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DHY 215 PAIN AND CONTROL

DHY 215        PAIN AND CONTROL       (1 Credit)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of local anesthesia in dentistry. Emphasis is placed on clinical application of these principles. Anatomy of the head and neck is stressed throughout the course, including in depth review of the trigeminal nerve and neurophysiology. The pharmacology of various local anesthetics and vasoconstrictors are reviewed. Discussion of systemic toxicity and local anesthetics alert the student to emergencies that can develop in the dental suite. Local anesthetic techniques are discussed.  A rational approach to selecting anesthetic and injection techniques for each patient is presented.

Co-requisite:  DHY 210.