Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

X Marks the Spot: Hands-on Technique Simulation Workshop for Local Anesthesia

Course Code: W26
Speaker: Dr. Alan Budenz, DDS, MBA, MS
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 12:00 PM
Track: ANESTHESIA
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists

Description:

This workshop is designed for dentists and dental hygienists who wish to expand their understanding of the pharmacologic mechanisms and delivery techniques of local anesthesia and to solve some of the difficulties that arise in obtaining profound anesthesia in the oral cavity. This hands-on workshop is an opportunity to develop and practice clinical techniques with special emphasis on the mandible, including the Gow-Gates and the Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular division block techniques, tips and tricks for conventional inferior alveolar regional nerve blocks, and single tooth anesthesia without a nerve block injection. A complete maxillary division block also will be presented. Each technique will first be described and discussed with slides and demonstrated on skulls. Attendees will then work in pairs to identify intraoral landmarks and needle insertion points on each other. No actual injections will be administered in this workshop. Attendance is limited to 20.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • perform the Gow-Gates complete mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve block technique, the most efficient block for profound mandibular quadrant anesthesia.
  • perform the Vazirani-Akinosi closed-mouth mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve block technique, an excellent technique for apprehensive patients.
  • replicate a complete maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve block technique, the most efficient block for profound maxillary quadrant anesthesia.
  • describe tips and tricks for greater success with the conventional inferior alveolar regional nerve block technique.
  • learn to landmark a technique for anesthetizing permanent mandibular first molars using buccal and lingual infiltration injections rather than performing a nerve block injection.

Participant Requirements:

Bring two anesthetic injection syringes. Loupes with headlamp is highly recommended.



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Speaker: Dr. Alan Budenz, DDS, MBA, MS

About the speaker: Dental degree, University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry; professor and vice chair, department of diagnostic sciences, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.







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