Dental Hygienist Local Anesthesia Certification for Permit L

On-campus dates: January 5, 6, 7, and 8, 2017

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. Classes are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Upon completion of the clinical component, you will take an online practice test on your own in preparation for taking the CDCA (formerly 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 38 continuing education units and be eligible to apply for board examination and licensure to administer dental local anesthesia in in states using the CDCA exam.

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.

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If you have questions about the program,  please contact us at (617) 928-7360 or email

For questions about registration please contact us at (617) 928-4624 or email

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