Dental Teams Continuing Education

Continuing Education Programs

NCC is proud to offer a wide selection of convenient online and on campus continuing education courses. You can choose from a variety of courses that will allow you to maintain, improve and broaden your skills and knowledge while developing personal and professional qualities essential to your career.  

Dental Anesthesia Update for Dental Hygienists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry granted registered dental hygienists the opportunity to administer local anesthetic within their scope of practice. To be eligible to apply for biennial permit renewal, a three (3) hour minimum of the hygienist’s twenty (20) hours of continuing education must be related to the administration of local anesthetics. This course will re-familiarize the hygienist with the solutions, instruments, and techniques for safe, effective local anesthesia. Register early to secure your spot and fulfill your licensing renewal!
Deadline to register: March 1.

Sat., March 4, 8-11am
Contact hours: 3
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Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists

Designed to provide the licensed dental hygienist with basic concepts of pain management in the dental practice. Includes a review of essential anatomy and neurophysiology, pharmacology of anesthetic and vasoconstriction agents, client assessment, armamentarium, local anesthetic complications and their management. Instruction and practice of local anesthesia delivery techniques will occur in a clinical lab setting. All prerequisites must be completed by May 2. Since all students will be receiving anesthesia injections, they must not have a health condition which would be prevent this, including pregnancy. This program does not fulfill anesthesia licensing requirement for New Jersey.

Students must purchase textbook on their own PRIOR to the course start date. “Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist,” Demetra Daskalos Logothetis. ISBN: 9780323718561 (3rd Edition)

Lecture Dates: Tues., 6-9pm, Zoom
5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

Lab Dates: Thurs., 6-9pm, Fowler Center, Room 340
6/15, 6/22, 6/29

Deadline to register: May 1
Fee: $1099
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