Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association


IPFW (Fort Wayne, IN)

  • The course will provide 30 hours of CE. Class includes 15 hours of lab and 15 hours of didactic.
  • Cost for the course is $995.00 per person. This must be paid to register.
  • We are accepting a maximum of 30 students. This email is being sent to over 80 people, so register ASAP!
  • The classes will meet on the IPFW campus in Neff Hall room 161.

Participants will also need to purchase the textbook separately. The textbook for the course is Stanley Malamed's Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 6th Edition - ISBN 9780323074131. The DVD is NOT required. The textbook is available at the IPFW Folletts Bookstore in Walb Union. List price $92.95

The course will run on Friday afternoons and all day Saturdays for two consecutive weekends. You must attend all four sessions to receive the certification. 

Friday, Nov. 14 and Friday Nov. 21 from 1 pm – 7 pm

Saturday, Nov. 15 and Saturday Nov. 22 from 9 am – 5 pm

We do not expect to have another course until summer 2015.

Indiana Licensed Dental Hygienists will be able to apply for the Indiana Dental Hygiene Local Anesthetic permit after successfully completing this program and passing the North East Regional Board (NERB) local anesthesia exam.  

The course will cover the following subject areas:

(1) Theory of pain control

(2) Selection of pain control modalities

(3) Anatomy

(4) Neurophysiology

(5) Pharmacology of local anesthesia

(6) Pharmacology of vasoconstrictors

7) Psychological aspects of pain control

(8) Systemic complications

(9) Techniques of maxillary and mandibular anesthesia

(10) Infection control

(11) Local anesthesia medical emergencies

(12) A demonstration of clinical competency

Note that the dental hygienist will be required to take and pass the NERB local anesthesia examination or a substantially equivalent regional or state examination prior to applying for their permit.









To improve the public’s health, the mission of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association is to advance
the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care, increasing awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education,
licensure, practice and research, and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.

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