The Department of Dental Hygiene at Hostos offers the Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Certificate Program in compliance with New York State law, in order to facilitate the NYS licensed dental hygienist's application for a Restricted Certificate in Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia. Registered Dental Hygienists are now permitted, under the direct supervision of a dentist, to administer intra oral and infiltration anesthesia or nitrous oxide analgesia to patients 18 years of age or older.
This 45 hour fully approved course satisfies the didactic and clinical requirements for certification. The course will also include 2 classroom hours dedicated to improving English and vocabulary skills to ensure success in the field. Upon successful completion of the course, the dental hygienist will be able to apply for certification through the NYS Education Department.
Clinical skills practice will require students to participate as a patient and operator. Individuals who are pregnant or have uncontrollable high blood pressure are precluded from participating in this course. All students are required to take and record blood pressure and follow infection control standards. Full attendance will be required for both didactic and clinical classes.
The state exam fee is not included in the tuition.
1. Proof of current CPR/AED Certification for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
2. Proof of New York Dental Hygiene Licensure
3. Proof of current professional liability insurance ($1,000,000/$3,000,000)
This program is a combination of 30 hours online and a 15 hour in-classroom weekend clinical instruction. The online session is by registration only and must be completed one week prior to the clinical session.
Please email Dpagan@hostos.cuny.edu for more information.