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DHYG 138 Pain Control

2 credits
Students study topics pertinent to pain control in a dental office setting. General concepts of pain perception, pharmacology of pain control drugs, and nitrous oxide sedation are presented and discussed. Students learn to evaluate each client for appropriate pain control drug choices and/or techniques.

Prerequisites: DHYG 121 , DHYG 122 , DHYG 123 , DHYG 124 , DHYG 127 , DHYG 137 , DHYG 139 .

Corequisites: DHYG 132 , DHYG 133 , DHYG 134 , DHYG 135 , DHYG 136 .

Quarters Offered: Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain the pharmacology of local and topical anesthetics
  • Explain local anesthetic procedures and techniques
  • Properly prepare and use local anesthetic armamentarium
  • Properly evaluate the medical history of the client prior to using a local anesthetic
  • Identify complications and emergencies that could occur after administering an anesthetic to a patient
  • Properly perform specific injections for maxillary and mandibular anesthesia, such as infiltrations, field blocks, nerve blocks, and aspirations
  • Choose proper needle size for intraoral injections
  • Determine insertion site, depth of penetration, and amount of anesthetic solution to be deposited
  • Explain the pharmacology of nitrous oxide
  • Properly perform nitrous oxide sedation procedure on clinical patients