# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Dental Careers II Task 2053966631

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the major routes of drug administration.


Explanation should include the following routes:

  • Inhalation
  • Topical
  • Rectal
  • Oral
  • Sublingual
  • Parenteral
  • Subcutaneous
  • Intramuscular
  • Intravenous

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the most common drug administration route used in dentistry?
  • What would you do in the case of a patient who is to receive nitrous but cannot breathe from his or her nose at the time due to allergies or a cold?
  • What specialties in dentistry require the use of intravenous drug administration?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events (High School)

Health Science Events


Dental Terminology


Health Professions Events


Dental Science