DNH 235 - Management of Dental Pain and Anxiety in the Dental Office at Lord Fairfax Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2015-05-01

Provides a study of anxiety and pain management techniques used in dental care. Students will understand the necessary theory to appropriately treat, plan and successfully administer topical anesthesia, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia. Includes the components of pain, pain control mechanisms, topical anesthesia, local anesthesia and nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia. Prerequisites: DNH 115, DNH 120 and DNH 216.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course allows students to attain entry-level competency in administration of anesthesia and analgesics to manage pain and anxiety in the dental healthcare setting.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: DNH 115 and DNH 120 Corequisite: DNH 216

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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