Short course

Local Anaesthesia: A Refresher for Dental Practitioners


Local Anaesthesia: A Refresher for Dental Practitioners

This course aims to refresh and update your knowledge on the use of local anaesthesia. It is designed for dental practitioners who have foundation knowledge and skills in administering local anaesthesia in the dental environment. It is not suitable to expand the scope of practice of clinicians who have not previously trained in local anaesthesia.

Local anaesthetics are the most commonly used drugs in dentistry. They are used in the prevention and management of pain during dental procedures. The anaesthetic agent used and the technique employed can have a significant impact on the comfort of the patient during clinical procedures.

Program Delivery – Online Blended Learning and Hands-on Pre-clinical session

  • Online web lectures via Learning Management System, Canvas.
  • A short MCQ (multiple choice questions) to cement your knowledge on the lecture topics. An additional one
  • hour of Scientific CPD is awarded.
  • Online Live Q&A Session for follow up questions and interaction with the presenters.
  • Hands-on Pre-clinical lab session – this session is only available to participants who have first completed the online blended learning lectures, MCQ and Live Q&A session
  • Clinic session: includes preparing and administering infiltration and inferior alveolar nerve block injections. Please note: course participants will practice injection techniques on each other during this session.

Major Topics

  • Anatomy and neurophysiology
  • Mechanism of action of local anaesthetic and vasoconstrictors
  • Commonly used local anesthetic agents and calculating doses
  • Armamentarium
  • Injection techniques
  • Considerations and contraindications in administering local anaesthesia
  • Management of complications

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:

  • Understand the pharmacology and mechanism of action of different local anesthetic agents
  • Select appropriate local anaesthetic agent, dependent upon patient’s medical history
  • Administer maxillary and mandibular injections
  • Manage local anaesthesia-related medical emergencies

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This course is proudly sponsored by:

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Course Presenters

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Dr Lara DeAngelis Dr Lara DeAngelis

Dr Aovana Timmerman Dr Aovana Timmerman

Dr Clare McNally Dr Clare McNally

Course Information

Key dates

Wednesday 26 May 2021

1pm - 5pm


Course Fee $997 (inc GST)


Melbourne Dental School

720 Swanston Street

Carlton VIC 3053

Extra information

CPD credit: 7 hours of scientific CPD