Course lectures for this introductory study of the concepts and techniques of delivering intraoral anesthesia are provided online and coordinated with clinical practice. Emphasis is on the 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 21.5 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 ADEX exam and obtaining NH permit, hygienists will be qualified to administer local anesthesia according to NH law.
Online portion: September 27th - November 22, 2021
Clinical Portion (AT NHTI): Saturdays, Oct 30, Nov 6, & Nov 20 8:00 to 4:30 in MacRury Hall - M139, M140
Required Textbook: Local Anesthesia for the Dental Professional, 2nd edition, 2015, by Bassett, DiMarco & Naughton, ISBN- 978-0-13-307771-1
Email the forms in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org within 10 days of registration to secure your seat.
Personal Protective Equipment: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: an N95 face mask, face shield, gloves, scrubs, and a fluid resistant lab jacket.
*PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be officially registered until ALL paperwork as well as payment has been submitted.
Instructors: Katrina Magee & Dr. Shannon Farrell