Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (AGD PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Evolve Dental Institute and NC Dental U. Evolve Dental Institute is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.
ANESTHESIA FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENIST COURSE
Today’s dental hygienist must be knowledgeable in all aspects of the hygiene profession including providing local anesthesia administration to provide comfort to the dental patient. Presented by an *AGD approved CE provider recognized by the NC Dental Board and taught by a North Carolina Licensed Dentist, this course provides the participant with the mechanics to create a positive patient environment with competent pain and anxiety management. All aspects of local anesthesia are explored from pharmacology to anatomy and managing all dental patients requiring local anesthesia. As with any hands-on training course, the participant should realize that competency, and ultimately proficiency, in the administration of local anesthesia requires repeated administration and periodic self- reeducation.
16 hr. Didactic Learning (16 hr. web based and additional self-instruction)
8 hr. Clinical Experience
The clinical course hours will be as follows:
8 hours at EDI/NCDU dental clinic providing local anesthesia consisting of documentation for all maxillary and mandibular techniques (will include a practical examination to evaluate competency.)
**12 Blocks & 12 Infiltrations may be completed on live patients and/or Anesthesia Manikins under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist (All participants may be expected to practice as both a patient and an operator)
*Required Textbook (not included in fee) Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist 3rd Edition by Demetra Daskalos Logothetis, RDH, MS
Registration will close 2 weeks prior to course date
***If prerequisites are not met by due date, participation in clinical course will be denied without reimbursement**