Local Anesthesia Techniques for Dental Hygienists with J. Henry Clarke, dmd, ms & Jill Mason, mph, rdh dates: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, March 14-16 2013



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Local Anesthesia Techniques for Dental Hygienists

with J. Henry Clarke, DMD, MS & Jill Mason, MPH, RDH

Dates: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, March 14-16 2013

LIMITED TO 28 PARTICIPANTS
This course is designed for dental hygienists who would like to obtain certification for administration of local anesthetic or a review of local anesthesia techniques. The course will include medical history considerations, anesthetic agents, anatomy of the oral structures, and clinical injection technique with emphasis on techniques for painless injections.
Objectives:

• Proficiency in the administration of local anesthesia for pain control in dentistry

• Review of anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity

• Information in pharmacology related to drugs and their interactions as used in local anesthesia

• Review of medical history considerations and office emergencies that can be induced by the administration of pain control medication

• Special emphasis on techniques for painless injections


Please bring to class:

Samples of needles, topical and local anesthetic agents used in your office

• Sterile aspirating syringe • Mouth mirror

• Hand or compact mirror • Bib clips

• Lab jacket/clinic attire • Forceps, cotton pliers or hemostat

• Blood pressure cuff • Safety glasses


PLEASE NOTE: The Thursday, Pharmacology Review course is a pre-requisite to this course, Local Anesthesia Techniques for Dental Hygienists, if the registrant is attempting to fulfill the Oregon Board of Dentistry’s requirement for certification in local anesthesia for Oregon registered Dental Hygienists. You must have an active Oregon license if you wish to participate in the clinic portion and are taking this course for Oregon certification. The pharmacology review course is not required if already certified to provide local anesthetic in Oregon.
Target Audience: Oregon Registered Hygienists
Dates & times:

Review- Thursday, March 14, 2013

8:30am to 12:30pm

Tuition: $150

Credits: 4 hours

Location: OHSU School of Dentistry

Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2013

Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuition: $350 per hygienist

Credits: 14 hours



Location: OHSU School of Dentistry
Speakers: J. Henry Clarke, DMD, MS is a Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Sciences and Dental Hygiene at OHSU School of Dentistry. He is an alumnus of the University of Oregon Dental School and has a Master’s Degree in Education/Human Behavior. In addition, he teaches local anesthesia, hypnosis, and control of pain and anxiety. Jill Mason, MPH, RDH is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University and has been on the faculty since 1989. She has a Master of Public Health Degree in Dental Public Health and Health Behavior/Health Education from the University of Michigan. She received her dental hygiene degree from Oregon Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University. She has taught local anesthesia for 25 years and has practiced dental hygiene in both specialty and general dental offices and for the US Public Health Service.


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