Basic Emergency Preparedness for Dental Professionals


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Course Description

This course is provided by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

This online course, designed for the practicing dental professional, uses industry best-practices and dental association recommendations to educate the dental practitioner about the preparation for and response to disasters and other public health emergencies.

This course is provided by the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and will require a secondary login.                                                                                                  

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Target Audience

This course is designed for dental professionals.

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Roles and responsibilities of the dental team
  2. Disaster preparedness and planning
  3. Emergency care of disaster patients

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

None listed

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities

  1. 3 Emergency Operations Coordination
  2. 8 Medical Countermeasure Dispensing
  3. 9 Medical Materiel Management and Distribution 

Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competency Model

  1. 1.1 Solve problems under emergency conditions.
  2. 3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.
  3. 3.3 Participate in improving the organization’s capacities.
  4. 3.4 Refer matters outside of one's scope of legal authority through the chain of command.


Online/ Self-study 

Credit /CEU

None available


4 hrs.


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