DHY 253 - Local Anesthesia
Course Description: This course prepares the student to administer local anesthesia as part of clinical dental hygiene practice. Building on previous knowledge, the course focuses on an integration of pharmacology, head and neck anatomy and techniques used in the administration of local anesthesia. Preventing and managing local anesthetic emergencies is also addressed.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 200 and DHY 203, both with a C or better; completion of DHY 201
Note(s): Open to Dental Hygiene degree students only
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify anatomical considerations related to the administration of local anesthesia.
- Demonstrate proper techniques and safety measures when administering local anesthesia.
- Apply appropriate action steps in potential local anesthetic emergencies.
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