Local Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia Seminar (LA1)

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Short Course: 10 Credits for California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE) for CD/CPD Credits (Expired for AGD PACE and ADA CERP recognition)

Courses are appropriate for:  General Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Geriatric Dental Specialists, Dental Implant Surgeons, Prosthodontists, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Local Anesthesia, Series 1 (LA1) Topics Include: Armamentarium, Patient Evaluation, and Basic Injection Techniques, Anatomy and Maxillary Injection Techniques, Mandibular Injection Techniques, Local and Systemic Complications, and more.  To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Short) below:


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Instructor Bio

Stanley Malamed, DDS


Doctor Malamed was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, graduating from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969. He then completed a dental internship and residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before serving for 2 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, Doctor Malamed joined the faculty of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C., in Los Angeles, where today he is Professor of Anesthesia & Medicine. Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, as well as a recipient of the Heidebrink Award [1996] from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS).

Doctor Malamed has authored more than 140 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia. In addition, Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks, published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (6th edition 2007); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (6th edition 2011); and Sedation - a guide to patient management (5th edition 2010) and two interactive DVD’s: Emergency Medicine (2nd edition, 2008) and Malamed’s Local Anesthetic Technique DVD (2004)

In his spare time, Doctor Malamed is an avid runner, exercise enthusiast, and admits an addiction to the New York Times crossword puzzle, which he has done daily since his freshman year in dental school.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None reported


Introduction and Drug Overview

Armamentarium, Patient Evaluation, and Basic Injection Techniques

Anatomy and Maxillary Injection Techniques

Mandibular Injection Techniques

Supplemental Techniques

Local Complications

Systemic Complications

Is Articaine the Ideal Local Anesthetic for Dentistry?

The Future of Pain Control in Dentistry

Course Objective

After completing this course the participant will have a better understanding and working knowledge of a variety of different local anesthetics, their specific injection techniques and associated patient management.

  • Introduction and Drug Overview - Effects of dental fear and anxiety, esther-type anesthetics, amide-type anesthetics, articaine HCI and other currently available anesthetics.
  • Armamentarium, Patient Evaluation and Basic Injection Techniques
  • Anatomy and Maxillary Injection Techniques
  • Mandibular Injection Techniques
  • Supplemental Techniques – periodontal ligament injection, intraosseous anesthesia and articaine HCI
  • Local Complications – facial nerve paralysis, hematoma, paresthesia, trismus, needle breakage and management of each
  • Systemic Complications- adverse drug reactions, allergies and overdose 
  • Is  Articaine the Ideal Local Anesthetic for Dentistry?
  • The Future of Pain Control in Dentistry – intranasal local anesthesia, sodium bicarbonate, local anesthetic buffering, phentolamine mesylate and computer controlled local anesthetic delivery


American Seminar Institute is an approved provider of ADA-CERP, AGD-PACE and the California Board of Dental Examiners.


California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE)

American Seminar Institute is an approved provider for the California Board of Dental Examiners, License# 2068, Original Issuance Date:  01/27/88; Expiration Date:  01/31/20. Credits satisfy California Dental Education Requirements, as well as most State and Dental Academy requirements.


Because each individual agency/academy/state has specific requirements, it is necessary that you consult with the

appropriate agency/academy/state regarding final approval of continuing education credits.

  Produced: 3/01/2014      Expired for AGD Credit: 2/28/2017

Additional Information

Additional Dental Continuing Education (CE/CPD) options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Foundations in Pediatric DentistryConquering Difficult CasesHead and Neck Cancer and Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorder

For up-coming courses, please visit: Dental Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses that are soon to be released.