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Dr. Boyce with a Dental Hygiene student

Dental Hygiene Anesthesia Course

** Last day to register for either course is October 31, 2021. No late registrations will be accepted. **

Friday, Nov 12 - Sunday, Nov 14, 2021

This course is designed to prepare the dental hygienist in the State of Connecticut to administer local anesthesia. The participant will be introduced to safe and effective administration of local anesthesia through lecture, laboratory, and clinical settings.

Schedule: Days One, Two and Three, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fee: $1,100 (+$100 late registration fee after Oct. 31)

Class of 2020 Discounted Fee: $250.00

Location: Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Required Resources:

  • Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 7th Edition by Stanley Malamed, Elsevier Mosby, 2019. ISBN: 9780323074131
  • Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 5th edition by Margaret J. Fehrenbach and Susan W. Herring Elsevier 2017. ISBN 978-0323-39634-9

Credit Hours: 32 Hours Total

  • 24 Hours Didactic (8 hours of study prior to course, 16 hours onsite)
  • 8 Hours Clinical

Participants will receive 32 hours of CE credit acceptable in the State of Connecticut.

Course content includes:

  • Rationale for pain management
  • Client management
  • Medical emergencies and review of essential anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology of pain control agents

In addition, the participant will perform efficient techniques of pain management through local anesthesia on clinical partners under the supervision of qualified faculty. This course is designed to prepare the dental hygienist in the State of Connecticut to administer local anesthesia.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will receive a Certificate of Local Anesthesia acceptable in the State of Connecticut. It is the participant’s responsibility to investigate the portability of this course to another state’s licensing board as individual state rules and regulations change periodically.

Participants in each course will receive access to online local anesthesia simulation program from Nov. 1st through course completion. Upon registration, students will be sent access information to the simulation program, homework assignments and further details regarding the course. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR test within 72 hours of the course is required.

Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia Refresher Course

Sunday. Nov. 14th, 2021

Schedule: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m clinical, asynchronous lecture portion to be completed prior to clinical portion. Includes review of new technologies in local anesthesia.

Fee: $385 (+$45 late registration fee after Oct. 31)

Location: Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Required Resources:

  • Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 7th Edition by Stanley Malamed, Elsevier Mosby, 2019. ISBN: 9780323074131
  • Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 5th edition by Margaret J. Fehrenbach and Susan W. Herring Elsevier 2017. ISBN 978-0323-39634-9

Course Prerequisites

  • Current US or Canadian license/certification to practice dental hygiene (RDH)
  • Current certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/Healthcare Provider
  • Current malpractice insurance
  • Completion of eight-hour self-study/didactic portion of course
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR test within 72 hours of course

Credit Hours: 11 CE Hours Total

  • 3 Hours Didactic asynchronous online learning
  • 8 Hours Clinical

Course Guidelines on Participation

Participants will be obligated to participate as clinical patient. If you are pregnant, nursing, have high blood pressure, medically compromised, or are otherwise unable or unwilling to be a patient you must contact Fones School prior to the course to discuss accommodations.

Failure to successfully complete all course requirements and competencies voids certification and course refund. There is no credit for partial completion of course. Full course fee and updated documents will be required upon registration for a future course. Fones School of Dental Hygiene holds the right to cancel the course up to one week before the course. In the event that the course is canceled, registrants will receive full refund of tuition. Upon receipt of registration fee and submitted documentation, the participant will be emailed specific course information.

Participants in each course will receive access to online local anesthesia simulation program from Nov. 1st through course completion. Upon registration, students will be sent access information to the simulation program, homework assignments and further details regarding the course.

Faculty

Marion C. Manski

Marion C. Manski

RDH, MS

Director, Associate Professor, Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Wendy Garcia

Wendy Garcia

RDH, MSEd, EdD

Professor and Coordinator of Online Learning, Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Jennifer Boyce

Jennifer Boyce

DMD

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Affairs, Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene reserves the right to alter dates, times, faculty, location and content and sequence of presentation for unanticipated faculty, student or college situations. In order to receive a refund, requests are to be made to Eileen Herlihy-Santiago at eherlihy@bridgeport.edu within 10 days of the course. A $25 processing fee is applied for all cancelations.