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 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. Prerequisites, required documents and materials: Current RDH license, proof of liability insurance, proof of current CPR, Medical History form, Local Anesthesia Consent Form, Informed Consent form, and clinic attire.
Online portion: December 16, 2015 through March 9, 2016
Clinical Portion: Saturday Feb 6, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Feb 20, 8:30 am-4:30 pm and Feb 27, 8:00 am-4:30 pm; Snow date: Saturday, Mar 5
Instructors: Katrina Magee, RDH, M.S., Local Anesthesia Coordinator, John J. 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:
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.