Local Anesthetic Theory Course

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Course Overview

This course is the self-study prerequisite to the 3-day in-person clinical component. Following successful completion of the theory course, a registration link for the clinical course will be shared.


    A grade of 70% or higher is required to pass. To be ready for the exam we strongly recommend a minimum 3-month self-study period.

    The theory exam is offered monthly at the University of Alberta. Examination dates are chosen when registering. The specific time and location of the exam is confirmed by email at least two weeks before the exam date.

    Participants may also choose to write the theory exam at a recognized testing center on a date and time at their convenience (testing center fees will apply and are payable by the participant to the testing center). Participants choosing to write at a testing center must email dentce@ualberta.ca the following information at least 2 weeks prior to their exam:

    • Name of the testing center
    • Name and email of the proctor
    • Date and time of the exam

    Participants have 1 year from the completion of their theory exam to complete the clinical module - required for certification.

    Course Materials

    How to Access

    The online theory course offer study guides, learning activities, and quizzes that must be completed sequentially to help participants throughout the course. These materials can be accessed through eClass.

    Required Text

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


    Participants must have:

    • A current and valid RDH/RN Practice Permit,
    • Current and valid CPR Certification,
    • For out of province participants only, a Letter of Good Standing from your Association.

    It is strongly recommended that participants have been practicing in their field for a minimum of 6 months before taking this course.  


    Please read carefully: 

     Situation Policy
    Withdrawal before course materials have been accessed Refunds will be subject to a 20% (of course cost).
    Withdrawal after course materials have been accessed Refunds are not available unless the withdrawal is due to a medical condition.
    Changing exam dates Candidated may apply for a 3-month extension to their theory exam by emailing dentce@ualberta.ca - extension requests must be recieved 2 weeks before the scheduled exam date. Note, there is a maximum of 2 extensions per particpant - each subject to a $100 extension fee.
    Missed exams

    Refunds are not available for missed exams. Missing an exam results in a fail - the exam can be challenged again after paying the $200 supplemental exam fee.

    Rewriting the exam If a participant fails to meet the passing grade or misses the exam they can retake the exam by paying the $200 supplemental exam fee; however, particpants are limited to 1 rewrite that must be completed withing 3-months of the first attempt.
    Failing the second exam attempt If a participant fails to meet the passing grade or misses the rewrite 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