Local Anesthesia and Pain Control for the Dental Hygienist in the Community
The Indiana State Board of Dentistry recently added the administration of local anesthetics as a permitted function of a trained Dental Hygienist. This course will provide the required didactic and laboratory requirements for certification as set forth by the Indiana Dental Board. It will include 15 hours of didactic and 14 hours of laboratory instruction. Dental hygienist will be required to be present on site for the entire 29 hours. Upon completion of the course the student will be eligible to sit for the anesthesia portion of the North East Regional Board (NERB) examination, a secondary requirement in applying for an Indiana Local Anesthesia Permit. This course is recommended for currently licensed dental hygienists. Continuing education credits will be granted.
Included in the course will be concepts and experiences in:
(1) theory of pain control
(2) selection of pain control modalities
(5) pharmacology of local anesthetics
(6) pharmacology of vasoconstrictors
(7) psychological aspects of pain control
(8) systemic complications
(9) techniques of maxillary and mandibular anesthesia
(10) infection control
(11) local anesthesia medical emergencies
*Participants will act as live patients. A complete medical history will be mandatory.*
The entire course will be conducted in the Dunes Medical/Professional Building, Second Floor – Room 2074, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway Street, Gary, IN 46408.
*A parking pass is not necessary (park in student lot on 33rd Avenue).*