Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists

Thursday, Oct. 25 through Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry hands on continuing educaiton

Thursday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Tuesday, July 9 through Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Denistry

Presented by: Marion C. Manski, RDH, MS

Speaker Biography:

Ms. Marion Manski

Marion C. Manski, RDH, MS, earned her certificate and associate's degree in 1983 from The Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. She earned her bachelor's degree in dental hygiene at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1988. Ms. Manski also graduated from the University of Maryland Graduate School with a Master's degree in 2004. In 2006, she became certified in the administration of Local Anesthesia (CT). She served as associate professor and director of dental hygiene until 2018.  She currently is associate professor at The Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.

Course Description:

Through a combination of lecture and hands-on lab work, participants will gain skills in the implementation of local anesthesia. This course will provide the licensed dental hygienist with initial didactic and clinical laboratory components necessary to perform local anesthesia.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss and describe the anatomy and neurophysiology of pain and pain control
  • Determine the pharmacology of anesthetic agents and vasoconstrictors
  • Recognize medical history status and administration of local anesthesia
  • Demonstrate local anesthetia techniques
  • Discuss the use of topical anesthetics and demonstrate proper administration
  • List steps taken in an emergency
  • Utilize proper infection control
  • Recognize proper prevention, recognition and management of complications
  • Administer local anesthesia in practice
  • Be prepared for the Local Anesthesia CDCA prometric exam 


  • Dental Hygienist: $1,200

CDE Credits:

  • 20 CDE credit hours - lecture / 8 CDE credit hours - hands-on

Required Texts:
Malamed, Stanley; "Handbook of Local Anesthesia," sixth edition

Fehrenbach, Margaret; Herring, Susan; "Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck," fifth edition


  • Dental Hygienists

Registration is limited to 24 participants.

Register here

Participants will be obligated to participate as a clinical patient. If you are pregnant, medically compromised or are otherwise unable or unwilling to be a patient, you must contact UMSOD prior to the course to discuss accommodations. If you are unable or unwilling to participate as a patient, you will be asked to provide a patient for the clinical portion of this course.

Failure to successfully complete all course requirements and competencies voids certification and course refund. There is no credit for partial completion of this course. The full course fee and updated documents will be required upon registration for a future course. UMSOD reserves the right to cancel the course up to one week before the course date. Upon receipt of registration fee and submitted documentation, the participant will be emailed specific course information.