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
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.
Upcoming course offerings