Legislation and Resources

All dental care professionals are required to update their medical emergency training annually as required by the General dental council. This must be at least 2 hours every year and 10 hours every five year cycle.

Dental practices must adhere to CQC regulations to ensure their practice is prepared and equipped to competently manage a medical emergency. Both the General Dental Council and CQC endorse the guidelines set out by the resuscitation council.

Please see below the links to their guidance:




Tel: 07961 834618

professional resuscitation training for dental teams

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"Training should be highly rewarding,

memorable, inspirational and fun too!.."

"The last thing anyone who trains people wants to do is take you back to those long boring lessons at school! What we train people to do might one day turn out to be the difference between life and death,

we firmly believe if the training experience is informal, factual but interesting when it comes to learning how you cope with an emergency in your surgery, hopefully the training will have been memorable enough to trigger remembering the correct procedure"


Ann Clark

R.D.H., R.D.T., F.A.E.T.C.

   What do I need to do?

GDC requirement for ALL registered dental

care professionals:

A minimum of 10 hours in every 5 year CPD cycle must be spent on Medical Emergencies and CPR. This must be certified & recorded as verifiable CPD.

We offer bespoke resuscitation training for dental teams, at your premises and at a time to suit you. Our comprehensive training covers not only Basic/Intermediate Life Support (CPR), & AED (Defibrillator) training but also recognition & immediate care for medical emergencies common to dental practice.

We will check that your emergency drugs kit is easily accessible and compliant for your CQC inspection

We will check that all Clinical staff are familiar with the

administration of Oxygen Therapy

This training is CPD verifiable and eGDC compliant certificates of attendance will be supplied.

What to remember.

All dental care professionals should be trained to deal with medical emergencies on their premises.

These skills should be practised regularly & updated at least annually.

Specific emergency drugs & equipment should be immediately available in all dental surgery premises.

If you would like more information on how we can help you to acheive the required status, please fill in our form below, let us know where you are and how many staff you have, and we'll come back to you with some of the options available.

Resuscitation Council Quality standards for primary dental care:


Resuscitation Council Quality Standards: Primary Dental Care equipment list:


Resuscitation Council Covid 19 update:


NICE Medicine Guidance: Prescribing in dental practice - Medical Emergency Drugs for the dental practice:


General Dental Council: Medical Emergency Guidance: https://www.gdc-uk.org/information-standards-guidance/standards-and-guidance/gdc-guidance-


Care Quality Commission: Dental mythbuster 4: Drugs and equipment for a medical emergency: