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Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists

June 9 - 11, 2017

Our 24-hour course in local anesthesia is designed to comply with the educational requirements of the Rules and Regulations of the Dental Practice Act of Colorado as well as the following *other state boards: MN, MO, ND, OK, OR, SD, WI, WY. Through lecture, demonstration, laboratory, and clinical experiences, participants will learn the management of pain through the administration of local anesthetic agents. You will receive hands-on experience with a live patient on the last day of the course. If you are moving to Colorado, this course is essential for any dental hygienist without prior local anesthesia training. This course is a must for those who are moving to Colorado or for those who have not successfully completed a 24-hour course in local anesthesia, including block anesthesia, as part of your accredited dental hygiene program or in a formal continuing education course by an ADA accredited school. 

Tuition $895
Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Registration deadline is Friday, May 26, 2017.

Course Number  ​LADH2341 - 060917
CDE Credit Hours 
 24 (12 didactic, 12 clinical)

This course fulfills the DORA requirements in Colorado for Local Anesthesia Training. Additional licensing is required prior to praciticing. 

Handbook of Local Anesthesia by Stanley F. Malamed, DDS. Students are responsible for purchasing their own copy of the textbook. Fifth or Sixth Edition of the text is acceptable. Prerequisite reading of the text is highly recommended prior to the start of the course. Additional information is provided in the registration confirmation email. 



Participants must provide copies of the following documentation by Friday, May 26, 2017 to be eligible for course participation.

  • A copy of your current dental hygiene license
  • A copy of your current CPR certification card
  • Proof of malpractice insurance

Documentation should be sent to or via fax 303-724-7059.

Live Patient

You are required to bring a patient with you on Sunday, June 11th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. If you are unable to bring a patient, one may be provided for you at additional cost. Detailed information on course preparation will be sent to you upon receipt of registration and will include guidelines for types of patients required during the last clinic session. Please note, participants will practice local anesthesia injections on each other during the Saturday and Sunday clinic sessions. If you are unable to receive injections due to health reasons (allergies, pregnancy, etc.) please notify us as soon as possible. 

Presented By 

Meghan Crow, RDH, BS 

Manti Lehn, RDH, BS 

Lonnie Johnson, DDS, PhD

Michael Savage, DDS



Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado

Recommended parking lots are the Kiowa and Julesburg Visitor lots. Please reference the campus map​ for additional information.

Travel Accommodations

If you plan to travel to attend this course, contact us for information on local hotels. The University of Colorado has preferred room rates at area hotels.


*Check with your local state board about local anesthesia permit requirements and prerequisites.​

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