Ernest Lado, DDS. (view profile)
Duration: 7 Hours
Prior to the late 1800's, the sheer thought of having dental treatment broke many a stalwart patient into a cold sweat. At the time, most dental procedures consisted of grueling extractions during which a major source of pain-relief poured out the mouth of a whiskey bottle. Early anesthetics took much of the pain out of dental treatment, but had serious side effects including allergic reactions and addiction. These problems disappeared with the introduction of lidocaine, which is now the "gold standard" of local anesthesia.
The challenge remains, however, to use local anesthetics correctly. That's why this course is so important to your practice. It helps you provide optimal dental care with minimal patient discomfort. Among the topics the course covers are the fundamentals of neurotransmission, properties of local anesthetics, appropriate techniques for effective local anesthesia, reasons for failure to achieve ideal anesthesia, adverse systemic reactions and management techniques for emergencies related to local anesthetics. Keep the workbook for your office reference library.