LIMITED ATTENDANCE COURSE
The Continuing Dental Education Local Anaesthetic for Registered Dental Hygienists Course is comprised of two components: A three month, guided, home-study Theory Course, and a three day, hands-on Clinical Course. Participants must successfully complete the Theory Course and the Written Theory Examination prior to attending the in-person Clinical Course.
The Local Anaesthetic Theory Course is offered through an electronic classroom. The E-classroom is offered as support and guidance for participants during their home-study period using the Moodle platform. Study guides, learning activities, and quizzes are offered to help participants during their learning. The Theory Course requires a minimum of three months of study. Participants are also required to purchase and start to study the textbook: Handbook of Local Anaesthesia, 6th Ed., by Dr. Stanley F. Malamed, available from the University of Alberta Bookstore (780-492-4215), or online from Chapters/Indigo, or Amazon.
Upon completion of the Theory Course E-classroom module, participants may write the Theory Examination. The Theory Examination is offered monthly at the University of Alberta. Participants residing outside of Edmonton may also choose to write the Theory Examination at a recognized Testing Center closer to their location (Testing Center fees will apply, and are payable by the participant).
Once successful completion of the Written Theory Examination is achieved, participants may attend the in-person Local Anaesthetic Clinical Course. The Clinical Course is offered four times a year, and must be pursued within 8 months of successful completion of the Theory Course.
During the Local Anaesthetic Clinical Course, participants will become familiar with local anaesthetic injection techniques through simulation and clinical learning experiences. Participants will work in pairs during the clinical portion of the Clinical Course, and must be willing to receive local anaesthetic injections during the course. A minimum volume of local anaesthetic solution will be deposited for each injection during clinical teaching and evaluation sessions. A local anaesthetic agent without a vasoconstrictor will be administered.