Reconnecting Practicing Hygienists with the Nation's Leading Educators and Researchers.

The Search for Consensus

Even though dental hygienists have been successfully administering local anesthesia for more than 40 years, consensus on national education standards and utilization guidelines has yet to be achieved.

Mind Over Matter

Effective psychological pain and anxiety management techniques can help patients who are averse to needles and injections receive the dental treatment they need.

Safety First

Dental hygienists must remain up to date on topical anesthetic usage in order to reduce any possible risks.

Local Anesthesia

Providing effective anesthesia is dependent on understanding the drug, the dosage, and the patient in conjunction with clinical skill.

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