Medical emergencies response plan: Is your dental clinic ready?


  • Nor Azura Ahmad Tarmidzi Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pathology and Medicine, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Nalisha Mohamed Ramli Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pathology and Medicine, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Norashikin Amran Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pathology and Medicine, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia



dental care, emergency treatment, resuscitation


Dentists should provide a safe environment for all patients and this also includes preparing for the occurrence of medical emergencies in dental setting. Managing medical emergencies must be considered in the initial set up of a dental clinic. Some emergencies are indeed unavoidable hence all dental clinic members must be prepared and well trained to manage medical emergencies. Among the steps that should be taken in preparing dental clinic for medical emergencies are development of emergency plan, evaluation of patients’ risk, monitoring of vital signs, training of staff and availability of emergency drugs and equipment.


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How to Cite

Ahmad Tarmidzi, N. A., Mohamed Ramli, N., & Amran, N. . (2022). Medical emergencies response plan: Is your dental clinic ready?. IIUM Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences, 3(2), 194–202.

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