Dental Patient Safety Foundation
The Dental Patient Safety Foundation is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to improving the safety and quality of dental care by acting as an aggregator of information related to patient safety events (i.e., incidents, near-misses, unsafe conditions) and a confidential reporting site for such events when they occur. The site includes a collection of safety event reports and information about protocols and best practices for dental professionals.
ADA Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: Response Guide
Your patients’ well-being always comes first – this not only applies to oral health, but also to medical emergencies in your dental office. To make sure you and your dental team are ready for any health issues that may arise, take advantage of our dental medical emergency training program. Whether your patient has a seizure, allergic reaction, or another instance that requires immediate care, this kit is your go-to staff training guide. Featuring both a printed guide and training videos, Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office helps you prepare for, identify, and manage potential medical emergencies as they occur. Includes three CE credits. This resource is for purchase.
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, ADA
Recognizing, responding to, effectively managing medical emergencies, plus preventive measures.
Shared Learning: The Red Flags of Syncope
This document prepared by the Dental Patient Safety Foundation defines various forms of syncope, presents fictionalized two case studies of events occurring in an office setting, and recommendations for how to manage them.
Preparing Dental Office Staff Members for Emergencies: Developing a Basic Action Plan
This article provides a basic action plan for all staff members in the dental office to understand how to handle a medical emergency when it happens, including a breakdown of which personnel handle which emergency duties.
Updated Posters to Help Manage Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice
British posters to help manage medical emergencies in dental offices.