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  • Facial Anesthesia and Dental BlocksOct 19, 20199:00 am - 1:15 pm


UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Theatre D-Skills Lab

University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0J9

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Course Description

As medical practitioners, there may be clinical situations that would benefit from provision of local anesthetic for patients who experience trauma or infection, yet often practitioners are not confident on how to perform the procedure. This course will support learning competence in the administration of both block and infiltration local anesthesia in the oral cavity and supraorbital block. Following the lecture, participants will receive over-the-shoulder coaching as they administer local anesthesia on manikins and, optionally, on each other. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be issued a certificate of completion.

This course will be of interest to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and medical residents.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

• Explain the anatomy of the nerves that provide sensation to the face and teeth
• Discuss the benefits of facial and dental regional anesthesia for emergency department patients
• Identify barriers to the use of facial and dental regional anesthesia in the emergency department
• Compare the advantages and disadvantages of regional anesthesia with other analgesic options for dental pain
• List the indications and contraindications for facial and dental regional anesthesia
• Perform the following blocks on a dental manikin:
• Supraorbital/supratrochlear block
• Infraorbital block
• Inferior alveolar block
• Mental nerve block
• Supraperiosteal block


Rebecca Schindle, MD, FRCPC

Emergency Physician, Health Sciences Centre;  CEPD Program Director and Lecturer; Department of Emergency Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba




Diane Girardin, Dip DH, RDH
Course Director and Instructor for Local Anesthetic Course for Dental Hygienists; Instructor; School of Dental Hygiene, College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Diane Girardin obtained her training in dental hygiene at the University of Manitoba and has over 37 years of clinical practice experience in preventive, orthodontic and restorative techniques. She is an instructor at the School of Dental Hygiene and has 27 years of clinical teaching experience





Physicians: $250
Physician Assistants: $250
Nurse Practitioners: $250
Medical Residents: $250

Study Credits

This event was co-developed with the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba, and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity, and balance.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba, for up to 4.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba, for a maximum of 4.0 hours.

Participants should only claim credit for the actual number of hours attended.

The University of Manitoba CPD Medicine Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME).

Refund Policy

Registrants can receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

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