Dental Hygienist Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia WREB Preparation Course (In-person, hands-on, and online components)
Online Didactic Component: February 1 - April 7, 2023
In-Person Clinic Component: April 28 - April 30, 2023
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Total CE Hours:||
104 CE Hours Total
Course Fee $1,470 per participant
Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.
|Audience:||Licensed Registered Dental Hygienists|
|Instructor:||Tatiyana Trowbridge, D.D.S., M.Ed. (Course Coordinator), Associate Professor of Dentistry
|Faculty Disclosure:||Dr. Trowbridge has no conflict of interest to report.|
Midwestern University Dental Institute, Glendale, AZ
In order to apply for the Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Certification in Arizona, dental hygienists must successfully complete coursework that includes didactic and clinical components in block and infiltration techniques, along with nitrous oxide analgesia administration. At the successful conclusion of the course, participants will be eligible to test for the Anesthesia Examination administered by Western Regional Examining Board (WREB).
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Faculty will provide a comprehensive on-line, lecture and clinical laboratory course, teaching concepts and clinical techniques for the administration of local anesthetic agents and nitrous oxide. Experience includes medical history review, electronic recordkeeping, patient management, and hands-on practice administering local anesthetics and nitrous oxide in a clinical setting. Class limited to 30 participants.
Method: Didactic studies will include an 80-hour online self-study course monitored by a dedicated MWU College of Dental Medicine – Arizona full-time faculty. Progress evaluations will include weekly quizzes, midterm, and final exams. Hands-on clinical portion of the course will include a three (3) day (24 hour) local anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia clinic. Hands-on instruction will include proper assembly and disassembly of anesthesia and nitrous oxide armamentarium and safe and proper administration techniques.
All supplies, materials, and equipment are included in the course fee. Lunch will be provided.
Three-day clinic will conclude with a simulated clinical competency exam where participants will be tested on anesthesia injections required by the WREB anesthesia certification exam. This course is designed to fulfill all the necessary requirements in order for the participants to sit for both the WREB written and hands-on dental hygiene anesthesia exams.
Participants are grouped in pairs and will administer local anesthesia per the following sequence: maxillary infiltration and blocks followed by mandibular blocks. Participants will also administer nitrous oxide on each other. Please Note: Participants unable to receive anesthesia and nitrous oxide for medical reasons will need to provide a substitute patient for the clinic sessions.
The following injections are reviewed and practiced:
- Maxillary Injections: Anterior Superior Alveolar (ASA), Middle Superior Alveolar (MSA), Modified Posterior Superior Alveolar (PSA), Nasopalatine (NP), Greater Palatine (GP), localized infiltrations
- Mandibular Injections: Mental/Incisive (MI), Inferior Alveolar Nerve block, Buccal (B)
All supplies, materials, and equipment are included in the course fee. Lunch will be provided.
Participants are grouped in pairs and will administer local anesthesia per the following sequence: maxillary infiltration and blocks followed by mandibular blocks. Participants will also administer nitrous oxide on each other.
All participants are required to sign MWU CDMA “REQUEST AND CONSENT FOR LOCAL ANESTHESIA INJECTIONS AND NITRIOUS OXIDE ANALGESIA".
Required and Recommended Reading:
- Required: Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist, 3rd edition, ISBN: 9780323718561 Author: Logothetis Estimated Price: $107.00 (new)
- Recommended, not required: Stanley Malamed “Handbook of local anesthesia- seventh edition.
Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Provide a thorough review of head and neck anatomy,
- Demonstrate local anesthesia techniques,
- Administer nitrous oxide analgesia,
- Describe, identify, and treat medical emergencies associated with injections and nitrous oxide administration, and
- Adequately prepare for the WREB examination in local anesthesia.
This course meets the licensure requirements in all WREB states and special requirements of Arizona, Washington, and New Mexico.
Highlights of the Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Certification Program:
- Didactic studies will include an 80 hours online self-study course monitored by a dedicated MWU College of Dental Medicine – Arizona full-time faculty. Progress evaluations will include weekly quizzes, midterm, and final exams.
