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Dental Hygiene Pain Management Course

Dental Hygiene Pain Management Course – 2015

Dear Fellow Dental Hygienist:

The Dental Hygiene Department at Farmingdale State College is providing the 45 hour combined lecture and clinical certification program which 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 dent hygiene procedures.

The course fee is $1500.00 which includes all course materials; however, participants will be responsible for purchasing 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 may need to be taken prior to injections.

In order to confirm your acceptance you will need to submit the following four items to the Dental Hygiene office in Gleeson Hall – Room 244:

A copy of your current NYS Dental Hygiene RegistrationProof of Malpractice InsuranceProof of current CPRPayment of $1500.00. Preferred payment may be made by Check or Money Oder for $1500.00 made payable to Farmingdale State College via mail. 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)

Course fees are non-refundable

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

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


Maureen Tsokris, RDH, MS, Ed.D

Chair/Dental Hygiene Department

P.S. 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.