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LOCAL ANAESTHESIA IN DENTISTRY: AN UPDATE FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS & DENTAL THERAPISTS (OCT)

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Brownlow Hill

LOCAL ANAESTHESIA IN DENTISTRY: AN UPDATE FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS & DENTAL THERAPISTS

This course has been designed to provide qualified Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists with an update in Dental Local Anaesthesia. 

The course will be held at the University of Liverpool, School of Dentistry, Education Wing - Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 and Multi Skills Suite on Friday 6th October 2017 9:30am to 4:30pm - Arrival, Registration & Coffee from 9:00am to 9:30am.

Speakers: Ms Amanda Roberts, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, Liverpool School of Dentistry

Miss Elizabeth Willasey, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, Liverpool School of Dentistry

Course Code

LOCAL ANAESTHESIA OCT 17

Course Date

6th October 2017

Places Available

Course Leader

Alison Hawkins

Course Fee

£50.00
Course Description

The aim of this course is to improve knowledge of, and ability to, provide intra-oral local anaesthetic for dental procedures in a safe and effective manner, introducing alternative techniques and improving knowledge of direct access legislation.

Delegates will be provided the opportunity to practice, on phantom heads; infiltrations techniques, ID blocks and to explore alternative delivery techniques, including The Wand and Oraqix

 Course Objectives:

 By the end of the event delegates will be able to:

 ·       Identify the head and neck anatomy of relevance to intraoral local anaesthetic techniques in dentistry.

·       Explain the neurophysiology of pain and pain control.

·       Apply the pharmacology and mechanisms of action of dental anaesthetic agents (including Lignocaine and Articaine) to clinical situations.

·       Explain direct access legislation and be able to construct appropriate Patient Group Directions or patient-specific prescriptions within their practice.

·       Confidently select and administer clinically appropriate local anaesthetic techniques at safe dosages.

·       Interpret medical histories of relevance to the administration of local anaesthesia.

·       Minimise the risk of local and systemic complications of local anaesthesia and have knowledge of how to manage these appropriately should they occur.

·       Describe alternative local anaesthetic techniques.

·       Formulate treatment plans involving local anaesthetic in accordance with direct access.

·       Confidently administer local anaesthetic in children.

 This programme qualifies for 5 hours of verifiable CPD

*Please note you will rquired to wear appropriate clinical attire for this course*