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CPR Certification Requirements for Dentists in District Of Columbia


District Of Columbia is a unique and special state, and it’s one of the states that has recently seen a surge of support for online-based CPR certification in recent years. 

Just like any state, it’s important to know what the acceptance is for online CPR certifications. Below we’ve prepared a list of the specific approvals of ProTrainings courses for Dentists in the state of District Of Columbia.
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Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for District Of Columbia



  • Dentists and Dental Assistants in the District of Columbia (DC) are required to have a Healthcare Provider level CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.
  • The DC Board of Dentistry requires Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR, AED with practical skills component.
  • Most employers will require a Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR.
  • For continuing education; Dentists and Dental Assistants can claim 4 basic CE credits for BLS/CPR Certification with a practical portion from these national agencies;
 

Course Content


Dentists and Dental Assistants in the District of Columbia 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.



Delivery Modality

Dentists and Dental Assistants in the District of Columbia 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.

List of ALL Board and approval bodies:

DC Board of Dentistry

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for District Of Columbia:

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

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Board Statement:

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
4206 – Dentistry
An applicant for renewal of a license shall submit proof pursuant to § 4206.9 of having completed twenty-five (25) hours of credit, which shall include current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification for health care providers (“CPR certification”) and four (4) hours of infection control in approved continuing education programs within the two-year (2) period preceding the date the license expires.

4306 – Dental Hygiene
An applicant for renewal of a license shall submit proof pursuant to § 4306.7 of having completed fifteen (15) hours of approved continuing education credit, which shall include current CPR certification for healthcare providers at the basic level and two (2) hours of infection control training, obtained within the two (2) year period preceding the date the license expires.

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for District Of Columbia:

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.

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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)

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for District Of Columbia:

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

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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.

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