"I Have Become...Profoundly Numb!"
Frequently Prescribed Medications and Their Clinical Dental Considerations
Management of odontogenic pain may be accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates intraoperative local anesthesia. However, improper and inappropriate use of local anesthetic agents has the potential to produce life-threatening, systemic adverse reactions. Thus, a thorough knowledge of the pharmacology and therapeutics of local anesthetic agents is essential for their safe and effective use. This 3-part program will provide participants with an overview of local anesthetic agents commonly used in dental practice. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to developing strategies and techniques essential to accurately identify the need for pain control, individualize patient care, and assess the efficacy of the local anesthetic agents administered.
First-time course given: March 1, 2024
Course review: March 1, 2024
Course expiration: March 1, 2026
Refund Policy: Since the intellectual property contained in this online course is made available on-demand immediately after purchase, no refunds will be issued for this course after purchase.
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Explain the basic mechanism of action of local anesthetic agents.
- ifferentiate between the two major classes of local anesthetic agents with respect to their distribution, metabolism, adverse effects, drug interactions and contraindications.
- EDiscuss the rationale for the use of vasoconstrictors in local anesthetic solutions and their potential effects in common organ system disease states.
- pecify the various local anesthetic agent combinations most commonly used in dentistry and the rationale for their use in specific clinical situations.
This is by far the BEST presentation I’ve been to in 30 years of practice! I didn’t want it to end! Really!!!
~ R.L., Hinman Dental Meeting
Thomas Viola is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia.
Tom is a member of the faculty of 16 dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom is well known nationally and internationally for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making dental pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.