Dental Hygienist Local Anesthesia Certification for Permit L

The next local anesthesia certification program for dental hygienists is scheduled for January 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2015. Coursework on those days are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Accreditation, our dental hygienist local anesthesia training certification program includes 4 hours of online preparatory work, 16 hours of instruction, and 16 hours of hands-on clinical experience. Upon completion of the clinical component, you will take an online practice test on your own in preparation for taking the NERB exam.

Denise Tetreault RDH MEd, Lead Instructor
Robin Matloff, RDH JD
Karen Hallisey, DMD

A longtime leader in dental hygiene education, Mount Ida College offers a continuing education certificate in local anesthesia to professional dental hygienists. It’s one of three continuing education programs we are proud to offer for professionals in several fields.


Upon completion of coursework, you’ll have earned 36 continuing education units and be eligible to apply for board examination and licensure to administer dental local anesthesia in Massachusetts.

The onsite dental local anesthesia training will be held at Mount Ida’s campus and recently renovated and expanded state-of-the-art dental hygiene center in Newton, Massachusetts – only eight miles from Boston.

You will receive instruction in the classroom from calm, experienced and skilled educators who are available to answer questions and de-mystify the intricacies of learning to provide pain control for your patients.

To make getting here easier, please use these easy-to-follow driving directions or public transportation instructions. We also offer a free campus shuttle, from Newton Centre to campus.

For more information

If you have questions, please contact us at (617) 928-7360 or email For information about the Mount Ida Dental Hygiene degree program, click here.

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Campus Emergency Alert

Mount Ida College will close Monday, January 26 at 2:30 PM and will remain closed Tuesday, January 27

All classes are cancelled, offices are closed with the exception of some specified offices and services.The final shuttle will return to campus from Newton Center at 6:00 PM. The shuttle will not be running on Tuesday, January 27. An update on Wednesday’s schedule will be posted. For additional information, please visit the Alerts and Notifications page.