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Pain Management Course

Farmingdale State College
Pain Management Course
Spring 2014

Farmingdale State College's Pain Management course meets the regulations of the New York State Board for Dentistry allowing Registered Dental Hygienists in New York State to administer local infiltration anesthesia and administer/monitor nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia for dental hygiene procedures. The Dental Hygiene Department at Farmingdale State College is providing this 45 hour combined lecture and clinical certification program.  This course will instruct the Registered Dental Hygienist in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide – oxygen analgesia for the control of pain and anxiety.

Lecture and Clinic Dates & Times

Lecture — You must attend all five days—

Monday                   May 19, 2014   8:00 AM — Noon 1 PM — 5 PM

Tuesday       May 20, 2014   8:00 AM — Noon 1 PM — 5 PM

Wednesday May 21, 2014   8:00 AM — Noon 1 PM — 5 PM

Friday                   May 23, 2014   8:00 AM — Noon

Clinic -   You must choose one CRN #

CRN # 40009   Tuesday       May 27, 2014   8:15 AM— 12:30 PM

Wednesday May 28, 2014   9:00 AM— Noon     1:00 PM—4:00 PM

Thursday     May 29, 2014   9:00 AM— Noon     1:00 PM—4:00 PM

CRN # 40010   Friday,         May30, 2014     8:15 AM— 12:30 PM

Saturday     May 31, 2014     9:00 AM— Noon     1:00 PM—4:00 PM

Sunday         June 1, 2014       9:00 AM— Noon     1:00 PM—4:00 PM

How to Register

Please fill out a Registration Form and Mail it back to:

Farmingdale State College

Dental Hygiene Department, Attn: Eileen Meyers

2350 Broadhollow Road

Farmingdale, NY 11735

Registration Requirements:

In order to confirm your registration you must submit:

A copy of your current NYS Dental Hygiene Registration Proof of  Malpractice Insurance Proof of current CPR Payment of $1,500.00*

* The preferred form of payment is by Personal Check or Money Order payable to Farmingdale State College.

If you wish to pay by credit card you must send in your registration form and once you are notified that you have been registered by the Dental Hygiene Continuing Education Department, you must either:

Come in person to the FSC Campus Student Accounts Office in Laffin Hall to pay

OR   Pay on Line (instructions will be sent to you)

Additional Information:

The course fee is $1,500 which includes all course materials; however, participants will be responsible for bringing their own books. The first class will meet in Room 114 in Gleeson Hall.  A light breakfast will be provided on lecture days. We will send you a temporary parking permit. Please display it on your dashboard and abide by the rules on the reverse side of the permit.

Please note that during the clinical component you will be a patient for your fellow classmates. Attire for the Clinical portion of the class is scrubs and either white sneakers or clinic shoes. Disposable lab coats will be provided. X-rays are required to be on file. If x-rays are available bring them to the clinic session, otherwise they will need to be taken prior to injections.

We will be using the following books:

Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation by Morris Clark and Ann Brunick. Publisher is Elsevier.

Handbook of Local Anesthesia by Stanley Malamed. Publisher is Elsevier.

For your convenience, these books can be purchased in our campus bookstore or on line at

Please be advised that if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during this time period, we request that you reschedule the course for another time.

PLEASE NOTE:               Course fees are non-refundable.

Any questions should be directed to the Dental Hygiene Continuing Education office at 631-420-2659.