Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist
- Permission Required:
- Dental Hygiene
- (DEH1002 and DEH1002L and DEH1800 and DEH1800L and DES1601)
- Corequisite Narrative:
- 2.00 Credits
- 2.00 Hours
This course provides the study of anxiety and pain management techniques used in dental practice settings involving current concepts in the administration of topical and local anesthesia. Topics covered in this course include the following: theory of pain control, pain control modalities, neurophysiology, pharmacology, techniques of administration, infection control, and medical emergencies involving local anesthesia. This course is limited to dental hygiene students currently enrolled in the limited access dental hygiene program. Student achievement in this course is graded as 'Pass/Fail'. 30 class hours.