Presenter: Stanley Malamed, DDS
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Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in dental practice. Pain control in dentistry has undergone a recent renewal of interest, a renaissance. In this course, the instructor will present an in-depth discussion of the many aspects of this important area of daily dental practice. An important area of research has been the development of new drugs, both local anesthetics, such as articaine, and drugs to reverse soft-tissue anesthesia, such as phentolamine mesylate, buffered local anesthetics producing a quicker onset, more comfortable injection, and more profound anesthesia, and the nasal local anesthetic mist Kovanaze, providing needleless anesthesia to maxillary non-molar teeth. These and other areas of current research into improving pain control will be discussed.