This two-day CPD course teaches dental practitioners how to use local anaesthetics correctly in dental practice.
It aims to give you a comprehensive overview of the positive and negative clinical effects of dental local anaesthesia, including the reasoning behind why they happen.
The course runs over two days. You'll spend half of each day learning theory, and the other half day on clinical practice under guidance.
The course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London.
You'll learn about:
- anatomy in the oral cavity and dental local anaesthesia
- mechanism of action – why do our genes matter?
- 'correct' local anaesthesia – why does it not work?
- the clinical effects of different techniques and types of local anaesthetics – is one technique better than the other?
- adverse effects following treatment with dental local anaesthesia – are they all real
- clinical practice with the most common injection techniques
Please note, you'll take turns acting as a therapist and a patient. This means you'll inject others, and need to agree to be injected with local anaesthetic under close supervision.
By the end of the course, you should be able to use local anaesthetics according to their clinical qualities and the individual characteristics of your patients. This will help you to gain optimal anaesthetic efficacy and minimise unwanted adverse drug effects.
Who this course is for
You'll need to be a registered dental therapist or dental hygienist to attend this course.
You'll only be able to complete the practical session if you're a dental therapist or dental hygienist registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).
CPD points, certificates and logbook
You'll earn 13 hours verifiable CPD and a certificate of attendance on successful completion of the course and assessment.
You can receive a further CPD certificate by completing 10 inferior dental nerve blocks under close supervision of a registered dentist within the six months following the course.
This certificate will state that you have successfully completed 10 procedures under supervision. You'll receive it by email after you've submitted a complete logbook.
The price is £350 for dental therapists/hygienists.
All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You’ll be asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.
Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.
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Lasse A Skoglund
Lasse received his dental diploma from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo in 1977.
He completed specialist training in pharmacology and toxicology at The Norwegian College of Veterinary medicine, Oslo, where he received his doctorate (Doctor of Science) in 1986 after animal studies with non-lethal paracetamol formulations.
In 1986, he became Professor of Pharmacology and is currently the Head of Section, Dental Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Dentistry, UiO. He received the Certificate of Nitrous Oxide Administration in Denmark (1981), and in Norway (2002).
He received his Certificate of Sedation and Pain Management, Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, in 2010, and Diploma of Sedation and Pain Control, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa in 2011. He received his Fellowship FDS RCS (England) in 2010.
As well as his work in pharmacology, Lasse is a registered specialist in oral surgery in Denmark (2004), Sweden (2009), and the United Kingdom (2009).
Ellen Christine Vigen
Ellen received her dental diploma from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo in 2007.
She combines work in her own private practice with research toward her doctoral thesis at the Section of Dental Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Dentistry, UiO. Her major research interest is gender differences in dental post-treatment pain and inflammation, and her major clinical interest is endodontic treatment. She received the Certificate of Nitrous Oxide Administration in Norway in 2008.
She received her Certificate of Sedation and Pain Management, Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, in 2010, and Diploma of Sedation and Pain Control, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa in 2011. Ellen is a registered dental practitioner in Norway (2008), Sweden (2010), and the United Kingdom (2009).
Course information last modified: 12 Feb 2019, 12:55