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Local Anesthesia

 Courses for Dental Hygienists

GET YOUR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS TO ADMINISTER LOCAL ANESTHETIC FOR PAIN CONTROL
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCING AVAILABLE TO ASSIST WITH COST OF THE PROGRAM

As an AGD/PACE provider, Athena Dental Solutions offers local anesthetic courses for licensed dental hygienists. Our course is designed to include a minimum of 16 didactic hours, 8 clinical hours, 12 infiltration injections, and 12 block injections as required by North Carolina.

Complete all of your clinical requirements in ONE day.

Our course also satisfies the requirements for South Carolina hygienists to administer local anesthetic infiltrations. We have certified hygienists in New Mexico, Kansas, Arizona, and Virginia. 

The course is taught by Lori Hendrick, MS, CDA, CDT, RDH, PhD; and Dr. Joseph Hendrick, Jr. Additional dentists (instructors) will be utilized to maintain appropriate instructor to student ratios at all times.

As with any clinical skill, proficiency is dependent upon continued use of your acquired skill set. You will be required to perform some of your injections on peer partners. If you are unable to receive local anesthetic injections, please make plans to bring a patient on which to perform your clinical injections.

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Local Anesthetic Classes

CONGRATULATIONS !!!

Since our first course in December 2021, we have assisted over 300 hygienists in obtaining their certification requirements to become eligible to administer local anesthetic. 

Thank you for allowing Athena Dental Solutions to be a part of your career advancement and growth!

Join us for an upcoming course. We focus not only on administration techniques for dental hygiene, we also include injection techniques for restorative procedures and oral surgeries.

Inquire how your office can host a private event for your staff!

Absolutely fantastic course. Great experience, wonderful instructors who helped make you feel so comfortable and so confident!!! I learned so much this weekend and meet so many fantastic people.

AMY CARTER, RDH

Lori, thank you for facilitating a great weekend with a wonderful group of leaders in the dental industry. Dr. Hendrick and Dr. Claytor, thank you for giving of your weekend and investing in us. So very proud!

JULIE GANTT HUMPHRIES, RDH

Thank you for taking the first steps in this new age for hygienists all over NC! Proud to be part of the "first graduates".

JAMIE JONES POWELL, RDH