In this laboratory course, emphasis is placed on the administration of local anesthetics proficiently and safely. Laboratory sessions provide experience in the use of topical anesthetic, techniques of maxillary and mandibular local anesthesia, anesthetic complications, medical emergencies and patient evaluation. The course is designed for dental hygiene students that are currently enrolled in the dental hygiene program at PHSC and will prepare them to meet the requirements to become certified in the administration of local anesthetics in the State of Florida. Students' achievement in this course is graded as "Pass/Fail." Student lab fee required.