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Continuing Education

Spring 2017

DHYG 2200: Local Anesthesia for the Registered Dental Hygienist

This course will provide a comprehensive study of local anesthetics utilized in the dental profession. During online prestudy, lecture, and lab components, the participant will learn to safely administer topical and local anesthetics. It is a 2 credit college course which is equivalent to 30 CEU’s. Click here to view the course brochure: DHYG 2200 Course Contact: Francine Luizzi-Bench:

Summer 2017

DHYG 2201: Nitrous Oxide for the Registered Dental Hygienist

This course has been designed to provide the register dental hygienist with didactic and clinical education to be eligible to take the CDCA Nitrous Oxide Examination and administer nitrous oxide (N2O/O2) in the state of Rhode Island and/or states meeting the requirement to administer Nitrous Oxide. The course will cover the history of nitrous oxide, neurophysiology of pain and pain control, patient assessment including medical and dental indications and contraindications, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology of nitrous oxide, emergency prevention and management, nitrous oxide armamentarium including safe assembly and handling of gas tanks, masks, tubing, scavenger and monitoring equipment, techniques, record keeping, and regulatory/legal issues.

Hybrid class Blackboard:

  • Online didactic component 15 hours
  • Clinical Component 5 Hours

Course Contact: Cynthia Johnson,

Contact Information

Kathleen J. Gazzola
Chair, Dental Health
Director, Dental Hygiene 
Flanagan Campus
Room 2374
Tel: 401-333-7227
Fax: 401-333-7146


John B. Araujo
Assistant Director 
of Admissions
Tel: 401-333-7172


Kerri H. Friel
Director, Dental Assisting
Flanagan Campus

Room 2372


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Last Updated: 2/22/17