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Emergency Preparedness for the Dental Profession


Approximately 37 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Emergency Preparedness for the Dental Profession" is designed to give you a brief overview of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) agents, and the role that the dental profession plays in preparing for and managing CBRNE events.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology with the aid of Dr. Patsy Fujimoto. Creation of the course was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. List the major classes of weapons and prevention strategies for each of them.
  2. Describe the functional response roles of for one’s profession.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. List the major classes of weapons and several characteristics associated with them.
  2. Describe the functional response roles that dentists may take in the event of an emergency.

Target Audiences:

Dentists, Other Public Health personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.