This course is offered to Virginia licensed and employed Hygienists and is designed to teach the participant management of pain control through the use of local anesthetic agents and the administration of nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation. The physiologic and pharmacologic agents, indications and contraindications, for use, and the treatment of complications and emergencies are stressed. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be certified to give injections of local anesthetics and provide nitrous oxide analgesia using safe and effective techniques with the understanding of the indications, contraindications, and environmental safety considerations.
This course meets Virginia requirements for certification in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation.*