Special Courses

Quinsigamond Community College Dental Hygiene Program and the Training and Education Center Presents:

Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists L-Permit Certification
June 2,3,4,10,11 2017, 8 a.m.-5p.m. (NO on-line component)
This 40-hour training course is designed to prepare the licensed dental hygienist for the written certification examination for the Administration of Local Anesthesia administered by the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) in compliance with the regulations of the Board of Registration in Dentistry, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. This course includes:
• The basic science of local anesthetics
• Anatomy of the head, neck, and oral cavity including osseous and neuro anatomy
• Selection and preparation of armamentaria
• Pharmacology of local anesthetic and vasoconstrictors
• Techniques for administration of local anesthetic agents
• Medical and legal management of complications
• Prevention and management of medical emergencies
• Infection control techniques

Register at:
For further details or if you have any questions please email or call
Kate Soal RDH, MSDH Course Instructor and Administrator

Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-66) at Cape Cod Community College

ONLINE from 4/2/16 – 5/20/16

Lab (WHDL002-66)

Lab dates: Sat. 5/21/16, Sun. 5/22/16, and Sat. 6/4/16 8:00am-5:00pm


Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-67) at Cape Cod Community College

ONLINE from 6/18/16 – 8/5/16

Lab (WHDL002-67)

Lab dates: Sat. 8/6/16, Sun. 8/7/16, and Sat. 8/13/16 8:00am-5:00pm


This course will provide a comprehensive study of local dental anesthetics utilized in the

dental hygiene profession. During lecture and lab components, the participant will learn to safely administer topical and local dental anesthetics. Course # WHD002 is taught in two phases, and includes 11 hours of on-line pre-study exercises and assignments, 12 hours of on-site didactic instruction, and 14 hours of on-site clinical instruction. It is specifically designed to provide the participant with the 35 hours of local anesthesia instruction required to prepare the participant to take the NERB Local Anesthesia Examination and obtain the “Permit L” Local Anesthesia licensure from the State of Massachusetts. (This course covers the Massachusetts Rules and Regulations 234 CMR 3.09-3.14, and the requirements for administration of local dental anesthetics by dental hygienists.)


Cost: The cost for this course is $1,199.00 per person, (online component $549.00, lab component $650.00). The course is limited to 14 participants. For more information and to register, visit:http://www.capecod.edu/web/ccpe/dental.


Local Anesthesia Refresher (WHD007-67) at Cape Cod Community College

Saturday 4/16/16, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: $120

Location: MM Wilkens Hall, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA.
This hands-on local anesthesia course will focus on refreshing and/or updating skills in delivering injections. Local anesthesia techniques will be demonstrated to improve success rate and troubleshoot difficult anatomy. Time will be spent on the Inferior Alveolar injection, Posterior Superior Alveolar injection and helpful injections technique tips for infiltration and nerve blocks. Recent graduates as well as experienced hygienists are welcome. In order to register for this course, participants must hold current Massachusetts Permit L licensure. Please feel free to come to this course with any questions or problems you have encountered during your practice as a licensed “Massachusetts Permit L” clinician. Participants must be able to serve as patients and receive as well as administer local anesthesia. For more information and to register, visit:http://www.capecod.edu/web/ccpe/dental.

Local Anesthesia for Registered Dental Hygienists

Course Dates on Campus- January 7, 8, 9, 10 2015

Denise Tetreault, RDH MEd Lead Instructor


Objective and Overview:


This course is designed to help prepare the licensed dental hygienist qualify to apply for testing and licensure to administer local anesthesia to dental patients in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The course consists of the online review course, two days of didactic lessons at Mount Ida College, and two days of clinical experience at the Mount Ida College Dental Center, where participants are required to administer and receive 20-30 individual injections, including ASA and MSA field blocks, ASA nerve blocks, GP, NP, IA, LB, MI, Lingual block, and infiltration.
Online Component:  Start date-12-1-201


The online course is consists of four reading assignments and associated quizzes. Participants are required to complete the online assignments and quizzes prior to the on-campus components. This is designed to be a learning tool as participants will retake quizzes to a 100% completion. Participants will be able to communicate with and question other participants, track course and program issues on an online calendar, and contact faculty about issues not addressed by fellow participants


Required text:

ISBN 9780323074131, Malamed, S., Handbook of Local Anesthesia with DVD, 6th Ed., 2012, Mosby

Register by December 11, 2015

at www.mountida.edu.

Go to “Academics”, “Continuing Education” click on “Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist”

Local Anesthesia Certification Course- Middlesex Community College
Lowell MA.
This course is recommended for the RDH who would like to become certified in local anesthesia. This course complies with the Mass. Board of Registration in Dentistry regulations for the administration of local anesthesia. At completion, RDH will be able to administer safe, effective, and painless local anesthesia with confidence and competence in preparation for the NERB exam. The course consists of a 50 hour on-line study prior to the 3 day clinical with 30 injection experiences. Course Director: Debra November-Rider, RDH,MSDH
For complete info and dates:https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining/dhla.aspx or e-mailmorins@middlesex.mass.edu

Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygiene Practice Continuing Education

The Participant will be:

1. Knowledgeable of the Public Health Dental Hygienist Practice rules and regulations.
2. Able to discuss components of risk management, which include HIPAA, informed consent, documentation, liability insurance, and public health reportable diseases.
3. Able to discuss various signs, symptoms, and treatment for various medical emergencies.
4. Able to discuss prevention methods and response to a medical emergency.
5. Able to discuss current infection control guidelines for portable equipment in a public health setting.
6.  In addition, dental hygienists will need to complete a 6-hour observation component in order to meet the total 10-hour training requirement for practicing public health dental hygiene.  More information will be provided during the course.
Participant of this course will complete the 4-hour educational requirement to practice as a Massachusetts Public Dental Hygienist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The course will cover the three required components set forth by the Board of Registration in Dentistry: infection control, risk management, and medical emergency review

Instructor: Barbara Sheerin, RDH