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CPD Approx.1:00 Hours

P270 Medical Risk Assessment in Dental Practices

  • About This Course

Medical emergencies in general dental practice are thankfully a rare occurrence but they can occur at any time. This article looks at what is required from dental staff in an emergency and what should be in the emergency drug kit. The training of staff is also discussed, as well as the ABCDE of emergency management.


This course aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the importance of medical risk assessment in dental practice. An overview of the required emergency drugs and the ABCDE steps, is given.


  • To understand medical risk assessments for the dental practice.
  • To know the emergency drugs for a dental practice.
  • To understand the acronym ABDCE for the dental practice.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to explain the importance of medical risk assessment in dental practice, discuss the required emergency drugs and explain the ABCDE steps.

GDC Development Outcomes

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