DNH 235 - Management of Dental Pain and Anxiety in the Dental Office at Virginia Western 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.
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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