This hands-on course reviews the landmarks utilized in administering local anesthesia as well as advancing the attendees understanding of supplemental injections that can be utilized. The physiology of the nerves and sodium channel and its role in obtaining anesthesia will be discussed along with the local anesthetics agents that are available for treatment. An overview of maximum doses, indications and contraindications for use in administration will be discussed. A hands-on review of all injections, including new techniques will be presented as well as an opportunity to practice with fellow attendees. Tips for achieving profound anesthesia and techniques for how to handle patients with anxiety will be explored. The lecture portion will include pediatric considerations.
After attending this course, the attendee will be able to:
Identify the landmarks for administration of anesthesia
Delineate the contraindications for administration of anesthesia in adults and children
Recognize the importance of supplemental injections
Apply strategies for helping patients with anxiety
Bridgete H. Clark, RDH, DDS, is full-time dental hygiene faculty member at Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA. In 1995 she received her doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Pacific and in 1981 her bachelor's in dental hygiene from Marquette University. From 2000 to 2017 she was the Cabrillo College DH Director and wore many hats. Currently, her primary teaching responsibilities are local anesthesia, dental radiology, periodontics, pharmacology and first and second year clinical practice. In her spare time, Bridgete enjoys speaking, volunteering, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and dogs.
Dr. Jessica Ray has benefited from a wide range of experiences in her 25 years in the field of Dentistry. Dr. Ray is one of an extremely small number of dentists who have worked at all levels of the profession—she has been a Registered Dental Assistant, a Registered Dental Hygienist, and for the past ten years, a general dentist working primarily with pediatric patients. She currently practices at Santa Cruz Children’s Dental Group in Santa Cruz and at Surfside Kid’s Dental in San Jose. Dr. Ray also serves as a supervising dentist and adjunct faculty member at Cabrillo College, instructing students in the Dental Hygiene program. Dr. Ray earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona. She is board certified in oral conscious sedation, and holds a certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Cost: $69 by September 20th, $89 at the door.