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Welcome to the Northern Virginia Dental Society!

Founded in 1931, the Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS) is the largest of eight component societies of the Virginia Dental Association and the American Dental Association with over 1,4​00 local member dentists including specialists.


NVDS CE PROGRAM – “Actions and Algorithms for Medical Emergencies or How to Save a Life, Including Your Own!” with Dan Pompa, DDS

  • Fri, May 20, 2022 | 8:30 AM - Fri, May 20, 2022 | 4:00 PM
  • Location: Tysons Corner Marriott
  • Address: 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA
  • Contact: Erin Matlock
  • Email:
  • Phone: 703/642-5297

Registration is closed.

In-Person Continuing Education Lecture
Registration starts at 8 am
Full Day - 6 CE
**Deadline 5/13/22**
Register today. Space is limited.

NVDS has secured a room block rate of $189 if you wish to arrive the night before. Reserve your room(s) HERE or call the hotel (703)734-3200 and mention the NVDS room block to reserve.



The seminar provides the essential knowledge and skills to handle life threatening emergencies in an office setting. Indications for emergency drug use and proper dosages are clearly detailed. We will discuss how best to assemble and maintain an ideal drug kit. We will provide background and practical know-how for critical tests that will reduce overall risks. This seminar will review and provide each participant with color coded instructional cards depicting the most common life threatening situations with algorithms providing an easy, step-by-step action plan for both dentist and staff. The latest routes of administration for each of the "Top 10" Essential Drugs will be demonstrated. There are no IV drugs included. We will also review the legal and moral obligations that are presented by a medical emergency. This is presented as an interactive (voluntary basis) learning experience. Over a dozen prizes will be given out throughout the presentation.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the most frequent life threatening emergencies and know when and why they occur.
  • Diagnose and manage medical crisis events, utilizing a systematic approach depicted on instructional color-coded cards.
  • Utilize three (3) simple chair-side, non-invasive tests.
  • Understand legal and moral obligations presented by medical emergencies.
  • Develop an office team approach for managing your staff during a crisis situation

About Our Presenter:

After graduating from New York University College of Dentistry in 1978, Dr. Daniel G. Pompa completed a General Practice Residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital, followed by specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Lincoln Hospital, New York Medical College. In 1982, he became a Fellow of The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and in 1992 a Fellow in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dan is now a visiting speaker at eight Dental Schools throughout the U.S.

Dr. Pompa is now an author with eight courses on-line and has published in many journals such as: The Journal of the American Dental Association, Dentistry Today and the New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. He has been featured as a Seminar Series Speaker/Consultant for the American Dental Association. Dr. Pompa is now a Colgate Speaker and has a course "Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice" on the Colgate Website. Dentistry Today has cited Dr. Pompa as a "Leader in Continuing Education in 2018, 2019 and 2020". He has presented over 600 lectures both Nationally and Internationally. His main topic "Actions and Algorithms for Medical Emergencies, How to Save a Life - Including Your Own" has now been presented throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, South America and in Europe.

Dan’s published articles are all available on the website:

Dr. Daniel G. Pompa practiced as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for over 30 years in New York City and is now lecturing full-time. He has organized several Charity Golf Tournaments to raise money for our Veterans at the Northport VA Hospital. Dan has been the host of the "New York Classic Film Club" which is in its sixth year and meets at the Port Washington Public Library on Long Island, New York.

Dr. Dan G. Pompa is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT Guided Surgery in the field of Dental Implantology. His patent (U.S. Patent #5,320,529) is cited today by over 250 patents.

The Northern Virginia Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. See each course description for the number of continuing education credits designated by the Northern Virginia Dental Society.