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LOCATION: This is an online self-study program available by demand

Course Provider: Online Institute for Continuing Dental Education


Provider Contact Information: Phone: 817-680-0239; e-mail:

Commercial Co-Sponsor Support: There is NOT a commercial co-sponsor for this program

Date content was last reviewed: April 1, 2024


Local Anesthesia Concepts for Dentists

Teaching Methods Used: This course is conducted as an Online lecture program
Commercial Co-Sponsor Support: There is NOT a commercial co-sponsor for this program


Course Description Content Summary:  Have you given up your sedation permit because of the myriad of mandated dental board requirements? Do you need a refresher course on the basic concepts of administering local anesthesia in dental patients? Is missing an inferior alveolar dental block on a daily basis causing you and your staff issues regarding treatment? If so, there is no need to fear, because this continuing dental education program will boost your local anesthesia skills so that missing blocks and not infiltrating solution properly will be a thing of the past. This program will review the basic pharmacology of local anesthetics, and their application for a specific type of patient. Clinicians can obtain profound local anesthesia in their patients by simply reviewing the basic tenets in this program. The course will display two patient types exhibiting problematic local anesthesia issues and to demonstrate how dentists can overcome these problems. Two clinical cases will be presented to help the participant compare and contrast problems relating to missed inferior alveolar blocks and infiltration issues. This online self-study course is conducted jointly with the Anesthesia Education and Safety Foundation, which provides the continuing education credit for the program.


>Dental Anesthesiologist (Certificate - 2 year residency in General Anesthesia)

>Private practice-Diversified Anesthesia for Dentistry providing office based anesthesia services (37 years)

>Former Professor-Anesthesia, AEGD Residency Veterans Administration Hospital

>Advisory Board, Collin County College School of Dental Hygiene

>Former Consultant and Anesthesia Provider, Department of Aging and Disability Services, State of Texas (institutionalized mentally handicapped)

>Fellow in General Anesthesia, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

>Diplomate, American Dental Board of Anesthesiology

>Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology; Certified and Registered Hypnotherapist

>Continuing Education to medical and dental practitioners and staff

>Over 37 years as an anesthesia educator and director of numerous educational programs and teaching at all levels

Presented by:
Dr. David Canfield
Contact Information:
Phone: 214-384-0796


Educational Course Objectives:

At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

          Discuss the pharmacology of various local anesthetics and how each can be applied for different patients

          Identify the many different types of local anesthetics and how these might affect a patientís oral tissues.

          Recognize and initiate management of pre-surgical issues regarding local anesthesia.

          View a differential diagnosis exercise, using patients undergoing local anesthesia applications for minor oral procedures.

          Demonstrate effective communication regarding patient treatment needs with local anesthetics.

          Explain why the foundation of successful dental treatment and optimum oral health is directly related to obtaining proper and profound local anesthesia.

          Recognize a local anesthetic patient who may have a reaction to the anesthetic

          Compare and contrast various treatment regimens and protocols, and which type of local anesthetic and application should be used.

          View the differential diagnosis of various local anesthetic agents.

          View a thorough initial patient assessment and evaluation that can identify all problems regarding the administration of a local anesthetic.

Course Information:

Date: Available online, by demand

Location:This is an online self-study program available by demand

Credit:1 lecture hour

Course Fee: $10 each for each dental office personnel

AGD Codes: 340 Anesthesia and Pain Management (Local anesthesia);

346 Opioids, controlled substances, and pain management



Communication to Participants:

Participants will receive information by e-mail prior to the course regarding what is expected of them during the presentation and for the completion of basic program requirements.Dr. Canfield may also communicate with the participant after the program to help them understand the material.


Call Dr. Arcoria at 817-680-0239 (Local Anesthesia, Online)
Mail to OICDE, 8214 County Road 4044, Kemp, Texas 75143



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Anesthesia Education and Safety Foundation CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy:

Call us at 1-817-680-0239 to register.

E-Mail Contact:You may contact us by e-mail at†† Web site address:http://www.

Registration form mailing address: OICDE, 8214 County Road 4044, Kemp, Texas 75143
Will be sent by telephone to the official phone number provided to us.

REFUND AND REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY:If you contact us by phone (817-380-0239) or by e-mail ( within 48 hours prior to the commencement of this course, you will receive a complete refund of the course tuition.If you fail to contact us by the commencement of the course and you do not attend the course, you will forfeit all of your tuition for this program.If you contact us within the 48 hour window before a course, the paid tuition will be applied to a future course, but no cash refund will be made.

CE credits provided by the Anesthesia Education and Safety Foundation, Inc., an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  Provider ID# 217924.


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Anesthesia Education & Safety Foundation, Inc. is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state of provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 8/1/2022 to 7/31/2026. Provider ID# 217924.