3 CE credits
This course was
written for dentists,
Supplement to Penn Well Publications
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While life-threatening medical emergencies are
uncommon in the dental practice environment,
most professionals will be responsible for
managing multiple emergency events
throughout their careers. By planning for the
unexpected, dental teams hone their skills and
build the necessary confidence to cope with
these high pressure situations. Although some
emergencies are unavoidable, participants in
this course will be provided with information
and tools to prepare for, prevent and definitively
manage the most common medical emergencies
that occur in general dental practice.
Following these units of instruction,
the dental practitioner will be able to
do the following:
1. Describe ten practices that prepare
dental teams for the most common
2. Define the potential roles of team
members in a basic emergency
3. Discuss how the American Society
of Anesthesiologists physical status
classification system can be used to
identify “at risk” patients.
Linda Lawson, RDH, BS, is based in New York and has more than 17
years of experience in the dental profession. She received her associate's
degree in 1999 from New York City College of Technology. In 2014, she
attained her bachelor of science in dental hygiene from Farmingdale
State College and was subsequently inducted into the Sigma Phi Alpha
Dental Hygiene Society. In addition to clinical practice, Linda has worked
as an adjunct dental assistant instructor and is currently a professional
educator on behalf of Waterpik Inc. Linda is thrilled to be on the
National Cancer Network (NCN) Visionary Team where she works to raise
awareness to prevent late-stage diagnosis of all cancers.
Linda Lawson, RDH, BS, has no commercial ties with the sponsors or the
providers of the unrestricted educational grant for this course.
Publication date: May 2017
Expiration date: June 2020
This educational activity was developed by Penn Well’s Dental Group with no commercial support.
This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, from novice to skilled.
Educational Methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.
Provider Disclosure: Penn Well does not have a leadership position or a commercial interest in any products or services
discussed or shared in this educational activity nor with the commercial supporter. No manufacturer or third party has had
any input into the development of course content.
Requirements for Successful Completion: To obtain 3 CE credits for this educational activity you must pay the required
fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation and obtain a score of at least 70%.
CE Planner Disclosure: Heather Hodges, CE Coordinator does not have a leadership or commercial interest with products
or services discussed in this educational activity. Heather can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result
in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses
and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.
Image Authenticity Statement: The images in this educational activity have not been altered.
Scientific Integrity Statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents
the most current information available from evidence based dentistry.
Known Benefits and Limitations of the Data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the
data and information contained in reference section. The research data is extensive and provides direct benefit to the patient
and improvements in oral health.
Registration: The cost of this CE course is $59.00 for 3 CE credits.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by
contacting PennWell in writing.
PennWell designates this activity for 3 continuing educational credits.
Dental Board of California: Provider 4527, course registration number CA# 03-4527-15164
“This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 3 units of continuing education.”
The PennWell Corporation 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 the 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 (11/1/2015) to
(10/31/2019) Provider ID# 320452.
INS TAN T EXAM CODE 15164
Preparedness in Dental
A Peer-Reviewed Publication
Written by Linda Lawson, RDH, BS