Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-08-25
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals is designed to meet the requirements of comprehensive courses in local anesthesia for both dental hygiene and dental programs. It includes extensive ancillary student and instructor resources including clearly stated objectives for each chapter, easy-to-reference tables, relevant case studies, question and answer banks, and laboratory skill assessments. In addition to separate chapters on topical anesthetics, dose considerations, inadequate anesthesia, specialty factors, and anatomic factors, this text includes troubleshooting factors and considerations specific to each technique.

Table of Contents

Section I - Pain Control Concepts

Chapter 1 - Local Anesthesia in Dentistry: Past to Present

Chapter 2 - Fundamentals of Pain Management

Chapter 3 -The Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Pain Control

Section II - Pharmacology of Local Anesthetic Pain Control

Chapter 4 - Pharmacology Basics

Chapter 5 - Dental Local Anesthetic Drugs

Chapter 6 - Vasoconstrictors in Dentistry

Chapter 7 - Dose Calculations for Local Anesthetic Drugs

Chapter 8 - Pharmacology of Topical Anesthetics 

Section III - Injection Fundamentals

Chapter 9 - Local Anesthetic Delivery Devices 

                  Appendix 1 - OSHA/CDC Sharps protocols

Chapter 10 - Patient Assessment for Local Anaesthesia

Chapter 11 - Fundamentals for Administration of Local Anesthetic Agents

Section IV - Clinical Administration of Local Anesthesia

Section Appendix: Anatomy Review - Introduction to Chapters 12-15

Chapter 12 - Injections for Maxillary Pain Control

Chapter 13 - Injections for Palatal Pain Control

Chapter 14 - Injections for Mandibular Pain Control

Chapter 15 - Supplemental Injection Techniques

Chapter 16 - Troubleshooting Inadequate Anesthesia

Chapter 17 - Local Anesthesia Complications and Management

Section V - Special Considerations for Local Anesthesia

Chapter 18 - Insights for the Fearful Patient Final Draft Posted

Chapter 19 - Insights from Oral Surgery


Chapter 20 - Insights from Pedodontics


Chapter 21 - Insights from Other Specialties



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