Practical Local Anaesthesia in Dentistry

  • 6.5 hours
  • 1 day


This one-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 is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London. 

Course content 

During the day we'll look at:

  • 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?

Learning outcomes 

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 dentist, dental therapist or dental hygienist to attend this course.

CPD points and certificate

You'll earn 6.5 hours verifiable CPD and a certificate of attendance on successful completion and assessment.


The price is:

  • £245 for dentists
  • £145 for dental therapists/hygienists

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Course team

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).

Course information last modified: 20 Feb 2017, 13:07