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UM Bannatyne: Dentistry Building: Room-D016, Hamilton Lecture Theatre
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This course will prepare dental hygienists to become competent in the administration of both block and infiltration local anesthesia. Emphasis is placed on the mechanisms of pain and a thorough understanding of the pharmacology of drugs used in dentistry and their interactions with the patient’s current medical conditions and medications. The course has a self study component which occurs prior to the threeday workshop. Following a review of the information included in the self-study materials, participants will complete a pre-clinical examination which has a passing grade of 70 per cent. During Days 2 and 3, participants will receive over-the-shoulder coaching as they administer local anesthesia on each other. Upon successful completion of the clinical competency
examination at the end of the program, participants will be issued a certificate of completion.
Diane Girardin, RDH
Course Director and Instructor for Local Anesthetic Course for Dental Hygienists;
Instructor; School of Dental Hygiene, College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
And Other Members of the School of Dental Hygiene
45 Hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credit