Local Anaesthesia: A Refresher for Dental Practitioners

202126may1:00 pm5:00 pmLocal Anaesthesia: A Refresher for Dental Practitioners1:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByMelbourne Dental SchoolDisciplineGeneral Restorative,OtherFormatHands-on,In-Person,Online

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Local Anaesthesia: A Refresher for Dental Practitioners

This course aims to refresh and update your knowledge on the use of local anaesthesia. It is designed for dental practitioners who have foundation knowledge and skills in administering local anaesthesia in the dental environment. It is not suitable to expand the scope of practice of clinicians who have not previously trained in local anaesthesia.

Local anaesthetics are the most commonly used drugs in dentistry. They are used in the prevention and management of pain during dental procedures. The anaesthetic agent used and the technique employed can have a significant impact on the comfort of the patient during clinical procedures.

Program Delivery – Online Blended Learning and Hands-on Pre-clinical session

  • Online web lectures via Learning Management System, Canvas.
  • A short MCQ (multiple choice questions) to cement your knowledge on the lecture topics. An additional one
  • hour of Scientific CPD is awarded.
  • Online Live Q&A Session for follow up questions and interaction with the presenters.
  • Hands-on Pre-clinical lab session – this session is only available to participants who have first completed the online blended learning lectures, MCQ and Live Q&A session
  • Clinic session: includes preparing and administering infiltration and inferior alveolar nerve block injections. Please note: course participants will practice injection techniques on each other during this session.

Major Topics

  • Anatomy and neurophysiology
  • Mechanism of action of local anaesthetic and vasoconstrictors
  • Commonly used local anesthetic agents and calculating doses
  • Armamentarium
  • Injection techniques
  • Considerations and contraindications in administering local anaesthesia
  • Management of complications

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:

  • Understand the pharmacology and mechanism of action of different local anesthetic agents
  • Select appropriate local anaesthetic agent, dependent upon patient’s medical history
  • Administer maxillary and mandibular injections
  • Manage local anaesthesia-related medical emergencies

For enquiries, contact: mds-cpd@unimelb.edu.au


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Aovana Timmerman

    Dr Aovana Timmerman

    BDSc(Melb), DCD(Melb), FRACDS, GCertClinTeach

    Dr Aovana Timmerman obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 2001, then her fellowship with Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2011 before completing her endodontic specialist training at the University of Melbourne in 2016. She currently practices part-time in endodontics at Collins Street Specialist Centre in Melbourne and is also a lecturer in Endodontics for the DDS Endodontic Program at the University of Melbourne. She has published papers in Australian and international journals and is actively involved with research.

    BDSc(Melb), DCD(Melb), FRACDS, GCertClinTeach

  • Dr Clare McNally

    Dr Clare McNally

    Dr Clare McNally completed her Assoc Degree in Dental Hygiene at Curtin University in 2000. She started at The University of Sydney as a lecturer in Bachelor of Oral Health in 2006 and completed her Master of Philosophy (Dentistry) at Sydney in 2012. Clare is in the final stages of her PhD at the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Medical School and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Her project is titled: The oral health of hospitalised older inpatients. In 2018 Clare joined The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Dental School, as a Lecturer of Oral Health.

  • Dr Lara De Angelis

    Dr Lara De Angelis




Melbourne Dental School

The mission of the Melbourne Dental School is to be a world-class, research-based school, offering education of the highest quality and to play a leading national and international role with particular relevance to the Asia-Pacific region.
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