All Things LA 2019:

Local Anesthesia

for Dental Hygienists

~ from Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS @

All Things LA 2019:

Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists

Check out the following sites for information on local anesthesia.

Pain control is an important step in the care of the dental hygiene


For many years, Margaret has maintained that there is no need

for a special device such as a skull that lights up to learn local anesthesia but student-to-student practice is truly key. This

now has been proven by a new going-to-be-landmark research

article in the CJDH (scroll) that she had an opportunity to

review for the Journal.

Please remember to check state guidelines concerning local

anesthesia administration by a dental hygienist.

RDH Magazine Editorial by Mark Hartley on Margaret and Local Anesthesia


Margaret is a Contributor to the Chapters on Anatomy and Technique (both Maxillary and Mandibular), Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist, ed 2, 2017, Published by Elsevier; Preview by Google

Google Play sample; however, feedback on Kindle for my textbooks is not good.  Not sure how this will "play" out for the figures, etc.

Updated 2019 PowerPoint Program available on YouTube on Dental Hygienists and Pain Control by Local Anesthesia by Margaret, covering the need for Pain Control for Dental Hygiene Treatment Plans

Pubmed for dental local anesthesia- look for evidence based results!

State Chart on LA by Dental Hygienists from ADHA

New Local-Anesthesia Figures in 5th Edition of Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck (2017)

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Updated 10/1/2019

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