Presenter: Mic Falkel, DDS
Format: Audio - MP3 File Download $25 or Compact Disc $45
This course will focus on the science of local anesthesia and the factors that contribute to inconsistent anesthetic performance, specifically discussing the requirement that the body's in vitro buffering systems must neutralize local anesthetic injections having a pH of 3.5 before the anesthetic begins working. The instructor will detail the role that pH plays in the biochemistry of local anesthetic and the ability of a standard dental anesthetic injection to provide the analgesia necessary for all dental procedures. The course will also introduce technology that allows dental practitioners to neutralize standard dental anesthetic cartridges chairside, to overcome the delay and uncertainty inherent with acidic local anesthetic, and to allow the dental office to take control of their schedules.