Cost: $35 for all 3 hours of CE

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 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. 


Upon successful completion of this 3- part program, participants will be able to: 

* Explain the basic mechanism of action of local anesthetic agents

* Differentiate between the two major classes of local anesthetic agents with respect to their distribution, metabolism, adverse effects, drug interactions, and contradictions

* Discuss the rationale for the use of vasoconstrictors in local anesthetic solutions and the potential effects in common organ system disease states.

* Specify the various local anesthetic agent combinations most commonly used in dentistry and the rationale for their use in specific clinical situations

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of CE Zoom, LLC and Pharmacology Declassified.  CE Zoom, LLC is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.

Prerequisites : None


Date / Time

Self Study - On Demand