A “painless injection” is the No. 1 criterion for the patient to judge a dentist, and several aspects must be taken into account in order to perform a painless, comfortable, and effective anaesthetic injection.

In this video, Professor Stanley Malamed will discuss the means of making dental local anaesthetic injections both more effective and more comfortable – even with pulpitis.

Hit me with your best shot. Making local anaesthesia more effective and more comfortable - Professor Stanley Malamed

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of painless and successful dental anaesthesia, taking into consideration:

  • Prevention and management of pain
  • Local anaesthesia to include: Articaine, Bupivacaine, Lidocaine, Mepivacaine, Prilocaine
  • Topical anaesthetic
  • The injection
  • Computer-controlled local anaesthetic delivery (C-CLAD)
  • Local anaesthetic: Buffering, on-switch, benefits, technique
  • Local anaesthetic: Phentolamine, off-switch
  • Algorithm for more successful mandibular anaesthesia
  • Inhalation sedation
  • Local anaesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST)
  • Articaine and paraesthesia

1 videos
100 mins CPD/CE