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DHYG 338 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 evaluate each client for appropriate pain control drug choices and/or techniques.

Prerequisites: DHYG 321 , DHYG 323 , DHYG 324 , DHYG 325 , DHYG 326 , and DHYG 329  

Corequisites: DHYG 331 , DHYG 332 , DHYG 333 , DHYG 335 , and DHYG 336  

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
  • Prepare and use local anesthetic armamentarium
  • 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
  • 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
  • Perform nitrous oxide sedation procedures on clinical patients

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 10 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20