Presenter: Stanley F. Malamed, DDS
Local anesthesia is the backbone of pain control in dentistry. This course will provide an update of the many aspects of this important area of dental practice. An important area of research has been the development of new drugs, such as articaine, as well as drugs to reverse soft tissue anesthesia? phentolamine mesylate, and buffered local anesthetics?producing a rapid onset, comfortable injection, and more profound anesthesia. A local anesthetic nasal mist, providing pulpal anesthesia to maxillary teeth, will be introduced. Other current research into improving pain control will be discussed.