Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS
Hany Emam, BDS, MS

January 25-26, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Postle Hall, OSU Campus
(Course includes 13 hours self-paced online content)
This course for dental hygienists in the state of Ohio will cover the basic concepts of the administration of local anesthesia. This self-study, lecture, hands-on course is designed to prepare the participant for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia and pain control. Participants will complete 13 hours of on-line self-study prior to attending the 16 hour lecture and hands-on sessions. Participants will be taught in the Ohio State University College of Dentistry under the supervision of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculty and Dental Hygiene faculty.   All participants will give and receive injections and will be asked to complete a consent form and provide proof of current vaccinations prior to attending. (Click the "Course Details" tab in navigation menu on the left side of this page for more information.)
This 29-hour course consists of lecture, demonstrations and hands-on clinical experiences. Completion of this course prepares one to take the CDCA/NERB examination required for dental hygiene local anesthesia credentialing in Ohio. (The CDCA/NERB examination must be scheduled separately from this course.)

Once you have registered for this course the Continuing Dental Education office will send you an email 6 weeks prior to the live portion of the course instructing you on how to begin the online portion of the course.
View the course objectives and requirements by clicking the "Course Details" tab in the navigation menu. 

Comments from previous course participants:

"This course was amazing and the instructors made me comfortable within the first 5 minutes of the course.   The environment was relaxed and fun!"

"I came in worried I would not get all the information needed because I came from a different state and I was very partial to my school.  I enjoyed this course and the instructors very much!  I look forward to more CE courses available with them."

"Fun and great food!"

"I really appreciated the quality "one on one" time that was given during the clinic portion. That is when everything we had studied came together."

"I am a seasoned hygienist and I would highly recommend this course to all hygienists. It was absolutely empowering!"

"I was forced (to attend the) program, and was not the least bit excited... In the clinic on the first day I was crying and truly wanted to leave.  After the first injections that day I loved it! ...Thank you to my doctor...and thank you to the staff here.  I've been completely changed and rather than feeling defeated, I now feel empowered!"

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