Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

Local Anesthesia Update: MythBusters Edition!

Course Code: C19
Speaker: Dr. Jason Goodchild, DMD
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Student


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Achieving profound and effective local anesthesia is essential in clinical practice. It's a limiting step in most procedures invasive procedures — cannot commence until it is successfully achieved. There continues to be misconceptions despite the frequency that oral health providers, such as dentists and hygienists, use local anesthetics during clinical practice. The goal of this lecture is to discuss several common myths surrounding local anesthesia, while incorporating literature-supported learning issues. This lecture will review and update local anesthetic techniques, equipment and current research for all providers using a fun multimedia approach.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • discuss current local anesthetic market share in the U.S.
  • review the basic pharmacology of local anesthetics.
  • understand common “myths” associated with local anesthesia.
  • review the latest armamentarium of local anesthetic delivery.
  • discuss tips, tricks and pearls to maximize local anesthetic success.

Partial Sponsor(s):

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Speaker: Dr. Jason Goodchild, DMD, Premier Dental Products Co.

About the speaker: Dental degree, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; director of clinical affairs, Premier Dental Products Company; associate clinical professor, department of diagnostic sciences, Creighton University School of Dentistry; adjunct assistant professor, department of diagnostic sciences, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine; reviewer, Journal of the American Dental Association, General Dentistry, Compendium and Quintessence International.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with Premier Dental Products Co. that may be relevant to this presentation.

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