CEU & Health Courses


Improved Local Anesthesia Outcomes for the Dental Professional - 3 CEUs
This program will provide the participant with an overview how to troubleshoot local anesthesia problems including how to pick the correct local anesthetic to give you best outcome. Information on how to prevent and manage both local and systemic complications that can arise from the administration of local anesthesia will also be covered.  Lecture course.  Open to any dental professional. Lecture only.  (3 hours, 3 CEUs). Learning Objectives:  At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe basic troubleshooting principles.
  2. Apply troubleshooting techniques for various maxillary and mandibular nerve block injections.
  3. Assess causes for inadequate local anesthesia and make recommendations for improvement.
  4. Implement strategies to troubleshoot inadequate or absence of local anesthesia.
  5. Identify how to choose the safest and most effective local anesthetic for your patient.
  6. Describe the different local complications that can arise from the administration of local anesthesia.
  7. Identify the causes of adverse drug reactions (ADR) in the administration of local anesthesia.
  8. Summarize all the causes of a local anesthetic overdose and how to prevent and manage it from occurring.

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9a - 12p.  Bedford MA campus. Room Henderson Hall, Room HH 219
Presenter:  Debra November-Rider, MSDH, RDH
Tuition=$79, 3 CEUs
Enrollment:  By October 22.   Call 1-800-818-3434. Provide Course # HLT 748-30, a valid email, phone number. 

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Medical Emergencies for the RDH and CDA - 3 CEUs
Medical emergencies do occur in the dental setting, and we all need to be prepared!  This course will provide participants with guidelines for preventing and managing medical emergencies.  Prevention strategies will include reviewing the patient medical history, obtaining medical consultations and modifying treatment for medically compromised patients.  Participants will learn how to conduct a patient risk evaluation, the importance of emergency equipment in the office, and how to manage common medical emergencies as part of the dental team.  3 hours, 3 CEUs.  $52. Taught by Dr. Mary Terkoski, D.D.S.
At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Assess a patient’s emergency risk
  • Request necessary physician consultations before providing treatment
  • Modify treatment to prevent emergencies from occurring
  • Assemble an emergency medical kit
  • Describe basic medical emergency management protocol
  • Recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies
  • Manage several common medical emergencies


Course # HLT 721-80
Course Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 9:30a - 12:30p
Middlesex CC, 44 Middle Street, Lowell, MA  Room LT 215
Enroll - Begins Dec 2 by calling 1800-818-3434. Please provide a valid email and phone #

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Safe & Effective Local Anesthesia - 4 CEUs
Do you know why when you give an IANB, you do not achieve complete anesthesia or anesthesia at all? What is the safest local anesthetic for your pregnant patient, cardiac patient or a patient with liver disease? What new advances are there in local anesthesia? This presentation will address how to ensure the safest anesthetic for your patient, and how to troubleshoot and improve your injection techniques. A review of how to calculate the MRD to prevent toxicity will be covered including other risk management principles for safe local anesthesia administration. Lecture class only; no clinical component.  Open to any dental professional.  (4 hours, 4 CEUs) 

At the completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify critical anatomical landmarks for various maxillary and mandibular nerve block injections.
2. Assess causes for inadequate local anesthesia and make recommendations for improvement.
3. Implement strategies to troubleshoot inadequate or absence of local anesthesia.
4. Calculate the maximum recommended dose (MRD) based on the patient’s weight and medical status.
5. Determine factors to consider when formulating a safe treatment plan for local anesthesia.
6. Describe the most recent advances in pain control.
04/04    9:00am - 1:00pm              Saturday              Bedford               NOVEMBER-RIDER
HLT 744 30          19100   
Enroll - Begins Dec 2 by calling 1800-818-3434. Please provide a valid email and phone #

 

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