SCF to Offer Local Anesthesia Dental Hygiene Continuing Ed Course

(Bradenton, Fla., August 2, 2013) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Dental Hygiene Program, in partnership with SCF's Corporate and Community Development, will offer a local anesthetic course to fulfill a new state requirement that allows registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

"Local Anesthesia: A Course for Dental Hygienists" will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday – Sunday, October 10-13. The course includes:

  • Oct. 10-11, didactic  instruction at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Sarasota, Center for Innovation & Technology, auditorium, room 125
  • October 12-13, clinical instruction at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, Bradenton, Dental Hygiene Clinic, building 2, parking lot F.

Demetra Logothetis, professor and director of University of New Mexico Division of Dental Hygiene and author of "Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist," will lead the course.

Students must present current documentation including a Florida dental hygiene license, CPR certification and professional liability insurance coverage.

The course fee of $1,495 includes breakfast and lunch each day. The deadline for students to register and complete pre-course preparation is Friday, Oct. 4. Registration can be paid by phone, mail or in person via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, check or cash. Send registration and payment to:

Local Anesthesia Course
c/o SCF Corporate & Community Development
Building 18, 5840 26th St. West
Bradenton, FL 34207.

Prior to attending the course, students will be required to purchase the "Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist" textbook.

For more information about textbook and eligibility requirements, call 941-752-5203 or email Cindy Hunter, director of Continuing and Community Education, at Maps and directions are online at

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