Local Anesthesia Review for Dental Hygienists

Saturday, February 27, 2021
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9:00 AM -Ā 12:00 PM

Live Webinar Online


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Course Description

This course is offered to dental hygienists to update their knowledge of local anesthesia safety and efficacy. Indications of different formulations of local anesthetics will be reviewed, and safe doses will be recommended. Additional topics include armamentarium for local anesthesia, non-injectable agents for use with scaling and curettage, and indications for supplemental mandibular anesthesia through infiltration. The local anesthetic reversal agent OraVerseĀ®, and other innovative approaches, will be discussed.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • relate pre-treatment assessment to considerations for choice of anesthetic, technique, and relative and absolute contraindications for anesthetics/vasoconstrictors,
  • calculate and record doses of local anesthetic administered and determine maximum recommended doses,
  • explain advantages and disadvantages of both injectable and topical anesthesia,
  • assess innovative approaches in local anesthesia, and
  • describe crosshairs technique for Standard inferior alveolar nerve block.


This three-hour presentation is applicable for renewal of a dental hygienist's Local Anesthesia Permit in Pennsylvania.


Matthew Cooke, DDS, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Dental Anesthesiology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry


Antonia Ambrosino, RDH, BS

Instructor, Dental Hygiene Program, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh



Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Live Webinar Online

Edward J. Forrest Center for Continuing Dental Education, 2148 Salk Hall



Hygienists: $75

Credit: Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 3
Course #: 56321W






Live Webinar Online

Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 3


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