Local Anesthesia ($1000)

Dental Hygienists authorized by the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry to perform this advanced procedure may administer local anesthesia.

Please read the following information before proceeding to the application at the bottom of the page.
(Failure to do so could potentially delay or void your enrollment.)

(Each of the below requirements must be met)

  • Hold a current Oklahoma Dental Hygiene License. (Applicants from other states are welcome to apply, but it is your responsibility to find out if the course will carry over to your current state.  This course is designed to meet Oklahoma Board of Dentistry guidelines).
  • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance (if you are not covered under your employer's Professional Liability Insurance, you will need to provide your own.)
  • Hold a BLS for the Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer CPR card or eCard from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association that will be CURRENT at the time of the course (if you do not hold this specific form of CPR from one of these two agencies, or your card expires before the course date, you CANNOT enroll in this course. See samples if in question).
  • All participants must administer AND receive local anesthesia. You cannot take this course if you are pregnant.

Before Enrolling

  • ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.  Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
  • The enrollment fee must be PAID IN FULL and the application approved before the applicant will be given a spot in the course.
  • You will not be considered for enrollment with an incomplete application (includes incorrect CPR or Professional Liability insurance or CPR that is not current at the time of the course.)
  • Applications will be processed in the order they are received.
  • Once payment is received and the application is approved, a final confirmation with receipt will be sent. If payment was submitted online, please allow up to 7 business days for your final confirmation.
  • To avoid confirmation emails and course packets from being blocked or sent to junk/spam/clutter folders, click HERE for helpful instructions.  The email addresses you will want to add are noreply@regfox.com and courses@okdf.org.

View the General FAQ and the Local Anesthesia FAQ for any questions.


March 4-5 & 18-19, 2023 (OKC)
(This course is a two-weekend course) 

Fee: $1000* 

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We tentatively plan is to offer this course every year in MarchDue to the cost involved in offering this course and the low demand for the course, we can only offer it once a year.

*We understand that this fee is significantly higher than in past years. We have been taking a loss on this course for many years now.  After looking at course expenses and average attendance from the last few years, it is costing us $1300 per person to break even on this course. Our first thought was to stop offering it, but we realize we are currently the only way for those who didn't attend hygiene school in Oklahoma or transferring in from a state whose local anesthesia certification isn't recognized by Oklahoma. We hope you understand.