Since 2002, dental hygienists have been allowed to administer local anesthesia by both intraoral blocks and infiltration, under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist upon certified completion of an educational training program and NERB exam.
GRCC’s Administration of Local Anesthesia for the RCH course was specifically designed with you, the registered dental hygienist, in mind. During this course you will have a comprehensive review of head and neck anatomy, pharmacology and medical evaluation as it relates to local anesthesia. In addition to learning this valuable information, you will receive guided, hands-on practice of all the commonly administered oral local anesthesia injections.
This 29-hour course consists of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on clinical experiences. Completion of this program prepares you to take the NERB examination required for dental hygiene local anesthesia credentialing in Michigan.
If you would like to learn local anesthesia administration from a team of enthusiastic and real-world instructors, then this course is for you!
Classes, in the Applied Technology Center, are scheduled for:
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 27 and 28.
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6 and 7.
To register, click here.