General vs. Local

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene speaks with Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, about the differences between general and local anesthesia.

A Closer Look at Local Anesthesia

The anesthesia expert, Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, talks about what you need to know when providing local anesthesia to your patients.

The Chronicles of Anesthesia

Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, provides an inside look at the evolution of anesthesia in dentistry and dental hygiene.


In this second installment of a continuing series on anesthesia, Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, discusses the importance of vasoconstrictors in your anesthesia arsenal.

Quelling the Anxiety

Strategies for treating patients with anxiety disorders.
By Gwen Grosso, RDH, MS, and Renee Prajer, RDH, MS

Up Close

In the first installment of a continuing series on anesthesia, Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, shares his expertise on using amide local anesthetic agents.

Safely Easing the Pain

John A. Yagiela, DDS, PhD, shares his expertise on the use of topical anesthetics.

Local Anesthesia

Providing effective anesthesia isdependent on understanding the drug, the dosage, and the patient in conjunction with clinical skill.
By Kathy Bassett, RDH, MEd, and Keavin McIntosh, DDS

Controlling the Pain

Topical anesthesia is an important part of pain management and new uses offer more options for dental hygienists.
By Pamela Overman, RDH, EdD

Maximizing Pain Control

The AMSA injection can provide anesthesia with fewer injections and less pain.
By Dorothy A. Perry, RDH, PhD, and Peter M. Loomer, DDS, PhD

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