School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Medical History Evaluation and Management of Medical Emergencies

Core Competency Credit Course 

Learn why taking and evaluating a patient's medical history is one of the most important responsibilities of the dental team. This comprehensive course is designed to provide you with a general review and evaluation of medical conditions and emergencies one might encounter in the dental office.

By applying didactic material to practical situations you will learn how to:

  • obtain a complete medical history from a patient.
  • determine when a medical consultation is necessary before initiating dental treatment on a patient.
  • identify when modifications in dental treatment must be made related to a patient's specific medical condition.
  • assess the type of premedication needed for a patient with a specific medical condition.
  • recognize which drugs to avoid when treating a patient with a specific medical condition.
  • determine the type of emergency situation that may arise when treating a patient with a specific medical condition.
  • be prepared to take appropriate action in a given emergency situation.

Original release date: 1979. Date last reviewed: 2014. Expiration date: 2017.


Registration Information

Mail in your registration form along with your check or credit card information.

Call us at 612-625-1418 or 800-685-1418 and use your credit card to register.

Fax your registration form and credit card information to 612-624-8159.

Register online via our secure website.


Tuition and Fees



12 hours

Minnesota credits: 12 core (management of medical emergencies)

Materials provided
  • 1 pre-test
  • 1 workbook
  • 1 manual
  • 1 post-test

Materials that are yours to keep for future reference:

  • 1 manual
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