Continuing Education

Emergency Medical Education for Dentistry (EMED), ACLS and BLS

With Scott A. Cooper, EMT-P


Receive your ALCS and BLS certification in one class!


Instructor: Scott A. Cooper, EMT-P

Date: Friday-Saturday, October 10-11, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Credits: 16 CE Participation Credits

Tuition: $725 Dentist/ $425 Dental Auxiliary

Location: OHSU/OAGD Continuing Dental Education Department;

2730 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97201


If a medical emergency presented itself at your dental office, would you be prepared? Can your staff recognize a real emergency, understand what to expect, and know the effective steps to manage the event? It will be presented so that it is understandable to all members of the dental team and is focused on preparing everyone involved with the patient to perform roles appropriate for their license level. This unique course relates medical emergencies to the dental setting and will help you and your staff build confidence.

This course provides the required CE for medical emergencies per OARs for dentists & dental hygienists, including those with nitrous oxide, minimal, moderate sedation permits. It also strictly adheres to BLS and ACLS guidelines and meets certification requirements for moderate sedation permit holders.



• Recognize and manage, or assist managing, respiratory arrest, airway obstruction (laryngospasm), allergic reaction, bronchospasm, seizures, emesis – aspiration, hyper- and hypotension, respiratory depression, syncope, stroke, cardiac arrest and non-arrest events.

• Develop an emergency plan for your dental setting, to include roles for staff members, EMS access and egress, guide sheets and patient documentation for EMS providers.



Scott Cooper is a paramedic/firefighter and EMS educator, with 24 years of field and 28 years of teaching experience, including ACLS, PALS and BLS; EMT and paramedic training programs. He has served as a preceptor for paramedic interns; examiner for state and national EMT through paramedic licensing exams and has been a professional speaker for EMS conferences. He has educated hundreds of dentists and oral surgeons in ACLS, PALS and BLS.