DHG 230 Pain Management in Dental Hygiene

This course is a study of the theory of pain management in dental hygiene and dentistry. Topics include general anesthesia, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation and topical anesthesia. In addition, the course includes a review of head and neck anatomy; neurophysiology; anesthetic pharmacology; management of local and systemic anesthetic complications; evaluation of the patient; mandibular and maxillary local anesthesia techniques; and infection control and exposure control protocol. Prerequisite: DHG 119, DHG 128 and sophomore standing. Instructional Support Fee applies. 1 credit Fall; Day only

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