Local Anesthetics Program

Local Anesthetics Program for Dental Hygiensists

Local Anesthetics at VCDH

Fall Program Dates:
October 13th, 14th, and 15th 2017
November 3rd, 4th and 5th 2017


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Local: 604-215-7611
Toll Free: 1-800-457-3189

The Local Anesthetics Program at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Inc. is designed for licensed dental hygienists who have not been trained in the administration of local anesthetics and who now require local anesthetics training to qualify for a full practicing license. This is also an excellent program for dental hygienists who already possess a full practicing license but need to refresh their skills and knowledge in local anesthetics.

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About the Program

The Local Anesthetics Program is offered twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall. The next program is scheduled for October 13th, 14th, 15th and November 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2017. It is 32 hours of theory, clinical training and evaluation. There are 11 hours of teaching and evaluation in theory, and 21 hours of clinical practice and evaluation.

The total cost of the Local Anesthetics Programs is $1,695.

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Why Choose VCDH?

Our program provides a 5:1 student to instructor ratio in the clinical portion and all of our instructors have experience teaching local anesthetics. The program is fully approved by the CDHCB and PCTIA and is deemed substantially equivalent by the CRDHA.

These approvals are significant to licensed dental hygienists in BC and Alberta, as notification of successful completion of the program at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene will be relayed to the CDHBC and the CRDHA for speedy application to registrants' practicing licenses.

The Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Inc. was designed and built specifically as a dental hygiene college to benefit students. As a hygiene-focused school, everything from our facility to our curriculum is designed with the modern dental hygienist in mind.

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teaching methodology

This theoretical and clinical course’s content will develop the student’s understanding of pain and pain control, the physiological action of drugs, the function of pharmacological agents used in the dental office, and the safe and effective delivery of local anesthetics agents. Proper asepsis, optimal client management including the prevention and handling of reactions and medical emergencies associated with the application of local anesthetics agents will be discussed and emphasized.

student testimonial

Toronto College of Dental Hygiene student Testimonial

Thank you all for your guidance and support in the Local Anesthetic certification for Dental Hygienists course. I really appreciated the helpful advice and the supportive atmosphere in particular during clinical sessions. It has been a long time since I have been in a clinical examination situation but you all made it less stressful. This past week I had my first patient requiring local anesthetic (3 blocks) and it went so well thanks to you.

I would not hesitate to recommend Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene to anyone for Local Anesthetic Certification.

Diana Forrest RDH | May 2016 Local Anesthetics Course
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Register today

To register for the Local Anesthetics Program or for more information, call us today at 604-215-7611 or toll-free at 1-800-457-3189

You can also send us an email us anytime at info@vancouver-college-dental.org

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