This course is designed to prepare student dental hygienists for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia nerve blocks and infiltrations. The course includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction.  Course topics include the psychology of pain management, patient assessment and treatment planning, anesthesia techniques, complications, pharmacology of anesthetic agents, emergency precautions and management, ethical considerations, and a review of anatomy and physiology in relation to the administration of anesthetic agents. Upon successful completion of this course, and graduation, participants will have completed the educational requirements for a local anesthesia permit for the state of New Hampshire. (Prerequisites: ADED 103C, ADED 114C, ADED 136C, ADED 140C, and CHEM 125C)