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Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

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$1,095 Early Bird - Use Code: Spring2020

$1,295 After January 24, 2020: Includes a box sandwich lunch, drink and dessert

Registration Deadline: 
February 24, 2020 

Lab Location: 

St. Petersburg College Health Education Center
7200 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Lab Times:

Friday, April 3               8 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, April 4         8 AM - 3:30 PM

Friday, April 17            8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, April 18       8 AM - 4 PM
Online Component:
Begins March 2, 2019, complete before the first day of the lab


Enter the same name that is on your dental hygienist license when registering
* Use your personal email address when registering, do not use work email addresses
* You must complete the online component before the first day of lab and attend all four lab days to earn certificate of completion
Email the below forms to Joan Tonner at to confirm your registration

Click Here for Documents to be sent to the Instructor
Required Textbook:
Is not included in price of the course. The book must be purchased for the online portion of this course. 
NOTE: The 7th edition was recently published  prior to the course opening, and can be purchased from the HEC bookstore.

**Malamed 7th Edition handbook for Local Anesthesia 978-0-323-58207-0 (NEW EDITION)**
HEC Book store: 727-202-3602
Contact Hours: 
60 hours for Dental Hygienist.
At the completion of this course you will receive 60 CEUs towards your license, which will be reported to CE Broker from Provider #50-2525.
Course Requirements: 


  • Active FL Dental Hygienist License
  • Current CPR/Health Care Provider Certification
  • Completion of student participation, liability and medical history forms (will be sent to you after registration)
Participants Must Bring the Following to Lab:
  • 2 sterile dental breech loading aspirating syringes
  • Safety glasses
  • Suitable clinical attire

If you have special mask or glove accommodations please provide your own. SPC will provide Nitrile gloves in S/M/L. Masks will be standard ear loop style

SPC is offering four days of ACTUAL clinical practice to enhance your clinical skills. This advantage allows you to apply immediately to the Florida Board for your Certificate to Administer Local Anesthesia.

Why try to schedule with others to observe anesthesia administration when what you want is hands on practice?
SPC is the largest dental hygiene program in the region and Joan Tonner, CRDH,BSHS, MA, who completed a course in local anesthesia administration in 1999 and has been teaching it since 2001, is the lead instructor for this highly interactive course.
Personal malpractice insurance is encouraged, but not required. You will be required to complete and sign SPC's Conditions for Student Participation release of liability and medical history form. These forms will be emailed to you after you register.
This course provides the registered dental hygienist with the required hours in both the didactic instruction and the clinical experience for FL certification. You will learn the neurophysiology, armamentarium, techniques of local anesthesia administration, local and systemic complications and the pharmacology of local anesthetic agents. This course will provide instruction to safely and effectively select and administer local anesthetic agents. This course is specifically designed to obtain your Florida certification.
Registration is limited and on a first come first served basis.

Refund/cancellation policy:

Refunds will be given with written notice one week prior to the online component of the course opening. There will be no refunds or transfers if you are unable to complete the online component of the course or attend all the clinical lab dates and participate as a patient subject and both administer and receive local anesthesia. You must complete the online portion of the course and attend all four lab days in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. No partial credit is awarded. SPC reserves the right to cancel the course.

The college reserves the right to change, modify or alter without notice all fees, charges, tuition, expenses and costs of any kind and further reserves the right to add or delete without notice any course offering or information on these pages.

SPC reserves the right to require observation hours, if necessary, to meet the 30 hour minimum requirement for the clinical experience.


Class Details

47 Sessions
Online 24/7

CE Health

Joan Tonner 



Please read:  INFO: Class is $1,095 THROUGH January 24, 2020 Use Class Discount Code: Spring2020 Lab Dates: April 3rd & 4th / April 17th & 18th: SPC reserves the right to require observation hours, if necessary, to meet the 30 hour minimum requirement for the clinical experience. Lab Location: St. Petersburg College Health Education Center 7200 66th Street North Pinellas Park, FL 33781 USE YOUR HOME EMAIL ADDRESS, NOT YOUR WORK EMAIL ADDRESS. Required text (Cost of textbook is extra and may be ordered from any online site): NEW BOOK: Malamed 7TH EDITION ISBN: 978-0-323-58207-0 (Can be purchased at the HEC bookstore) HEC Bookstore: (727) 202 3602.

Class Price: 


Registration Closes On
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/2/2020 - 4/18/2020 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Joan Tonner 

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