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DENT 240 Local Anes/Nitrous Ox Theo/Lab

Credits: 2 (15 Lecture Hours and 30 Lab Hours)

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program

This course is a combination of didactic learning as well as hands-on experience with a lab component. The course builds upon prior foundational knowledge of neurophysiology and dental anatomy as well as introducing pharmacology of local anesthetics and vasoconstrictors. Considerable attention is spent on the following areas, specifically as they pertain to the proper administration of dental local anesthesia: the drugs, the armamentarium, the techniques, and the complications. Emphasis will be placed on Emergency Medicine in the dental office to ensure proper preparation and management of common medical emergencies. Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation will focus on equipment and safety as well as systemic effects and administration techniques.