Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

Hybrid Format - Hands-On!

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 12 lecture hours and 24 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.

Dates: Online portion: January 2 to March 9, 2019

Clinical Portion: Saturdays, February 2, 8:30 to 4:30, February 23, 8:30 to 4:30, March 2, 8:00 to 4:30.  Snow day, March 9.

Price: $1395

CEUs: 48

Instructors: Katrina Magee, RDH, M.S., Local Anesthesia Coordinator, John Girald, 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:

Required Materials:

  • 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.

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