Local Anesthesia Training Program
for Dental Hygienists
Learn how to administer local anesthesia through a comprehensive program of home-study
followed by lectures, simulation exercises, and injection lab experience.
Presented by Christopher J. Spencer, DDS with injection lab guidance and
supervision by members of the LSU School of Dentistry hygiene faculty
Home-study plus two sessions at LSU School of Dentistry (must attend both sessions):
Session I: Friday & Saturday, April 21-22, 2017
Session II: Friday & Saturday, May 19-20, 2017
Maximum of 38 hours of clinical CDE credit:
- 8 hours of self-administered study with a test before attending the live course
- Two weekend sessions live at LSU (30 hours clinical CDE credit - 18 hours lecture/12 hours participation)
Financing for this course is available through Campus Federal Credit Union. Please call the CE office at (504) 941-8193 for further information.
Fees are due at the time of registration. This course is limited attendance.
You must be a licensed Louisiana dental hygienist to register.
The deadline to register is Monday, April 3, 2017. This will provide time to review self-administered materials and to complete and return open-book test by Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Register Online - Course confirmation will be sent by e-mail.
Call: (504) 941-8193
Fax Registration form to: (504) 941-8403
Mail Registration form with Payment to: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education
1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B, New Orleans, LA 70119-2799
This limited-attendance course meets and exceeds the requirements of the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry for a licensed Louisiana dental hygienist to qualify for a special endorsement to administer local anesthesia for dental procedures under the direct on-premises supervision of a licensed Louisiana dentist.
Because this course is designed to provide you with personalized attention to learn local anesthesia techniques, there will be plenty of time allocated for you to practice the local anesthesia injections. The course is a good learning experience taught by an experienced course director with injection lab guidance and supervision by experienced members of the LSU School of Dentistry hygiene faculty. The low (6 to 1) student to hygiene faculty ratio in the injection labs facilitates more one-on-one training and learning opportunities. The 20 satisfactory injections required by the Louisiana Dental Practice Act are all administered during the injection labs.
After successfully completing this course, the verification of participation document prepared by LSU CDE and a copy of the course syllabus must be submitted to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry for approval. The permit to administer local anesthesia shall expire with the expiration of your Louisiana dental hygienist's license. There is no requirement to renew your local anesthesia permit; however, LSU CDE periodically offers a local anesthesia update course for licensed dental hygienists.
This is a a two part program. Part One begins with 8 hours of home-study followed by a self-administered, open-book test. The test will be e-mailed to you on March 30, 2017 and must be returned by e-mail to the LSU CDE office no later than Thursday, April 13, 2017. Before taking the at-home self-administered test and the pre-test at LSU during Session I, each student is required to purchase, read, and study two books: Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 6th Edition by Stanley F. Malamed, DDS and Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 7th Edition by Stanley F. Malamed, DDS. All answers to questions on the self-administered test and on the pre-test are found in these two books. It is the student's responsibility to purchase these two textbooks either new or used. These books can be purchased new from the publisher, new or used from Amazon.com or used through Ebay.com. It is recommended that students start reading and studying these books as early as possible before the self-administered test must be returned.
Part Two of this comprehensive local anesthesia program consists of 30 hours of lectures, simulation exercises, and injection lab exercises at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans over two Friday and Saturday sessions of 15 hours each. Below is a brief outline of the two sessions.
Session I - April 21-22, 2017
During Friday of the first weekend session, participants will have covered/accomplished the following :
During Saturday of the first weekend session, participants will have covered/accomplished the following:
- A pretest of material covered in the two textbooks
- Medical history and evaluation procedures
- ASA classification and is the patient SAFE to treat?
- Injection Lab:
- Anatomy I and initial local anesthetic injections of mandible and maxilla
Session II - May 19-20, 2017
- Important systemic diseases: how would they affect dental treatment?
- Head and neck anatomy as it relates to the administration of local anesthesia
- Physical examination of the mouth as it relates to administration of local anesthesia
- Injection lab
During Friday of the second weekend session, participants will have covered/accomplished the following:
During Saturday of the second weekend session, participants will have covered/accomplished the following:
- Pharmacology of local anesthesia
- Medical emergencies
- Injection lab
About the Course Director
- Post-injection complications
- Medical and legal management of complications associated with local anesthesia
- Injection review lab
- Practical examination
Christopher J. Spencer, DDS
Dr. Spencer is an associate professor at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry's Department of Diagnostic Sciences. He earned his DDS degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Following many years of private dental practice in San Rafael, California, Dr. Spencer completed a two year fellowship in orofacial pain at the University of Florida Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center. Currently, his responsibilities involve clinical faculty practice in the treatment of orofacial pain, training both predoctoral and postdoctoral students in diagnosis and treatment planning, continuing education, and writing articles to help educate health care professionals about the reality of facial pain in our patient populations.
Courtyard New Orleans Metairie
2 Galleria Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70001
Room Rate: $129/night plus applicable taxes
Group Name: Local Anesthesia Training Course
Phone Reservations: 1 (800) 654-3990 or (504) 838-3800, mention Local Anesthesia Session 1 or Session 2
Online Reservation Link: Book your group rate room for Local Anesthesia Session 1 Here>>
Last Day to Book Room for Session I: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Online Reservation Link: Book your group rate room for Local Anesthesia Session 2 Here>>
Last Day to Book Room for Session 2: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/CERP. LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education designates this activity for a maximum of 38 continuing education credits.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel this course should circumstances warrant such action. If this course is cancelled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration for this course, the Academy will refund the tuition paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee of 10% of the total tuition). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than March 31, 2017 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8193, or email at email@example.com. If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after March 31, 2017, this will result in forfeiture of the entire tuition.
Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change or Hotel Reservation:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is cancelled or rescheduled.
Please: No recording devices in lecture rooms or lab, and turn mobile phones off.