Special Courses

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

Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists L-Permit Certification
New dates are: September 22,23,24,30 and October 1, 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

Hands-on Review of Local Anesthesia Techniques
Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA
If you are a Registered Dental Hygienist with a valid, current state permit/license to administer Local Anesthesia and would like to have faculty oversee your technique, this class is for you. We will review maxillary and mandibular nerve blocks. Specific injection techniques will be determined by participants. The goal of this course is to become more comfortable with injection techniques that you have already learned, or to troubleshoot any barriers you have encountered. This course includes four hours clinical and a two-hour lecture. Participants are required to sit as a patient. Required Forms: In order to participate you must have your permit/license to administer local anesthesia from your state dental board and sit as a patient for this hands-on course.

Please submit the following forms/copies to the Community Education and Training Department at MCC: state RDH license, CPR certification, state permit to Administer Local Anesthetic, medical history form, and consent form. Memo of Understanding is not required. Liability insurance covered by MCC. Note: If you have passed a local anesthesia certification course between October 2015 to the present, you may also participate in this class with proof of passed L/A certification course. Director and lead Instructor, Debra November-Rider, RDH, MSDH. To download forms: www.middlesex.mass.edu/dhla. 6 hours, 6 CEUs. $300. To enroll call 1-800-818-3434 between July 3 through August 22. Please provide course # CAR 753-80 and a valid email and phone number. Questions please call 781-280-3570.

Course Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA

Local Anesthesia Certification Course
Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA
October 7, 8, 9, 2017 Clinical. Online study July 10 – October 2
Middlesex Community College’s has been training RDH in local anesthesia since 2005. This course is recommended for registered dental hygienists who would like to become certified in local anesthesia. MCC 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 and be prepared to take the CDCA exam. The course consists of a 40-hr
on-line study (independent and self-paced) prior to clinical training, interactive presentations, and a 3-day clinical training in which students will have 30 injection experiences and a clinical final exam. CDCA exam is a separate fee. Course director and lead instructor: Debra November-Rider, RDH, MSDH. Questions please call 781-280-3570 or e-mail wrighte@middlesex.mass.edu

24 seats available for our next session. Complete details: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining/dhla.aspx