Universidad Católica de Valencia

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Universidad Católica de Valencia

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Pre-Dental, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    General Goals:

    1. General objectives concerning knowledge
    1.1 To provide students of dentistry the theoretical bases: anatomical, physiological and pharmacological necessary for Cl blocking oral anesthetic.
    1.2 Knowledge and mastery of instruments, material, and so form of manipulation.
    1.3 Knowledge and mastery of technical as most frequent used for local and loco-regional anesthesia in dentistry.
    1.4 Knowledge of all possible complications and domain of your treatment, as well as the limitations of local anesthesia.
    1.5 Anesthesia clinic. Urgently needed if of the anesthesiology techniques that are used to perform dental treatments with the consultation of an anesthesiologist.
    1.6 Knowledge of pharmacological treatment of pain patterns.

    2. Manual skills and practices
    2.1 To train students for the manipulation of the material with a sterile and safe technique.
    2.2 Prepare the student to execute the techniques of a oral local and loco-regional anesthesia.
    2.3 Train the student to decide the anesthesia technique appropriate to each patient and to the planned therapeutic.
    2.4 Give the knowledge necessary for planning ergonomics, material and precise instruments for each case.
    2.5 To train students in the clinical use of analgesic drugs, individualizing treatment regimens for each patient.

    3. Attitudes
    3.1 Encourage the learner to the teamwork, since for the implementation of the various local anesthetic techniques, it is imperative the performance as a whole.
    3.2 Encourage the continuing education with important techniques for the professional exercise.
    3.3 Start the student in working with phantoms for the implementation of the theoretical knowledge, morphological, and instrumentation of the material for a successful implementation of the technique of the local anesthesia and loco-regional in the oral cavity, the maxillae and neighboring tissues.
    3.4 Start the student in collaboration with the Anesthesiology and resuscitation, medical specialty that must cooperate to carry out some dental treatments, in which local anesthetic techniques are not the best choice.

    4. At the end of the course the student should be able of:
    4.1 Understand the importance of the local anesthetic in dentistry.
    4.2 To understand the mechanism of action of the anesthetic places.
    4.3 Know the forms of administration of local anesthetics.
    .4 Evaluate their indications, contraindications, and risks.
    4.5 Know their undesirable effects, local and systemic of local anesthetics.
    4.6 Know and execute usual anesthetic techniques in dentistry.
    4.7. Know and execute the anesthetic Techniques commonly used in dentistry.
    4.8. Knowing the effects expected from the patient under general anesthesia.
    4.9. Knowing the theories explaining the action of general anesthetics on the CNS.
    4.10. Know the names and characteristics of halogenated anesthetics Main.
    4.11. Know the names and characteristics of the main intravenous anesthetics.
    4.12. Knowing the aspects most relevant CPR.
    4.13. Knowing the pharmacokinetic characteristics of local anesthetics

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.