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DHYG 416 Pain Management III: Adjunctive Techniques (0.5 credits)

Prerequisite Current enrollment in Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.

Course Description
This course builds on the foundations of Pain Management I (DHYG 326). Students will be introduced to supplemental and alternative injection techniques, computerized and specialized injection devices, and new drugs and other technologies for use in dentistry. Students will practice new injection techniques and experience a variety of specialty dental injection devices in lab situations.

Student Outcomes
1. Consistently and accurately, demonstrate and apply;
a. knowledge of head and neck anatomy the pertinent to supplemental and alternative local anesthetic injections covered in this course to include: Gow-Gates, infra-orbital, Periodontal Ligament (PDL), mylohyoid, intraosseous
b. proficiency in the principles for safe and effective administration of dental local anesthetics
c. clinically acceptable techniques for each injection introduced
d. knowledge of all components of adjunctive delivery devices introduced safe and effective handling, use, and maintenance of adjunctive delivery devices introduced
e. selection of local anesthetic agents and calculation of drug doses and the MRDs for each drug based on patient assessment factors.

2. Describe and discuss common local anesthetic complications and their prevention and treatment for injections introduced.

3. Identify and discuss proper symptomatic treatment of medical emergencies related to complications for injections introduced.

4. Describe and discuss the pharmacology and mechanism of action of local anesthetic agents, commonly used vasoconstrictors, and the impact of local anesthesia reversal drugs.

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