This course is a study of drugs with special emphasis on those used in dentistry. It focuses on the physical and chemical properties of drugs by groups, dosages, therapeutic effects, and the use of local anesthetics and nitrous oxide pain control modalities. The course also includes the management of medical emergencies relative to the administration of local anesthetics. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.
Prerequisites: formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program; and a "C" in DEHY 121