COURSE DESCRIPTION

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The lecture information is presented in an online format. Course work comprises of thirty hours of recorded lecture, reading, assessment and live virtual sessions. Upon completion of lecture material students must pass the examination with an 80% or higher to move on to the in person, hands-on practicum portion of the course. The practicum portion of the course includes laboratory and clinical experience. Students must demonstrate competency in administration of local anesthesia for the following injections: intraoral block anesthesia and soft tissue infiltration anesthesia for the purposes of dental hygiene therapies. The hands-on course will comprise of one instructor to every five students with a supervising dentist from Georgia. For Georgia practices who wish to learn together a segment of calibration and communication will be included to aid in team dynamics. Course Requirements. 30 hours lecture, 15 hours laboratory, 15 hours clinical, equaling 60 total hours of education.

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FUNDAMENTALS OF LOCAL ANESTHESIA: A CERTIFICATION COURSE

COURSE CURRICULUM

    1. HELLO FROM TINA

    2. HOW TO USE THE LEARNING MODULES

    3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

      FREE PREVIEW
    4. COURSE INFORMATION SHEET

    1. INTRO TO PAIN MANAGEMENT MODULE OBJECTIVES

    2. PAIN DEFINED

    3. TYPES OF PAIN MANAGMENT

    4. RECOGNITION OF FEAR AND ANXIETY

    5. MANAGING ANXIETY ASSIGNMENT

    6. PREPARING THE PATIENT

    1. NEURO ANATOMY MODULE OBJECTIVES

    2. NEURO ANATOMY

    3. NEURON LABEL SHEET

    4. UNDERSTANDING ACTION POTENTIAL

    1. PHARMACOLOGY OF LOCAL ANESTHESIA MODULE OBJECTIVES

    2. PHARMACOLOGY BASICS

    3. LOCAL ANESTHETIC AND POTENTIAL FOR TOXICITY

    4. PHARMACOLOGY OF VASOCONSTRICTORS

    5. ANESTHETIC FORMULATIONS

    6. UNDERSTANDING ANESTHETIC DOSAGE

    7. OVERVIEW OF NON-INJECTABLE ANESTHETIC OPTIONS

    8. DOSAGE and CONSIDERATIONS CHART

    9. LOCAL ANESTHETIC AND POTENTIAL FOR TOXICITY

    10. CALCULATION EXAMPLES

    11. LAB ACTIVITY ASSIGNMENT-CALCULATIONS

    12. CALCULATION CONSIDERATION Q and A

    1. HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY MODULE OBJECTIVES

    2. MAXILLARY ANATOMY

    3. MANDIBULAR ANATOMY

    4. RADIOGRAPHIC LANDMARKS FOR LOCAL ANESTHESIA

    1. PATIENT EVALUATION AND CONSIDERATION MODULE OBJECTIVES

    2. ASPECTS OF PATIENT EVALUATION

    3. PATIENT DEMOGRAPHICS AND CONSIDERATIONS

    4. BP GUIDELINES

    5. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

ONLINE AND IN PERSON EDUCATION

  • 60 hours of education
  • Approved by the Georgia Board of Dentistry
  • Hybrid Learning

HANDS-ON DATES

Locations currently scheduled for the Greater Atlanta Area

  • APRIL 13-14 2024 (SOLD OUT)

  • MAY 16-17 2024 (SOLD OUT)

  • JUNE 21-22 2024 McDonough

WHAT'S INCLUDED

These are just some of the great benefits of this course

  • Learn When It's Convenient

    You are a busy professional and often sitting in a classroom for hours doesn't fit your life. Or traveling across the state doesn't work either. This course gives you flexibility to complete the lecture material from the comfort of your home at a time that works for you. Plus the hands-on portion is held in various locations around the state.

  • Year Long Access

    When you purchase the course you have access to it for an entire year. Even when you finish the hands-on aspect you can still go back and review any of the lecture information and technique videos.

  • Support

    You an connect with Tina along the way. Even when you are done if you have questions, she is there to support you. Plus you gain access to a private anesthesia student only Facebook community where you can continue to learn and have support.

PAST EXPERIENCE MATTERS

But you still don't have enough hours for certification?

Contact Tina to find learn how you can receive credit for your previous work. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the course fees?

Course registration covers all the course fees, but does not include the cost of the books and learning model. These amount to about $100-$150 according to Amazon prices.  Clinicians in one practice might be able to share some or all of these items as well.

How much of the information is Online versus In-person?


The Georgia board requires 60 total hours of education.
30 hours of lecture, 15 hours of lab and 15 hours of clinical.


All the lecture material is online. It is a combination of recorded lectures and live virtual sessions. The goal is to complete 1 module per week. For a total of 6 weeks of lecture material.
A small portion of the lab is completed virtually. Students will upload assignments.
The hands-on portion is the 15 hours of lab and 15 hours of clinical.
This is broken up into a period of about 3 days.

Dates and Locations


The dates and location for the hands-on portion is currently in the Greater Atlanta area. Be on the look out for other regions of the state in 2024.

Can an office do the course all together?

Yes, if there is a practice with multiple hygienists the office can coordinate with Tina to assess the possibility.
Tina's email  [email protected]

Meet Your Course Instructor

Tina Clarke RDH, M. Ed.

Founder and Owner of Teacher Tina RDH Tina Clarke

Meet Tina Clarke RDH MEd, a seasoned dental professional who is passionate about sharing her expertise and empowering dental practitioners to excel in their field. As a nationally published author, podcaster, and the visionary founder of Teacher Tina RDH, Tina brings a dynamic and multifaceted approach to dental education. With over 20 years of hands-on experience as a practicing clinical dental hygienist and nearly 15 years as an esteemed educator, Tina possesses a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the dental profession. Her love for teaching shines through. She's on a mission to share her wisdom and skills with the dental community and is known as the go-to person for local anesthesia, head and neck anatomy, and medical emergencies. As an experienced educator, Tina knows how to grab your attention and keep you hooked. Learning from her is a blast! She has this amazing knack for helping people remember what they've learned before, without making them feel dumb. It's one of her superpowers! Not only is Tina a dental hygiene phenom, she's also a certified CPR Instructor. Safety first, folks! She'll make sure you're ready for anything that might come your way in a dental setting, especially when it comes to local anesthesia and handling medical emergencies.

APPROVED PROVIDER

GEORGIA BOARD OF DENTISTRY

LOCATION AND DATE OPTIONS

SELECT THE HANDS-ON DATE WHICH WORKS BEST FOR YOU

KENNESAW GEORGIA DECEMBER 16 AND 17

Limited seating available.

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KENNESAW GEORGIA JANUARY 12 AND 13

Limited seating available.

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BLUE RIDGE GEORGIA MAY 16-17:

Limited seating available. Blue Ridge Georgia is hosting the hands-on location on Thursday and Friday May 16 and 17th.

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APPROVED CE PROVIDER

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DENTAL HYGIENE