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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.

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

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