CPR Class Content Requirements for Maryland Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists in Maryland 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.

State Board of Dental Examiners CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners requires that a CPR certification be continuously maintained and must not expire. A course from AHA, ARC, or equivalent provider approved by the board and adheres to the Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer level training standards with a practical skills component.

Board Statement

CPR Course: No continuing education credit. Dentists and dental hygienists must maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification without a lapse. The program must be completed through: (1) The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers; (2) The American Red Cross’s Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Professional Rescuers; or (3) An equivalent program approved by the Board.

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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 Maryland 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 accepted by the state licensing department.

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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Nationally Approved

US Coast Guard
Dental Assisting National Board
Academy of General Dentistry