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KIM PANKAU is a graduate of the Parkland College Dental Hygiene Program and earned her B.S. degree from the University of St. Francis. Kim has also earned a Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership from the University of Illinois - Springfield in 2012.. She has 23 years of private practice experience and serves as co-director of the Dental Hygiene Program at Parkland. In addition to Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation for Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants, Kim teaches Dental Histology and Embryology, Dietary Analysis and Preventive Counseling, and facilitates a board review course for dental hygiene students. Her clinical and lab experience includes Pre-clinic, Radiology, Clinic I, II, III, and IV.


Continuing Education for Dental Hygienists and Assistants

Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist (Hybrid)

Discover the essential skills and knowledge for safe and effective administration of local anesthesia in dental hygiene practice. Discuss the integration of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology as they relate to the administration of local anesthesia. Clinical sessions with Laura Hettinger are included to develop competency and confidence in the techniques of administering local anesthesia. The online instruction must be completed prior to the lab session. CEU: 32

Prerequisites: Illinois Dental Hygiene Licensure and current CPR certification.

ONLINE: Oct 12–Dec 13
LAB: Mon/Tue, Dec 12 & 13
HCS 631 002HZ
$899  (book additional)



: 8am-4pm
   Deadline: Oct 5
   Lab location:




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Nitrous Oxide Sedation for the Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant (Hybrid)

Registered Dental Hygienists and experienced Dental Assistants will receive a comprehensive introduction to conscious sedation with the opportunity to practice the administration and monitoring of nitrous oxide in the clinical session with Kim Pankau. Topics include areas of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and dental emergencies. Lectures consist of 10 units of online study and submission of answers following each unit, which must be completed prior to the lab session.

Prerequisites: Illinois Dental Hygiene Licensure or 1,000 hours of assisting experience, and current CPR certification

ONLINE: Coming Soon!
HCS 620 002HZ
$699  (book additional)


: 1-5pm
Lab location: PC-L157



The following classes are available and can be scheduled for your organization.

Please contact Business Training at or 217-351-2235 if you are interested in any of the classes below.

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation for the Dental Hygienist (HCS 620)
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation for the Dental Assistant (HCS 621)
  • Radiology for the Dental Auxiliary (HCS 622)
  • Expanded Duties for the Dental Assistant (HCS 623) (pit and fissure sealants and polishing)
  • Infection Control in the Dental Office (HCS 624)
  • Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist (HCS 631)
  • OSHA Training Workshop-Individualized for each dental office. Meets the OSHA requirement for annual dental office training.

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