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Florida Dental Hygienist's Association
PO Box 13675
Tallahassee, Fl. 32317
(860) 896- 0603 phone
(860) 896-0604 fax

Executive Director
Tami Miller, RDH, BS

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Applicants for certification in the administration of local anesthesia must complete a course in the administration of local anesthesia which is offered by a dental or dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association or approved by the board. The course must include a minimum of 30 hours of didactic instruction and 30 hours of clinical experience, and instruction in:

  1.  Theory of pain control
  2.  Selection-of-pain-control modalities
  3.  Anatomy
  4.  Neurophysiology
  5.  Pharmacology of local anesthetics
  6.  Pharmacology of vasoconstrictors
  7.  Psychological aspects of pain control
  8.  Systematic complications
  9.  Techniques of maxillary anesthesia
  10.  Techniques of mandibular anesthesia
  11.  Infection control
  12.  Medical emergencies involving local anesthesia

The dental hygienist must present evidence of current certification in basic or advanced cardiac life support with the application for certification to administer local anesthesia.

The following colleges are offering Local Anesthesia courses for Dental Hygienists   

Palm Beach State College (Lake Worth)    2018 course

St Petersburg College ( Pinellas Park )    2019 Course Online Start Dates

Florida Southwestern State College (Ft Myers)

Miami Dade College ( Miami)

Pensacola State College (Pensacola)

Florida State College at Jacksonville  

University of Florida College of Dentistry (Gainesville)


Local Anesthesia Courses