Anesthesia


Topical Anesthetics for Dental Hygiene Procedures

Alternative pain control modalities offer soft tissue anesthesia, providing clinicians with additional options. By Kathryn Bell, RDH, MS

Managing Pain

Many options are available when choosing the most appropriate injectable local anesthetic for dental patients. By Kathryn Bell, RDH, MS

Considering the Two-Stage Injection Technique

While many oral health professionals prefer this technique, the evidence supporting its efficacy in reducing pain response is limited. By Sean G. Boynes, DMD, MS

Maximize the Benefits of Computer-Controlled Local Anesthesia Delivery

Fluid pressure and tissue type play important roles in the success of this pain management approach.
By Kathy Bassett, RDH, MEd, and Art DiMarco, DMD

Alternative Injection Techniques

The use of the infraorbital, anterior middle superior alveolar, and maxillary nerve blocks provide safety and efficiency benefits during the administration of local anesthesia.
By Kathryn Bell, RDH, MS, and Gail Aamodt, RDH, EPDH, MS

The Search for Consensus

Even though dental hygienists have been successfully administering local anesthesia for more than 40 years, consensus on national education standards and utilization guidelines has yet to be achieved. By Sean G. Boynes, DMD, MS, and Kathy Bassett, RDH, MEd

Sedation of the Pediatric Patient

The use of sedation and general anesthesia may make the treatment of children who cannot tolerate dental care possible.
By Cara J. Riley, DMD, MS

Effective Pain Management for Kids

Preventing and controlling pain are integral to ensuring successful dental appointments among this patient population.
By Matthew K. Geneser, DDS

Pain Control for Pediatric Patients

Clinicians should be well versed in the appropriate methodology, equipment, and drug selection when administering local anesthesia to children.
By Sean G. Boynes, DMD, MS

The Next Generation of Pain Relief

Computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery provides benefits to both patients and clinicians.
By Kathy Bassett, RDH, MEd, and Art DiMarco, DMD



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