Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-508-114 055309 Dental Pharmacology
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-508-114 DENTAL PHARMACOLOGY...prepares student dental hygienists to select safe and effective patient premedication, local anesthetic, chemo therapeutic and anti-microbial agents within the scope of dental hygiene practice. Students will also learn to recognize potential pharmacological contraindications for specific patients and to take measures to avoid negative impact or alert other members of the dental team to possible negative impact. (Prerequisites:10-806-186, Intro to Biochemistry; 10-806-197, Microbiology; Corequiste: 10-508-112, Dental Hygiene Process 3)
Total Credits2
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Analyze the basic pharmaceutical principles of medications in dental care management
  2. Characterize the dental hygienist role in the use of general anesthetics and nitrous oxide in dentistry
  3. Characterize the dental hygienist role in the administration of local anesthetic agents
  4. Explore cardiovascular disorders and associated medications
  5. Characterize the dental hygienist role in endocrine disorders and associated medications
  6. Explore the use of supplements
  7. Characterize the dental hygienist role in pain management with analgesics
  8. Characterize the dental hygienist role in GI and respiratory disorders and associated medications
  9. Characterize the dental hygienist role in medications used in infectious diseases and cancer therapy
  10. Interpret a dental prescription for a patient
  11. Examine legal and ethical issues related to administration and abuse of medications used in dentistry