Dental Anesthesia Technique & Review: An Instructional Design Project

Session Description
At the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene- Dental Hygiene Program, students are taught every aspect of dental hygiene. One important responsibility of the dental hygienist is successfully and safely administering local anesthesia. The aim of this project is to provide junior and senior dental hygiene students a classroom review prior to clinically administering local anesthesia on live patients. In prior years, students were required to pass three paper quizzes which tested the students’ knowledge of local anesthesia techniques and concepts. Within the last two years, faculty noticed that students were not prepared for this aspect of clinic. Observing the drastic change, this project was developed to bridge the gap by mentally and clinically preparing students to administer local anesthesia. The purpose of this instructional design project is to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an online module to prepare students with basic intraoral local anesthetic techniques for a clinical setting for junior and senior dental hygiene students at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Dental Hygiene Program. The website was created through and includes important content and useful pictures as visuals. The project involved two of the three hygiene school classes, roughly 38 students. Participants were asked to complete a demographic survey, pre-test, embedded test, post-test, and an attitudinal survey. All data were collected through Google Forms, were summarized, analyzed and improvements were made to the website. The results reflected positive outcomes and students found the review beneficial.
Natasha Fong
Natasha Fong, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA
I was born and raised in Aiea, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. I attended St. Elizabeth School for elementary and middle school, Aiea High School, and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa for my undergrad and graduate school. I live with my mom, dad, brother, sister, and fiance in Aiea. I’m a registered dental hygienist for about 3 years now. I currently work at a general dental practice in Ewa Beach and also at the Dental Hygiene school at UH Manoa as an instructor.
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