Local-Anesthesia Training for Dental Hygienists Offered at College

Published 09.24.2012

Workforce Development

Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a 30-hour, noncredit course designed to provide licensed dental hygienists with the necessary knowledge and skills to administer local anesthesia in a clinical setting.

Specific requirements set forth the by the State Board of Dentistry for Pennsylvania will be addressed. The course is also approved by the Maryland State Board of Dentistry.

Sessions for the course will be held Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 3 through Nov. 11.

Participants will gain knowledge in orofacial anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, armamentarium, local anesthesia administration, complications and side effects, and emergency procedures.

Practical training includes hands-on application of local anesthesia administration in clinical laboratory settings.

For more information, or to register, call Workforce Development & Continuing Education at 570-327-4775 or email.

For information on credit offerings at Penn College, visit the Academic Schools page.