Local Anesthesia Refresher Course

Local Anesthesia Refresher Course
Donna Grant-Mills, RDH, MEd, DDS & Frances Sam, DDS, MS
Participation Clinic 1
Thursday, March 7, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
This participation clinic fulfills the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners requirement for dental hygienists to receive recognition to administer local anesthesia by infiltration and inferior alveolar nerve block.
This course is specifically for practitioners who wish to reinforce their foundation knowledge of osseous and cranial nerve structures, and the administration of local anesthesia by infiltration nerve block.
Part one of this course will focus on a review of the anatomical considerations for pain control; the role of the Trigeminal Nerve in sensory and motor innervation; the pharmacology of local anesthetics and vasoconstrictors; the armamentarium; maxillary and mandibular anesthesia techniques and patient management. Part two of this course will provide participants the opportunity to demonstrate competency in evaluating a patient for the delivery of local anesthesia, preparing the armamentarium, administering the inferior alveolar nerve block and managing a patient under local anesthesia.
Course objectives:
1. Identify the anatomical structures and relationships involved in local anesthetic injections.
2. Describe the basic pharmacology of local anesthetics and vasoconstrictors.
3. Demonstrate maxillary and mandibular local anesthesia techniques.
4. Manage all aspects of local anesthetic patient care.
Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency by taking a clinical exam on a separate occasion
This course is sponsored in part by Howard University College of Dentistry.