Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

22 FEBRUARY 2019
Local Anesthesia for the dental hygienist April 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019! Save your seat.


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


One month 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.

Find your registration form here or call CDE at (902) 494-1674 to register.


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, and
  • 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.

Course Instructors:


Thursday, April 25th – 4:30 to 8:00 pm
Friday, April 26th – 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 27th – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 28th – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Additional Details:

A light supper will be served on Thursday, April 25th.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be served on Friday, April 26th; Saturday, April 27th; and Sunday, April 28th.

For additional information, such as CE Credit hours and registration fees, please click here.

For Dalhousie’s Continuing Dental Education page, here.