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Local Anesthesia: Eliminating Misses and Near Misses

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Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD (AN) & Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Everybody would like to have the assurance that local anesthetic injections would work almost every time as planned.  It is possible; this video will help!  Regardless of your age and experience, who couldn’t benefit from having better local anesthetic expertise? Let Mel Hawkins and Gordon Christensen help you understand:

  • Reasons for lack of effective anesthesia, especially on inferior alveolar blocks.
  • The pros and cons of the conventional “mandibular” block.
  • Alternatives and multi-task supplementation of injections with infiltrative techniques.
  • The panacea or problem questions regarding articaine.
  • Numerous other pertinent anesthesia questions are answered.

Upgrade your local anesthetic delivery techniques and please your patients and yourself!

Closed Captioning available

Table of Contents

  • Prevalence of Need for Local Anesthesia
  • Reasons for Local Anesthetic Failure
  • Histology
  • The Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Revisited
  • Clinical Technique
  • The Gow-Gates Mandibular Block
  • Infiltration in the Mandible
  • Is Articaine a Superior Local Anesthetic?
  • Is Neurotoxicity an Issue with Articaine?
  • Effects of Lidocaine and Articaine on Neuronal Survival and Recovery
  • Tips to Reduce the Incidence of Near Misses or Misses
  • Alternative Local Anesthesia Techniques
  • The Future of Pain Control in Dentistry
  • Conclusion

Item #: V3995

CE Credits: 2

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