Local anesthesia course
Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry offers a one-of-a-kind local anesthesia and nitrous oxide course for dental hygienists, taught by full-time faculty members of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery .This course has a comfortable and easy learning format. The classroom setting provides plenty of opportunities to ask questions as they arise; you can feel free to talk with your colleagues and compare notes along the way.
The course provides instruction on both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration in a 36-hour format. It includes 23 hours of didactic lecture sessions with interactive group-participation quizzes; 10 hours of hands-on clinical applications under faculty supervision; two hours of written examinations with group review and discussion of answers; and a one-hour written comprehensive evaluation for certification.
Topics covered include pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, medical emergencies, legal considerations and techniques for administration of local anesthetic to the maxilla and mandible. Participants will receive clinical instruction under direct faculty supervision and will complete in-class evaluation quizzes to meet Board of Dentistry requirements for certification.