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.