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  • LOCAL ANESTHETIC TECHNIQUES FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTSNov 23, 2018 - Nov 25, 20188:00 am - 5:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Dentistry Building: Room-D016, Hamilton Lecture Theatre

University of Manitoba, 780 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0W2

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This course will prepare dental hygienists to become competent in the administration of both block and infiltration local anesthesia. Emphasis is placed on the mechanisms of pain and a thorough understanding of the pharmacology of drugs used in dentistry and their interactions with the patients’ current medical conditions and medications. The course has a self‐study component which occurs prior to the three‐day workshop. Following a review of information included in the self-study materials, participants will complete a pre-clinical examination which has a passing grade of 70 per cent. During Days 2 and 3, participants will receive over-the-shoulder coaching as they administer local anesthesia on each other. Upon successful completion of the clinical competency examination at the end of the program, participants will be issued a certificate of completion.



  • Discuss pain including its generation, perception, sources and classifications
  • Discuss both traditional and non-traditional methods of pain control
  • Identify the anatomy of the head and neck as it pertains to the administration of anesthetic agents
  • Discuss the significance of the medical history as it relates to the administration of anesthetic
  • Describe the pharmacology of dental anesthetics and vasoconstrictors including adverse reaction,
    side effects and contraindications
  • Administer local anesthesia safely utilizing acceptable infiltration and block anesthetic techniques
  • Identify the landmarks, site depth of penetration and anatomy anesthetized for all injections



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

and other faculty members of the School of Dental Hygiene


Local Anesthetic 2018


45 Hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credit

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2018 to  June 30, 2022. Provider ID# 214210 AGD Code 340





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