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Assessing Anesthetic Options for Non Surgical Periodontal Therapy

Presenter: Shirley Branam, RDH Release Date: 9/22/10
Credits:  1 CEU   Reviewed: 2024     Expiration Date: 9/22/27
AGD Subject Code: 490
CE Supporter: Viva Learning

To deliver optimal patient care, pain management is an essential component of periodontal therapy procedures. Supported by science, this course will provide the dental professional with the information necessary to make an anesthetic choice based on each patient’s needs. This course will include information on a new, non-injectable local anesthetic for scaling and/or root planing.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
--Discuss the development of local anesthetics in dentistry
--Explain the neurophysiology of pain conduction
--Explain the action of local anesthetic drugs on pain conduction
--Discuss the physiological effects of vasoconstriction
--Categorize local anesthetic drugs according to type and duration of action
--Identify the benefits and limitations of a new non-injectable anesthetic option
--Conduct a needs assessment to determine appropriate anesthetic option for each patient
--Accurately document the administration of local anesthesia in treatment records
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