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Introduction

Local Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry

COURSE NUMBER: 325

Steven Schwartz, DDS; Jayakumar Jayaraman, BDS, MDS, FDSRCS, MS, PhD

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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One of the most important and challenging aspects of child behavior management is the control of pain. This course will teach the clinician how to administer an effective, safe local anesthesia injection to a child (or adult).

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Overview

One of the most important and challenging aspects of child behavior management is the control of pain. This course will teach the clinician how to administer an effective, safe local anesthesia injection to a child (or adult).

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Sep 1, 2008

  • Last Revision Date:

    Feb 2, 2022

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Feb 1, 2025

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    430, 340

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Define local anesthesia and the properties of local anesthetic agents.
  • Calculate appropriate child weight dosages of topical and injectable local anesthetic agents.
  • List contraindications for local anesthesia.
  • Discuss drug-to-drug interactions.
  • Explain medical considerations in administering local anesthetic agents.
  • List armamentarium for local anesthesia administration.
  • Describe preparation of the pediatric patient prior to injection.
  • Describe techniques for block, infiltration, palatal, and intraligamentary anesthesia.
  • Manage local anesthesia complications.

Disclaimers

P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein. Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy. Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Jayakumar Jayaraman reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. He has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Schwartz was a member of the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.
Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz

DDS

The P&G team wishes to express its sadness over the loss of our colleague and friend, Dr. Steven Schwartz, who passed away on October 25, 2018. He was a tremendous help on impacting thousands of dental professionals through CE, making dental...

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jayakumar-jayaraman

Jayakumar Jayaraman

BDS, MDS, FDSRCS, MS, PhD

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