Continuing Education Workshops for Dental Professionals

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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? Click here for information from Michigan.gov.

Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist - Lecture/Lab 

Lecture: Sat. September 17, 2016 - 9am-Noon
Lab: Sat. October 1 & Sun. October 2, 2016 - 8am - 5pm
Big Rapids, Michigan
Registration · 2016 Cost: $659.00

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

Participants must have access to a computer.

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 CD-ROM 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.

All participants must supply a copy of their current dental hygiene license and CPR certification. Please dress comfortably and bring a lab coat and safety glasses.

Instructors
FSU Dental Hygiene Faculty

Required Textbook Purchase
Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist, Demetra Logothetis, RDH, first edition, Elsevier, 2011. ISBN #9780323073714

Cost of textbook is not included in the course fee.

*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

Fri. September 16, 2016, 8am-5pm
Big Rapids, Michigan
Registration · 2016 Cost: $379.00

Successful completion earns 8 CEUs.

All participants must supply a copy of their current dental hygiene license and CPR certification.

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.

Instructors
FSU Dental Hygiene Faculty

Required Textbook Purchase
Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, by Clark and Brunick, third edition, Mosby, 2008. ISBN #9780323048279

Cost of textbook is not included in the course fee.

*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

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9am - noon
Big Rapids, Michigan
Registration · 2016 Cost: $279.00

Successful completion earns 4 CEUs.

All participants must supply a copy of their current dental hygiene license, CPR certification, and proof of previous completion of the 29-hour local anesthesia course for certification.

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.

Instructors
FSU Dental Hygiene Faculty

Recommended Textbook for Review
Handbook of Local Anesthesia, Stanley Malamed, DDS, fifth edition, Mosby 2004. ISBN #0323024491

Cost of textbook is not included in the course fee.

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

Registration Information

Registration Deadline
Two (2) weeks prior to the workshop start date.

Payment
Make checks payable to Ferris State University. If paying by debit/credit card, you must register online.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Refunds, minus a 10% administrative fee, will be granted when written request for cancellation and refund are received no later than two weeks preceding your scheduled workshop. Cancellations received less than one week prior will not be refunded. Ferris State University reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment with full refund.

Big Rapids Area Accommodations

Overnight accommodations are not included in workshop fees. 

Country Inn & Suites
15344 Waldron Way | Big Rapids MI 49307
Reservations: (800) 596-2375 US/Canada Toll-free
Phone: (231) 527-9000
Email: cx_brmi@countryinns.com

Holiday Inn Hotel
1005 Perry Street | Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Email:sales@Hibigrapids.com
Phone: (231) 796-4400 or (800) 999-9069

Quality Inn & Suites
1705 S. State Street | Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 592-5150

Super 8
845 Water Tower Road | Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 796-1588