- Hands-on clinical portion of the course will include a three (3) day local anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia clinic. Hands-on instructions will include proper assembly and disassembly of anesthesia and nitrous oxide armamentarium and safe and proper administration techniques.
- Three-day clinic will conclude with a simulated clinical competency exam where participants will be tested on anesthesia injections required by the WREB anesthesia certification exam.
- This course is designed to fulfill all the necessary requirements in order for the participant to sit for both the WREB written and hands-on dental hygiene anesthesia exams.
This program has a different cancellation and refund policy compared to the standard lecture and workshop continuing education courses. Please call Martha Clements in the CE Office for details.
Applicant must provide all necessary documentation when applying: Send to Martha Clements (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Registered Dental Hygiene diploma (copy)
Program Performance Requirements:
All participants admitted to the Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide for Dental Hygienists Continuing Education Program must be able to meet all of the following requirements:
- Participants must be able to apply didactic learning (theory) to clinical situations.
- Participants must be able to hear and communicate effectively, follow directions, and act professionally in class.
- Participants must be able to read the printed words in textbooks and supplemental information, observe various dental instrument angulations and apply the concepts appropriately.
- Participants' eyesight must be able to visualize fine detail (either naturally or corrected), have depth perception, and have the ability to visualize three-dimensional objects.
- For everyone's safety, each participant must be physically free of the use of non-prescription drugs, illegal drugs, and alcohol.
Course Schedule: Typical 3 Day Clinic Schedule
|8am - 9am||Classroom||Course intro/orientation|
|Armamentarium and basic injection technique|
|9am-10:30am||Instruction||Maxillary injection techniques|
|Maxillary skull anatomy activity|
|10:30am-12pm||Mandibular injection techniques|
|Mandibular skull anatomy activity|
|1pm-3pm||SIM||Armamentarium exercise/hot dog injection/aspiration|
|2pm-5pm||Landmarks and basic injection techn. on a simulator|
|8am-9am||Classroom||Review injections/Nitrous oxide administration|
|8am-9am||Classroom||Orientation for the final|
|1pm-5pm||Injection final (PSA/IA)|
Dental Assisting National Board
Instructor Biography: (Instructors May Change)
Tatiyana Trowbridge, D.D.S. M.Ed. - MWU CDMA Associate Professor (email@example.com)
Dr. Tatiyana Trowbridge is an Associate Professor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona (MWU CDMA) and the Director to the Pre-Clinical Faculty. She graduated from University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2001 and prior to joining the MWU CDMA faculty she owned and operated her private family dental practice in North Scottsdale. Dr. Trowbridge also served as an adjunct faculty at Phoenix College Dental Hygiene and Dental assisting programs where she helped train future RDH's and DA's. Dr. Trowbridge believes that an expanded duty assistant is essential for a successful dental practice.
Martha C. Clements, M. Ed., Continuing Education Specialist
Office Phone: 623-572-3870
Course Fee $1470
( Register Here)
- This program has a different Cancellations and Refunds policy compared to our standard lectures and workshops. Please read carefully (see below).
- Contact Ms. Clements for additional payment options.
There are three ways to register for our continuing education programs:
- Online See Above
- By mail: if you want to pay by check, make it out to Midwestern University, click here to fill out the online form, print it out and send it along with your payment to: Ms. Martha Clements, College of Dental Medicine-AZ Midwestern University, Office of Continuing Dental Education, 19555 N 59 th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85308
- By email: scan completed registration form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing payment information. Please call 623-572-3870 if you have any questions about course content, directions, registration, etc. (click to download registration form)
Payment Methods: We accept checks, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. All checks should be made payable to: Midwestern University.
Cancellations and Refunds:
This program has a different Cancellations and Refunds policy compared to our standard lectures and workshops. Please read carefully.
Full tuition refunds less $250 are issued if the participant notifies the Dental CE Office in writing (email is acceptable) of their cancellation 4 weeks in advance of first day of class.
The Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona Continuing Dental Education (MWUCDM-AZ CDE) office reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location for any course if circumstances indicate such a change is advisable. If the MWUCDM-AZ CDE finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be issued. No travel expenses will be refunded to the registrant in the event of course cancellation or cancellation of any registration.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona designates this activity for 104 continuing education credits.