This course is worth .5 CE.
More emergencies happen in dental offices related to the administration of local anesthesia than those that accompany oral or IV sedation. In this course, Dr. Anthony Feck dives deep into the different types of local anesthetics and the drug interactions between local anesthetics, vasoconstrictors, and sedative drugs, giving you a comprehensive top-down look of what you must consider and account for in order to treat safely.
In this course, you will learn about:
- Drug interaction potential
- With existing drugs
- Increased Toxicity Potential
- More local anesthetic/vasoconstrictor
- Medical conditions
- Special needs of the sedation patient
- Local anesthetic resistant
- Understand the timeline of local anesthetic development.
- Learn the chemical characteristics and properties of Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Mepivacaine, Bupivicaine, Articaine,
- What is pKa, and why is it important?
- Study the mechanism of action (sodium blocking) and the factors in Onset of Action (anatomical variations, nerve morphology, lipid solubility, protein binding).
- Recognize the signs of local anesthesia overdose and toxicity.