Speaker Information

Dr. Stanley Malamed
West Hills, CA
Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine
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  • Dentist anesthesiologist
  • Emeritus professor of dentistry at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C.
  • Author of 3 textbooks on the subjects of local anesthesia; emergency medicine and sedation.

Th6031 - Hit Me with Your Best Shot: Making Local Anesthesia Effective and Comfortable
Date/Time: 3/21/2024   12 - 3 p.m.
Type: Lectures   Handouts: Yes

Room: GWCC - A405
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Students
Pain Management
AGD Code: 340

Patients do not want to experience pain during dental treatment. Local anesthetics are the safest and most effective drugs for the prevention and management of pain, yet, on occasion, achieving profound anesthesia painlessly can be challenging. We will discuss the means to making dental local anesthetic injections more effective and more comfortable. Topics include: articaine; buffering (the local anesthetic ‘on switch’); phentolamine (the local anesthetic ‘off switch’), and computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (C-CLAD).