Medical Emergencies for the Dental Office

9/27/2019 • 3 CEUs
AzDA dentist price
$150   (Save 25%)
$200 Non-member dentist price
Save My Seat Anthony Caputo, DDS, FACD, FICD, DADBA, DNDBA

Course Description

Medical emergencies can happen anytime and to anyone present in the dental office -- patients, staff or the dentist as well as family or friends who came to the office with the patient. Having appropriate prevention systems in place can mean the difference between successfully surviving a catastrophic event and having an unfortunate outcome. You will leave the course with a strong understanding of how to prevent medical emergencies through proper patient assessment and preparation and how to efficiently manage an emergency through early recognition and treatment.



  • What to do in the event of a medical emergency including early recognition and treatment.
  • Airway management as it pertains to basic cardiac life support as well as the use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
  • How to prevent medical emergencies through proper patient evaluation and preparation.
  • How to efficiently manage an emergency through early recognition and treatment.


Anthony Caputo, DDS, FACD, FICD, DADBA, DNDBA:

Biography: Dr. Caputo graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Dentistry and then pursued residency training in Hospital Dentistry at UCLA followed by Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Caputo has a private practice limited to anesthesia providing office-based care for pediatric and adult patients as well as patients with special needs for dentists throughout Arizona. He is a Diplomat of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Caputo is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He serves as the Senior Associate Director of the West-Central Zone for Lutheran Medical Center's Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency and is Faculty with the Dental Anesthesia and Pediatric Dentistry Residency programs. Dr. Caputo is a journal reviewer for Special Care in Dentistry, the journal of the Special Care Dentistry Association. Additionally, he teaches at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He is a sedation and anesthesia evaluator for the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners and serves on the Anesthesia Committee for the Board as well as being an Anesthesia expert for the Board. Dr. Caputo is Past President of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and currently serves as an Arizona Delegate to the ADA as well as Speaker of the House for the Arizona Dental Association.


Anthony Charles Caputo, DDS, PC, FACD, FICD, DADBA, DNDBA

Dentist Anesthesiologist and President, Southwest Dental Anesthesia Services

Fellow, American College of Dentists

Fellow, International College of Dentists

Diplomat, American Dental Board of Anesthesiology

Diplomat, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology


8:30-9:00am - Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00-Noon - Lecture



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