Hands-On! - Hybrid Format
Course lectures for this introductory study of the basic concepts and techniques of delivering intraoral anesthesia are provided online and coordinated with clinical practice. Emphasis will be on prediction and prevention of medical complications. Curriculum includes head and neck anatomy, armamentarium, pharmacology, neurophysiology, patient evaluation and management, record keeping and risk management. The goal is to safely select and administer adequate local anesthesia for use in painless periodontal treatment.
Course consists of 24 lecture hours and 12 clinical hours in which students practice injection techniques on partners under the supervision of NH-licensed dentists and qualified dental hygienists. Upon successful completion of the course and the NERB exam and obtaining NH permit, hygienists will be qualified to administer local anesthesia according to NH law.
Online portion: December 29, 2014 through March 24, 2015
Clinical Portion: Saturday February 7, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, March 7, 8:30 am-4:30 pm and March 14, 8:00 am-4:30 pm; Snow dates: Saturdays, February 14 and March 21
Instructors: Katrina Magee, RDH, M.S., Local Anesthesia Coordinator, Dr. Stephen Hoffman, DMD & Team
Required Textbook: Local Anesthesia for the Dental Professional, 2nd edition, 2015, by Bassett, DiMarco & Naughton, ISBN- 978-0-13-307771-1
Prerequisites and required documents:
- Proof of current CPR
- Proof of liability insurance
- Copy of current RDH license
- Medical History Form (Download and Print)
- Informed Consent Form (Download and Print)
- Local Anesthesia Consent Form (Download and Print)
- Clinic attire (uniform, lab coat, safety glasses)
OL This course will have an on-line component. Students are required to have a personal email address (not the office email address), internet access, a computer, and possess basic computer skills.