Administration of Local Anesthesia by the Georgia Dental Hygienist

Is this course approved by the Georgia Board of Dentistry? Yes, this course has been approved by the Georgia Board of Dentistry! You will receive 60 hours of continuing education credit when you take this course.

Do I need to be a licensed dental hygienist in Georgia to take this course?Yes, you must be licensed in Georgia.

Is the course accepted by other states? It depends on the state. To be sure, contact other state boards of dentistry.

How is the course organized? The course has a didactic portion and a clinical portion. The didactic portion is divided into topics with each topic containing multimedia presentations, practice tests and learning activities that are completed in your office. All pracitce tests and learning activities must be completed before attending the clinical portion.

What will we be doing during the clinical portion? After reviewing the online material and taking a final examination, we will be practicing the administration of all the major local anesthetic injections until clinical competency is obtained. Injections include infiltration, the posterior, middle and anterior superior alveolar, the greater palatine, the nasopalatine, the inferior alveolar, the long buccal, and the mental.

Will faculty be available to help us before attending the clinical portion? Yes, faculty will always be available to help. In addition, periodic webinars will be held, and students will be encouraged to submit questions to be discussed.

How long is the clinical portion? Two days.

Who are the instructors? The principle clinical instructor is Dr. Amelia Granberry, a clinical dentist licensed in Georgia and Tennessee with 10+ years of teaching experience. She will be assisted by other clinical instructors.

What materials do I need to bring to the clinical portion of the course? Besides clinical personal protection equipment (PPE'S), you will need to bring two sterilized anesthetic syringes that fit your hand. If you have small hands, petite syringes may be desirable.

Where will the clinical portion be held? The clinical portion will be held in the north Georgia area (Near Chattanooga, Tennessee). Specific directions will be provided after registration..

How much does the course cost? The fee for the course is $1650

How do I pay for the course? Payment will be easy. After registering, you can pay immediately using Paypal, a safe and reliable online payment program. You do not need a Paypal account to use your own credit card. However, if you create a Paypal account, you have six months to pay for the course with no interest.

What is your refund policy? You will receive a full refund (minus a 10% processing fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before the course. You will receive a 50% refund if you cancel less than 30 days before the course.

How do I register for the course? Classes are scheduled to begin in Fall, 2024. If you are interested in taking the course, place your name on the wait list above and we will contact requests in the order they are received.

Do I need to purchase a textbok or other study material? Yes, you will be purchasing Handbook of Local Anesthesia by Malmed, 7th edition.

What will I learn? After completing this course, you will be able to: