This course is designed to expand your basic dental hygiene knowledge in pain control and provide additional didactic information and clinical experience in administration of local anesthetic agents to clinical competency.
The fundamentals of local anesthetic science and administration techniques are presented in this course. This is a starting point for clinicians to achieve clinical proficiency in their day to day practice. Confidence requires ongoing practice and study, peer discussion of injection successes and failures, and hours of practice.
Course materials and assignments are provided via the Angel online course management system. The onsite lecture and clinical portion is provided over 4 days (approx. 30 hours).
Required pre-study via Angel requires no less than 10 hours of independent study.
Course evaluation/assessment will be done through written pre-tests and post-tests, lab feedback and proficiencies, and Mock Board testing.
On-line Pre-study -
June 24-28, 2013
On-line Pre-study -
July 1 - August 9, 2013
Grounded Clinic at Pierce College
August 14-17, 2013
Wednesday - Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Item Number: U122
Professor and Clinic Coordinator
Pierce College Dental Hygiene
Course fee: $999 (includes clock hours and aspirating syringe)
Textbook required: Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals by Bassett, DiMarco, Naughton. ISBN-13: 9780131589308
Textbook cost: Approximately $70.
Access to course materials will be provided via Angel once the student’s registration is confirmed.
ALL students must furnish their own appropriate lab coat and safety glasses based on OSHA guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment.
Pierce College issues refunds by check regardless of original payment type. Refunds of course fees will be given as follows:
|100% When a class is cancelled by Continuing Education|
|100% When the student is not accepted into the Expanded Functions Course|
|100% (less $7.00) When a student withdraws six (6) weeks prior to the first class session.|
|0% When a student withdraws less than six (6) weeks prior to the first class session, after the class begins, does not attend, or stops attending the course.|
R.D.H., B.S., M.Ed.
Director of Dental Hygiene/ Fulltime Professor
Dental Hygiene Institute
Attn: Dental Hygiene Department
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498
Kathy B. Bassett
BSDH, RDH, M.Ed.
Fulltime Professor/Clinical Coordinator
Washington Dept. of Health
Dental Hygiene Licensing