The use of anesthesia has become an important part of dental practice and has been fundamental in offering oral healthcare to individuals who may have otherwise been left untreated.
This course discusses a variety of pain and anxiety control procedures that are available for use in dentistry. The most commonly used method of pain control is local anesthetic agents, which have been essential in decreasing pain and discomfort during dental treatment. Local anesthetics help manage pain by injecting an anesthetic solution near the nerve where dental treatment is to take place.
This course explains the dental assistant’s role in knowing and understanding the various anesthetic solutions and techniques used when administering local anesthesia. The dental assistant will also understand how to properly prepare, safely transfer, and care for the aspirating syringe and other items needed for the procedure.
The content of this dental assisting module has been written to take into account the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) guidelines.
The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:
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