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Renaissance In Local Anesthesia

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in contemporary dental practice. The subject of pain control in dentistry has undergone a renewal in interest, a renaissance. In this program Doctor Malamed will present an in-depth discussion of the many aspects of this important area of daily dental practice. A major area of interest has been in the introduction of new local anesthetics, such as articaine, as well as the recently released local anesthetic nasal mist for anesthesia of maxillary non-molar teeth; the local anesthesia reversal drug – phentolamine mesylate – and buffered local anesthetics, producing a more rapid onset, more comfortable injection and more profound anesthesia. These and other areas of current research into improving pain control will be discussed.

Local anesthetics are the safest & most effective drugs in medicine for the prevention & management of pain – when used correctly. Dr. Malamed will also discuss – in depth – “Is the Mandibular Block passe?” reviewing alternative techniques such as the Gow-Gates mandibular nerve block, intraosseous anesthesia, and the use of articaine by mandibular infiltration in adult patients.

  • Introduction
  • Drugs: Clinical differences
  • Drugs: Current research with LA’s
  • Techniques: Troubleshooting the “Mandibular Block”
  • Summary / Questions & Answers
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the enrollee should be able to:

Upon completion of this course the enrollee should be able to…

  • List the available local anesthetic formulations and their clinical properties
  • Discuss the efficacy of the intranasal local anesthetic mist
  • Discuss the efficacy and mechanism of action of buffered local anesthetics
  • Discuss the efficacy & mechanism of action of the local anesthesia reversal agent- phentolamine mesylate
  • List & describe 5 mandibular anesthesia techniques
  • Discuss the efficacy of articane HC1 when administered by mandibular infiltration in adult patients
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May 2
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