CDE Course Detail
Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Sunday, May 6, 2018
May 3: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm; May 4: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm;
May 5: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; May 6: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, 3157/Clinic, 3rd floor, Halifax, NS
16 hours of lecture
13 hours of hands-on
Drs. Jean-Charles Doucet, James Brady, and Ben Davis
Course Outline

This four-day course will provide the dental hygienist 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 patient 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 the participant should have an appreciation of the necessary basic

  • 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.

May 3 - light supper; May 4 - continental breakfast & lunch
May 5 - continental breakfast & lunch; May 6 - continental breakfast & lunch
Early Bird Fee
Not Available
Regular Fee
After Jan. 12, 2018

Lecture & Hands-on

Online Registration is Temporarily Closed
Please call CDE at (902) 494-1674 to Register


Online Registration is Temporarily Closed
Please call CDE at (902) 494-1674 to Register


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