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Local Analgesia Refresher: $1058 (online + hands-on) / $265 (online component only)

Wednesday 10 May 2023
Sold by: Melbourne Dental School
Phone Number: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Instructions: For product specific queries, contact the above email address


  • This course aims to refresh and update your previous knowledge on the use of local anaesthesia. It is designed for dental practitioners who have foundation knowledge and skills in administering local anaesthesia in the dental environment.

 This course is not suitable to expand the scope of practice of clinicians who have not previously trained in local anaesthesia.

Prerequisite - Must hold a current license to practice in Australia.


Local anaesthetics are the most commonly used drugs in dentistry. They are used in the prevention and management of pain during dental procedures. The anaesthetic agent used and the technique employed can have a significant impact on the comfort of the patient during clinical procedures.


Major Topics

  • Anatomy and neurophysiology.
  • Mechanism of action of local anaesthetic and vasoconstrictors.
  • Commonly used local anesthetic agents and calculating doses.
  • Armamentarium.
  • Injection techniques.
  • Considerations and contraindications in administering local anaesthesia.
  • Management of complications.

Program Delivery

  • Online web lectures via Learning Management System, Canvas.
  • A short MCQ (multiple choice questions) to cement your knowledge on the lecture topics. An additional one hour of Scientific CPD is awarded.
  • Online Live Q&A Session for follow up questions and interaction with the presenters.
  • Hands-on Pre-clinical lab session to be held at the Melbourne Dental School, Ground Floor Preclinical Laboratory and the 1st Floor Clinic, 723 Swanston Street Carlton Vic 3053 
  • Clinic session: includes preparing and administering infiltration and inferior alveolar nerve block injections.
    Please note: Course participants will practice injection techniques on each other during this session.

IMPORTANT: The online content for this program, must be completed in full before attending the face-to-face hands-on sessions at the Melbourne Dental School on Wednesday 10 May 2023 (9.00am - 1.00pm)


Please note: Upon enrolment into this program, access to the Canvas Community for the online learning will be granted by the end of January 2023.

CPD credit: 8 hours of scientific CPD



At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:

  • Understand the pharmacology and mechanism of action of different local anesthetic agents
  • Select appropriate local anaesthetic agent, dependent upon patient’s medical history
  • Administer maxillary and mandibular injections
  • Manage local anaesthesia-related medical emergencies


Bree Jones completed her BSc 2005, her BOH in 2008 and her MPH in 2017. Bree is an oral health therapist and lecturer at the Melbourne Dental School.

Dr Aovana Timmerman obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 2001, then her fellowship with Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2011 before completing her endodontic specialist training at the University of Melbourne in 2016. She currently practices part-time in endodontics at Collins Street Specialist Centre in Melbourne. She has published papers in Australian and international journals andis actively involved with research.


Dr Clare McNally completed her Assoc Degree in Dental Hygiene at Curtin University in 2000. She started at The University of Sydney as a lecturer in Bachelor of Oral Health in 2006 and completed her Master of Philosophy (Dentistry) at Sydney in 2012. Clare is in the final stages of her PhD at the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Medical School and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Her project is titled: The oral health of hospitalised older inpatients. In 2018 Clare joined The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Dental School, as a Lecturer of Oral Health.y locally, interstate and internationally.



The Melbourne Dental School is pleased to acknowledge that this program is  kindly supported by


One Dental


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