CDE Course Detail
Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist (Lecture and Hands-on)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017
Check - in: Thursday, May 11 at 4:30 pm
Dalhousie University, Faculty of Dentistry, Room 3157, 3rd floor
16 CE lecture hours and 13 CE hands-on hours
Drs. Ben Davis and Jean-Charles Doucet
Course Outline

This four-day course will provide dental hygienists with both didactic and clinical hands-on

training in the administration of local anesthesia. The didactic lectures will cover the following topics:

  • Neurophysiology of pain
  • Mechanism of nerve blockade
  • Assessing patients for local anesthesia
  • Pharmacology of local anesthetics
  • Pharmacology of vasoconstrictors
  • Calculating doses administered
  • Armamentarium
  • Local and systemic complications of local anesthesia and their management
  • Basic maxillary local anesthesia techniques
  • Basic mandibular local anesthesia techniques
  • Local anesthesia failures and their management
  • Advanced local anesthesia techniques


Two months prior to the course, the lecture material and a “self-assessment” quiz will be distributed electronically to all participants to allow for self-directed learning.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should have an appreciation of the necessary basic knowledge:

  • In medicine, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology for the successful administration of local anesthesia for the dental hygiene patient.
  • The clinical hands-on training will allow the participant to learn the basic maxillary and

mandibular local anesthesia technique by performing these techniques on fellow course
participants under the supervision of members of the division of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

A continental breakfast, lunch and/or supper will be provided.
Early Bird Fee
Not Available
Regular Fee

Lecture & Hands-on

Early Bird Fee Registration
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