Dr. Alan Budenz Local Anesthesia San Francisco, CA


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  • Private practice: general dentistry
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Member, Board of Managers, California Dental Association Presents

Thursday Courses
Th313 - Numb, Number, Numbest: Updates on Local Anesthesia
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

This lecture is designed for anyone who wishes to expand their understanding of the newest pharmacologic agents and delivery techniques of local anesthesia. A wide range of techniques will be presented, including the Gow-Gates mandibular block and methods for addressing hot teeth situations. Alternative anesthesia modalities, including compounded topical formulations, anesthetic buffering and reversal agents, and more will be discussed! This course combines the latest innovations in local anesthesia with the best newer techniques for delivery. Practitioners will return to their practices with greater confidence in their ability to deliver comfortable and efficient local anesthetic injections.

Friday Courses
Fr126 - X Marks the Spot: Local Anesthesia Techniques Simulation Hands-On Workshop
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: Omni,
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $345.00  Other Fee: $345.00

This workshop provides an opportunity to develop and practice clinical techniques with special emphasis on the mandible, including the Gow-Gates and the Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular division block techniques, tips and tricks for conventional IA regional nerve blocks, and single tooth anesthesia without a nerve block injection. A complete maxillary division block will also be presented. Short lecture segments present the anatomical landmarks and discuss the steps of individual nerve block techniques, followed by a clinical demonstration of the technique. Participants will pair up to practice locating the landmarks and walking through the technique on each other (no actual injections are given). Additional techniques will be discussed according to requests by participants.

Fr264 - Are Your Patients Getting Comfortably Numb? Maximizing the Pharmacology of Local Anesthesia
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

This lecture is designed for dentists and team members who wish to expand their understanding of the pharmacologic mechanisms of local anesthesia. How do local anesthetic agents work, and why don’t they always work? What is safe to use with various medical conditions such as hypertension, hepatitis, and pregnancy? Is it safe to use articaine or prilocaine for block injections? Management of possible complications and injuries related to the delivery of oral local anesthesia agents, such as hematoma, paresthesia, and trismus, will also be discussed.