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Dental Hygienists Earn Certification In DCC Local Anesthesia Course


Dental Hygienists
Twelve area dental hygienists, who recently took Danville Community College’s first course in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation, had a 100 percent pass rate and received their certification. Local dentist Dr. Jesse Wall served as the course instructor.

Lynn Turner, Site Director for the Dental Hygiene Program at DCC, surveyed dentists in the region and determined that the certification course was needed for those dental hygienists who were not certified prior to 2008 when local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation was offered in the dental hygiene curriculum. The course was offered online through Blackboard and provided 16 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab time.

Shown, left to right are: (seated) Jenicia Bell, Lynchburg; Charity Coleman, Collinsville; Jessica Kurth, Martinsville; and Page Overstreet, Danville; (back row): Jeanie Fulton, Danville; Chantal Hardy, Ringgold; Kristen Jarrett, Martinsville; Joan Bullings, Winston Salem, NC; Angela Hobbs, Danville; Dana Washburn, Martinsville; Dr. Jesse Wall; and Amy Joyce, Martinsville.


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