithms worth another 24 hours of CE credit if you conduct the mock drills
Emergency Drug Kit Inventory Checklist
Medical Emergency Plan
Not ready to commit?
AAFDO also offers a payment plan of $25 per month for individual Dental Assistants.
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“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.