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Local Anesthesia

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.

  • 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.
  • UPDATED RULE: Have a Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer CPR card or eCard from a provider that does IN-PERSON skills testing (No online skills testing allowed.)
  • CPR must be current at the time of the course. If it expires before the course, you must renew before enrolling.
  • National CPR Foundation Courses are not accepted.
  • All participants must administer AND receive local anesthesia. You can not 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 seven business days for your final confirmation.
  • To avoid confirmation emails and course packets from being blocked or sent to junk/spam folders, add [email protected] and [email protected] to your safe sender list.
  • Space is limited.
  • View the General FAQ and the Local Anesthesia FAQ for any questions.
March 4–5 and 18–19, 2023 (OKC)
This is a two-weekend course.
Fee $1000*
Credit Cards Accepted
We tentatively plan to offer this course each year in March. Due to the cost involved in offering this course, and the low demand, we can only offer it once a year.
*We understand that this fee is significantly higher than in past years, but we have been taking a loss on this course for many years. After looking at course expenses and average attendance, it costs $1300 per person to break even. We will continue to offer this course because we realize we are currently the only way for those who didn’t attend hygiene school in Oklahoma or are transferring in from another state whose local anesthesia certification isn’t recognized in Oklahoma. Thank you for your understanding.