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Courses for Licensed Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienist

Continuing Education for Dental Hygienists

If you’re a licensed dental hygienist who needs to learn how to administer and monitor nitrous oxide or perform local anesthesia in the clinical setting, then our courses can help you as you prepare for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment (CDCA) exam.

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Local Anesthesia for Maryland Dental Hygienists

This course is designed to prepare licensed dental hygienists to perform local anesthesia in the clinical setting and to take the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment (CDCA) exam. Participants will learn through didactic and laboratory exercises, the fundamentals of local anesthesia administration, pain control concepts, and special considerations.

Participants are required to serve as a clinical partner and complete a written assignment. This course meets the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners (MSBDE) requirements for licensed dental hygienists. In order to prepare participants for the practice of local anesthesia administration, participants must complete a written assignment, summarizing basic anatomy and physiology related to local anesthesia administration.

Late registrations will be considered at the discretion of the instructor. Purchase required textbooks from the HCC Bookstore prior to first class.

28 CEUs. Register early, space is limited.

Tuition: $850 (includes $390 in fees*)
Wed, Thu, Fri Jun 10-Jun 12 8AM-5:30PM Health Sciences Building XH-103 7320 #7229
(You must register no later than Jun 3 and email Laura Smith at to receive detail assignment instructions. Assignments must be submitted by Jun 10.)
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