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A medical emergency, although rare, can happen at any time in a dental practice. Therefore, it is important that all members of the dental team know their role in dealing with such an emergency. This section provides a brief overview of the medical emergencies that might be encountered in a dental practice, training that dental teams are required to undertake, lists of the equipment and drugs required, details of the preparation required for dealing effectively with medical emergencies and considerations for the provision of domiciliary care.

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