CPR Class Content Requirements for Utah Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists in Utah need a Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level. Required skills include; Adult, child and infant CPR, AED, and use of a bag-valve-mask. Some Dental Hygienists may also need a First Aid course as well, but this is determined by the employer.


Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Dentistry CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Dentistry requires Healthcare Provider level CPR certification with practical skills component that is accepted by the Board, AGD/PACE, or ADA/CERP approved.

Board Statement

R156-69-202. Qualifications for Anesthesia and Analgesia Permits - Dentist
In accordance with Subsection 58-69-301(4)(b), the qualifications for anesthesia and analgesia permits are:
(b) documentation of current CPR or BCLS certification;

R156-69-204. Dental Hygienist.
In accordance with Subsection 58-69-301(4)(b), the qualifications for a local anesthesia permit are the following:
(4) documentation of current CPR or BCLS certification.

R156-69-502. Unprofessional Conduct.
(7) failing to personally maintain current CPR or BCLS certification, or employing patient care staff who fail to maintain current CPR or BCLS certification;

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

AGD requires to maintain CPR for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation component that is approved through the AGD Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) program. AGD PACE accredited organizations listed here.

Board Statement

142 Medical emergency training and CPR
Training to ensure appropriate action in the event of an unexpected injury or illness occurring during dental treatment or within the dental office. Training topics may include medical emergency prevention; development of an action plan, recognition of patient distress and emergency drugs and equipment.

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Choose Your CPR Training Method

Dental Hygienists in Utah are required to do the Basic Life Support level of CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that usually includes a practical skills evaluation through a classroom or blended training process. 100% online CPR will only be an option upon the discretion of the employer or institution and is not always accepted by the state licensing department or for continuing education credits.

Some employers may require a specific type of training or may leave it up to the state’s requirement. If you are not certain of your employer's requirement, make sure to check with them about both the training type and the required course content.

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