CPR Class Content Requirements for Connecticut Dentists

Dentists and Dental Assistants in Connecticut usually 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 Dentists may also need a First Aid course as well, but this is determined by the employer.


Connecticut State Dental Commission CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The Connecticut State Dental Commission requires Healthcare Provider level CPR certification with practical skills component that is accepted by the Board, ADA/CERP, AGD/PACE, programs recognized by CODA, or ADA/CERP approved.

Board Statement

Connecticut licensed Dentists are required to participate in continuing education (CE) activities:

The ten (10) mandatory topics for continuing education activities prescribed by the Commissioner are: Prescribing controlled substances and pain management; Record keeping/risk management,; Infection control; Access to care; HIPAA compliance; Medical emergencies in the dental office (including current training in CPR); Sexual assault and domestic abuse; Cultural competence; Mental health conditions common to veterans; and Diagnostic technology.

Section 20-126c. Continuing Education for License Renewal.

5. (b)(3)(C) Qualifying continuing education activities include, but are not limited to, courses offered or approved by: the American Dental Association (ADA) or state, district or local dental associations and societies affiliated with the American Dental Association; national, state, district or local dental specialty organizations or the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD); a hospital or other health care institution; dental schools or other schools of higher education accredited or recognized by the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or a regional accrediting organization; agencies or businesses whose programs are accredited or recognized by the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA); local, state or national medical associations; a state or local health department; or the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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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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Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

DANB requires Dental Assistant professionals to maintain a CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation. DANB accepted providers listed here.

Board Statement

Recertification Requirements:
1. Earn CDE credits every year. Earning Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credits is one requirement for DANB recertification. There are a variety of ways to earn CDE credits, including in-person and online.
2. Hold current DANB-accepted CPR certification. All DANB certificants must have current CPR, BLS or ACLS certification from a DANB-accepted provider.

Board Req. Board Info

Choose Your CPR Training Method

Dentists and Dental Assistants in Connecticut are required to do the Basic Life Support level of CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that 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 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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