Hit me with your best shot
Making local anesthesia more effective and more comfortable.
Patients do not want to experience pain during their dental treatment. Fortunately, local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in dentistry. Local anesthetics are the safest and most effective drugs for the prevention and management of pain. Yet, on occasion, achieving profound anesthesia painlessly can be challenging. In this program we will discuss the means to making dental local anesthetic injections both more effective and more comfortable. Topics include: articaine; buffering (the local anesthetic ‘on switch’); and phentolamine (the local anesthetic ‘off switch’). An algorithm for more successful mandibular anesthesia will be presented.
- Discuss the advantages of articaine HCl compared with other dental local anesthetics
- List 3 advantages of buffering local anesthetics
- Discuss the pharmacology behind phentolamine mesylate and its ability to reverse local anesthesia
- Discuss the algorithm for more successful mandibular anesthesia
Release date: 2022-10-18 | Expiration date: 2025-10-18
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Tribune Group GmbH is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Tribune Group designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Tribune Group GmbH and Dental Tribune International GmbH.