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Contact Hours : 60

Local Anesthesia for Today’s Dental Hygienist: Certification Course (Jan, 2020)

Jan 24 12:00 AM - Jan 26 12:00 AM, 2020   |   Gainesville, Florida  United States Of America
Organized by : University of Florida Health (UF Health)
Specialties : Dental Hygienist
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Local Anesthesia for Today’s Dental Hygienist: Certification Course is organized by University of Florida Health (UF Health) and will be held from Jan 24 - 26, 2020 at UF College Of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America.

60 contact hours. Participation.

30 hr. didactic (5 hr. live and 25 hr. web-based and self-instruction)
30 hr. clinical (15 hr. live and 15 hr. observational)

Course Description:
Today’s dental hygienist must be knowledgeable in all aspects of the hygiene profession including providing local anesthesia administration to provide comfort to the dental patient. Presented by the *ADA CERP recognized University of  Florida Office of Continuing Dental Education and utilizing University of Florida faculty, this course provides the participant with the mechanics to create a positive patient environment with competent pain and anxiety management.

All aspects of local anesthesia are explored from pharmacology to anatomy and managing all dental patients requiring local anesthesia. Special emphasis is placed on administering anesthesia to a periodontal patient. Practice management aspects are provided with “pearls” to utilize quality local anesthesia administration by the dental hygienist as a practice builder involving today’s demanding patient.

As with any hands-on training course, the participant should realize that competency, and ultimately proficiency, in the administration of local anesthesia requires repeated administration and periodic self-reeducation.

Course Goals:
The goals of this class are to assist the dental hygienist to become:
• Knowledgeable in the use and administration of local anesthetics in all aspects of dentistry including periodontal patients
• Knowledgeable in the pharmacology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry and anatomy related to the administration of local anesthetics in a practical common sense approach
• Knowledgeable and competent in the physical and psychological evaluation of the patient prior to receiving local anesthetic or dental treatment
• Knowledgeable in the side effects, complications and the management of those problems associated with local anesthetics to maintain safety as a priority

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be trained in:
• Scope of pain and anxiety control
• Neurophysiology
• Pharmacology of local anesthetics and vasoconstrictors
• Armamentarium
• Physical and psychological evaluation
• Anatomic considerations, clinical application and supplemental injection techniques
• Local and systemic complications

Prerequisites – Due the Monday prior to the course.
• Read and study textbook (listed under Required Materials) and Course Curriculum Guide
• Complete all online course assignments

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Conference Fee Details

Conference Fee : USD $1,449.00
Early Fee : USD $1299.00
Early Fee Last date : Dec 24, 2019

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Venue Address

UF College Of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, Florida, United States Of America

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