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Dental Continuing Education

Madison Area Technical College is pleased to offer continuing education opportunities to dental professionals. The college offers a number of courses to satisfy current CE requirements, and to help clinicians stay up to date on new technologies. Please check back often, as new courses are currently being developed for face-to-face and online opportunities, or join an email list. If you have any suggestions for courses you would be interested in, please contact our continuing education liaison, Mary Hoffman at mjhoffman@madisoncollege.edu.

Online Prep for Local Anesthetic Certification (Schedule and Fees)

This is a 14-hour online preparation for the Local Anesthetic Certification class, specially designed to meet the requirements of Illinois and other states. It is not required for Wisconsin or Minnesota residents, but is a good preparation for those whose background is no longer current. Course will consist of topics such as pharmacology of local anesthetics, anatomy/neuroanatomy, physiology and record keeping. Participants who need more than 21 hours will need to register for this class along with the face to face certification class. Evidence of current CPR and state licensure is required. Textbook required.

Local Anesthetic Certification (Schedule and Fees)

This course will provide the dental hygienist with the necessary classroom and clinical experience to become certified to administer local anesthetic in the dental office. Topics covered are anatomy, landmarks and techniques. Participants will required to give multiple injections on each other. If a participant is pregnant, breast feeding or cannot receive injections for any other reason, they will be required to bring someone along to practice on. Evidence of current CPR is required. No refreshments are provided. Textbook required.

Refresher for Local Anesthesia (Schedule and Fees)

This six-hour course is designed to provide an opportunity for dental hygienists to renew both hard and soft tissue landmarks and injection techniques. Participants will be required to give multiple injections on each other. If a participant is pregnant, breast feeding, or cannot receive injections for any other reason, they will be required to bring someone along to practice on. Evidence of current CPR and initial certification in local anesthetic is required.

Nitrous Oxide Admin Certification (Schedule and Fees)

This course allows you to complete the educational training required by the Wisconsin Board of Dentistry in order to administer nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation analgesia.   Whether beginning or refining your skills in nitrous oxide administration, this practical continuing dental education course will give you the capacity to reduce patient anxiety and fears in your dental office.  All eligible members of the dental team are welcome — dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and licensed dental assistants. This  course includes: 4 hours reading time and 8 hours in clinic, with supervised clinical experience using fail-safe anesthesia equipment capable of positive pressure respiration.  Students must read:  Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, 4th edition by Clark and Brunick, prior to entering clinic, as part of the 12 hour course load. Course participants need to show evidence of current licensure and CPR certification, and will be required to give and receive nitrous oxide.

Registration:

To register, obtain the 5-digit class number from the links above and phone (608) 258-2301, ext 2.

If you have never taken a class here before, you can facilitate enrollment by creating a student account before trying to register.

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