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

Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists’ Association (SDHA)
1024 8th street east, Saskatoon S7H 0R9 Ph: (306) 931-7342 Fax: (306) 931-7334