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Continuing Education Workshops for Dental Professionals

All workshops are held on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Looking for information about the Michigan certification exams for Administration of Local Anesthesia and/or Nitrous Oxide?  Visit Michigan.gov.

Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

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Successful completion earns 29 CEUs. Participants must attend all three sessions to complete the workshop requirements and receive CEUs.

This course will introduce the dental hygienist to the basic skills and knowledge required to administer local anesthesia and fulfills the 29-hour requirement for dental hygienists to become certified in local anesthesia administration in the State of Michigan. Participants must additionally pass a computerized state exam for certification.

Participants will be directed in self-study using a thumbdrive between the lecture and laboratory sessions. A comprehensive review of pain management, head and neck anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, client assessment, and medical emergencies will be included.

This interactive course is comprised of lecture, demonstrations, and a hands-on laboratory experience. In the lab, participants will work in pairs and practice local anesthesia injections on each other.

*If you are pregnant, you must register for this course after delivery due to possible risk to the fetus. 

Administration of Nitrous Oxide for the Dental Hygienist
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Successful completion earns 8 CEUs. 

This course will introduce the knowledge and skills required to administer Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen sedation in a clinical setting, and fulfills the 8-hour requirement for dental hygienists to become certified in Nitrous Oxide administration in the State of Michigan. Participants must additionally pass a computerized state exam for certification.

The lecture content will include:
• Chemistry/Pharmacology of Nitrous Oxide
• Physiology: Stages of Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia
• Patient Assessment, Indications and Contraindications
• Signs & Symptoms of Nitrous Oxide Sedation
• Potential Complications 

The hands-on lab portion* will include:
Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen delivery systems, techniques of administration, and monitoring of patients.

*If you are pregnant, you must register for this course after delivery due to possible risk to the fetus. 

Clinical Local Anesthesia Refresher Course for the Dental Hygienist
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Successful completion earns 4 CEUs. 

Wish you had more hands-on time practicing those inferior alveolar and posterior superior alveolar injections? Created to refresh and review clinical application of local anesthesia, this course will give the participant clinical time practicing injections on a partner. A brief anatomical overview will precede clinical practice.

Participants have the opportunity to practice injections such as the ASA, MSA, PSA, GP, NP, IA, BNB, M/I, GG, PDL, and infiltration during this workshop.

 *If you are pregnant, you must register for this course after delivery due to possible risk to the fetus.