Local Anesthetic Techniques for Dental Hygienists

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  • Local Anesthetic Techniques for Dental Hygienists November 22, 23, 24, 2019Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 24, 20198:00 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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Course Description

This course is designed for dental hygienists who would like 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 patient’s current medical conditions and medications.

The participants are required to do a home self‐study component prior to the three-day workshop. A pre-clinical examination on day one of the course will be administered which has a passing grade of 70 per cent. During days two and three, 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.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this event participants should be able to:

  • 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 agents
  • 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 and instructor, School of Dental Hygiene, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry

and other faculty members from the School of Dental Hygiene, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry

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.


Dental hygienist: $1,565

Registration Deadline

October 14, 2019 – SOLD OUT – contact Laura Friesen to be put on cancellation list (204-789-3562).

Course Brochure  Local Anesthetic Techniques for DH – November 2019

PLEASE NOTE: LA November 2019  –  Handbook of Local Anesthesia (Stanley Malamed) 7th Edition

Study Credits

This course is designed for 45 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits

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| AGD Subject Code LANOV2019



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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