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SK Polytechnic Local Anesthetic Course

Posted by admin On July - 3 - 2015

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic is offering a Local Anesthesia continuing education course at Regina Campus, Regina SK. The course is for Registered Dental Hygienists who have not taken a local anesthesia course in their undergraduate program or who have taken a course but do not meet the licensing body’s restrictions on local anesthetic administration.


Applicants must:

  1. Be licensed by their provincial licensing body;
  2. Be practicing in a setting where administration of local anesthesia by dental hygienists is possible;
  3. Be physically able to receive local anesthesia drugs;
  4. Be current  with CPR level “C” ; and
  5. Submit a dentist’s letter of agreement for providing supervision during your clinical requirements.


The required textbook, Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 6th edition (Malamed 2012) is available from the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus bookstore (1-866-569-8398) cost $ 98.95.  The course manual will be mailed to you in advance of the course allowing approximately two weeks for completion of self-study objectives prior to the on campus seminar.


At the three-day seminar, you will discuss the material completed by self-study, participate in pre-clinical labs and administer local anesthetic on a partner.  You will be evaluated with a performance test and a written exam.  To complete the course, you will be required to administer local anesthetics to patients in your practice under the direct supervision of a dentist.


 Dates: October  10, 11,   12, 2015Saturday, Sunday, & Monday   9:00 am 5:00 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus4500 Wascana ParkwayREGINA SK    S4P 3A3 
Tuition: $ 945             Course Registration Number: 02-3260
Registration:  Registration will be available July 2, 2015Registration deadline – Monday, September 21, 2015Applications will be accepted on a first come basis   upon receipt of paymentand a copy of   your provincial dental hygiene license


Class Limit: Minimum of 12 students is required for the course to   be offered; maximum is 24


To Register, please contact:    

Registration Services

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus

P.O. Box 556, 4500 Wascana Parkway


Phone: (306) 775-7301 or Toll Free in Saskatchewan 1-866-467-4278

Fax:      (306) 775-7760

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June 16, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) — The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to announce the launch of  — a website containing a wealth of information for the general public about dental hygiene and oral health.  The site features oral health facts and FAQs, information sheets and other resources, as well as a children’s educational area with lots of fun downloads. The centrepiece of the site is CDHA’s new “Find an Independent Dental Hygienist” search engine, allowing the public to locate independent dental hygiene service providers in their area.


“Oral health is an important component of overall health and well-being” explains Mandy Hayre, president of CDHA.  While many of us think that the worst outcome of poor dental hygiene is tooth loss, research shows that poor oral hygiene can lead to periodontal disease, which is a risk factor for serious illnesses, such as diabetes, lung and heart diseases, and stroke.  Dental hygienists, as primary health care providers, want to ensure that all Canadians have the resources that they need to develop and maintain good oral hygiene habits.  “With the launch of,” Hayre notes, “timely, reliable, and easy-to-read information on oral health care is now at your fingertips.  CDHA and its members across the country encourage you to visit the site today to protect your smile for tomorrow.”


Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 26,800 registered dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 17,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students. Dental hygiene is the sixth largest registered health profession in Canada, with professionals working in a variety of settings, including independent practice, with people of all ages, addressing issues related to oral health. For more information on oral health, visit

CDHA Conference October 29-31 in Victoria!!

Posted by admin On June - 1 - 2015

Registration is open for the CDHA conference in Victoria in October.  The conference website is:


Mary Ann Wailing Retirement Tea – Sunday June 14th

Mary Ann has been registered with the SDHA for 50 years!!  The family of Mary Anne Wailing invite family and friends, graduates of Kelsey Dental Assistant Program, former patients and co-workers to attend a Retirement Tea to be held at her home on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 1:30-4:00 P.M. Cards or gifts graciously declined.

Location-Highway 2, east of Young, turn south at seed cleaning plant at the controlled railway crossing, first farm about ¼ mile south, on east side of road. Watch for balloons!!

Upcoming Professional Development

Posted by admin On March - 31 - 2015

Please visit…/alumni/continuing-education.php to view upcoming professional development offered by the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan.

The following brochures can also be downloaded:



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