April 25, 2020
INS and OUTS of Local Anesthetic Administration, Nitrous Oxide Administration and other Methods of Pain Control used in Dentistry
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
presented by William P. Maher, DDS
2 CE credits recommended for dentists and hygienists
Pricing: $75 for PDA/ADA member dentists and hygienists; $175 for non-member dentists
The presentation will explore pharmaceutical agents used for pain control in dentistry. The lecture will include the purpose for each medicinal agent in the local anesthetic cartridge and possible drug-drug interactions with these agents and antidepressants. Drug interactions, proper use, abuse and precautionary measures necessary before and during nitrous oxide administration also will be explored. And, alternate treatment modalities available to the dental practitioner will be presented.
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
Review the contents of the local anesthetic cartridge and describe precautionary measures prior to and during local anesthetic (injectable and topical) administration.
Identify significant drug-drug interactions involving local anesthetics and tricyclic antidepressants.
Understand the serious abuse potential of nitrous oxide and importance of proper in-office dispensing and administration.
Review alternative treatment modalities specific to anesthetic administration available to dentists.