Local Anesthetic Clinical Course

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Clinic Availability

Spots are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served to those who have passed the LA theory exam. You must pass your theory exam first before you register for the LA clinical. 

We run our local anesthetics clinic 3 times a year: February, May/June, and November.

Course Materials

Preparing for Clinic

The clinical course will contain some review lectures but will not be sufficient on its own to prepare participants for the clinical course, please continue to review eclass material till clinic day - it is expected that theory materials will be reviewed prior to attending the clinical course. 

Communication will be sent to registered participants 4 weeks before the clinic day. Which will include course information, the course schedule, information regarding proper clinic attire, and a list of things to bring to the course. Note, all Instruments will be supplied.

Note, the clinical course runs Friday, Saturday: (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST), and Sunday (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. MST); however, end times may vary so please plan accordingly.

How to Access eClass Content

Following registration an email will be sent providing you access to all the materials from the theory course.

Required Text

Malamed, Stanley F. Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 7th Ed., St. Louis, Mosby Inc. 2019


  • Participants must be certified RDH or RN and hold a current registration practice permit. 
  • Candidates must also hold a current CPR certificate (validity is 12-months from the date of issue). 
  • Participants are required to practice in dental office as a RDH for a minimum of 6 months before taking the clinical module. 
  • Participants are required to pass the written theory examination at least 3 weeks before the scheduled clinical date, and they must do so no later than 8 months prior to the clinic date.


    Please read carefully: 

     Situation Policy
    Withdrawals more than 7 days before the registration deadline Refunds are not subject to any penalties.
    Withdrawals 7 days or less before the registration deadline Refunds will be subject to a $200 cancellation fee.
    Withdrawals after the registration deadline Withdrawals after the registration deadline are not eligible for a refund unless the withdrawal is due to a medical condition.
    Local anesthetic injections Particpants will practice injections on one another. If you have any contraindications to receiving local anesthetic, you must arrange to bring your own proxy patient to receive injections on your behalf. Note, for the purposes of this clinic, pregnancy in all trimesters is a contraindication.
    Transfering to another cohort A one time non-refundable $200 transfer to another cohort is available if requested in writing (email dentce@ualberta.ca) within 1-week of the posted registration deadline of your current cohort. Note, the clinical must still be completed within 8-months of writing your theory exam and there is no guarantee that space will be available in the desired cohort.
    Missing the clinical Missing the clinical outright is an automatic fail.
    Challenging the clinical assessment If a participant fails the clinical assessment they can rechallange it by paying a $400 supplemental fee - the assessment can be challenged a maximum of one time.
    Failing the clinical assessment a second time If a participant fails to pass the clinical assesment for a second time or misses the clinic they must retake the theory course after a 6-month waiting period.


    If you have any question or do not receive any communication within 2 weeks following the course registration, please contact Continuing Dental Education at dentce@ualberta.ca.

    *This course fee is subject to tuition increases to reflect operational costs.