Local Anesthetics & Analgesics

Local Anesthetics & Analgesics Seminar (LAN1)

Short Course: 7 ADA CERP/AGD PACE Credits (EXPIRES 5/12/23); for CE/CPD (Code 430) or 9 for California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE) for CD/CPD Credits

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

Local Anesthetics & Analgesics, Series 1 (MRDP) Topics Include:  

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Short) below:
Short Course:
LAN1A
Short Course Price:
$445
Format:
Available in Video format.
Only Available Option: Short Course/Part A

Instructor Bio

Thomas Viola, RPH

Thomas Viola, the founder of Pharmacology Declassified, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of 15 dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well-known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.

Topics

Local Anesthesia Pharmacology Basics

Review of Dental Local Anesthetic Preparations

Patient Care Considerations

The Medically Complex Dental Patient

The Concept of Pain

Identification of Opioid Addiction and Management of Acute Dental Pain

Course Objectives

 AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ABLE TO:
 
Local Anesthetics
  1. Differentiate between the two major classes of local anesthetic agents with respect to their distribution, metabolism and routes of excretion
  2. Specify the various local anesthetic agent combinations most commonly used in dentistry and the rationale for their use in specific clinical situations
  3. Explain the basic concepts of neurophysiology and nerve conduction and the mechanism of action of local anesthetic agents
  4. Discuss the rationale for the use of vasoconstrictors in local anesthetic solutions and their potential effects in common organ system disease states
  5. Discuss general adverse effects, contraindications and patient care considerations with the use of local anesthetics
 
Analgesics
  1. Describe strategies useful in developing a pain management plan that is individualized for a patient’s needs and underlying medical conditions
  2. Describe the pharmacology and mechanism of action of non-opioid and opioid analgesics, as well as their potential for abuse
  3. Explain the intended role of non-opioid and opioid analgesics in the treatment of dental pain, as well as situations that may preclude their use
  4. Understand appropriate prescribing practices to utilize in everyday clinical situations
 

Accreditation

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

Produced: 5/13/2020      Expires for ADA/AGD Credit: 5/12/2023

Additional Information

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

Other courses of interest may include:  Oral and Maxiollofacial SurgeryModern RestorationsHead 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.