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A Hands-On Review of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Practitioner

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Leyvee Cabanilla Jacobs, DDS, MSD

Margie Coleman, RDH, BS

W. Choong Foong, BSc (Hons), PhD

Course Overview

Have you ever “missed” when administering local anesthesia? Would you like to add an additional injection to your arsenal of techniques? Are you lacking confidence in your ability to effectively administer local anesthesia or has it just been too long since you gave an injection? Through both lecture and hands on clinical lab, this course is designed as a review of local anesthesia for the practicing dentist and dental hygienist. You will review new local anesthetic agents and adjuncts and when they are appropriate to use.

This course will review theory of pain control, pharmacology of local anesthetics, selection of pain control modalities, anatomy, and techniques of both maxillary and mandibular anesthesia including the Variazani-Akinosi technique.

Participants will review injections on skulls for a “behind the scenes” look. After confidence is reinstated, participants will hone their skills while practicing on their patient partners. You will leave this course with a renewed sense of confidence.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify relevant bony landmarks, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels associated with local anesthesia on a model, skull and intraorally on a patient partner
  • Describe the tissues anesthetized by the most common types of dental injections and the target areas for each
  • Restore confidence in the ability to administer local aesthesia


University of Detroit Mercy Dental Corktown Campus, Detroit, MI
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Includes a light dinner and refreshments.

Dentist - $250; Allied - $175
UDM Alumni: Dentist - $225; Allied - $157.50

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


1:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

6 hours (Lecture and Hands-on)

This course meets the Michigan licensing requirement of at least one hour of continuing education in Pain and Symptom Management (required each renewal period for dentists and dental hygienists).

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise posted, a full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a hands-on course, no refund will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

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