Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST
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Orange County Dental Society 

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"Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

Making Local Anesthesia More Effective and More Comfortable: Featuring Stanley Malamed, DDS

2 CE Credits 

OCDS Dentist Members FREE 

CDA/ADA Members $49 per person

Nonmembers & Staff $49 per person

Please Note: This course is free for OCDS dentist members ONLY (not office staff). Membership is being verified. Nonmembers and staff that register will receive their personalized webinar link when the course is paid for.

Course Description: Patients do not want to experience pain during their dental treatment. Fortunately, local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in dentistry. 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. In this program we will discuss the means to making dental local anesthetic injections both more effective and more comfortable. Topics include: articaine; buffering (the local anesthetic 'on switch'); phentolamine (the local anesthetic 'off switch'); computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (C-CLAD); and the nasal local anesthetic spray for maxillary non-molar teeth. An algorithm for more successful mandibular anesthesia will be presented.

Learning objectives: On successful completion of this program the enrollee should be able to:

  1. Discuss the advantages of articaine HCl compared with other dental local anesthetics
  2. List 3 advantages of buffering local anesthetics
  3. Discuss the pharmacology behind phentolamine mesylate and its ability to reverse local anesthesia
  4. Describe the success of the nasal local anesthetic spray in maxillary teeth
  5. Discuss the algorithm for more successful mandibular anesthesia

About the Speaker:

Dr. Malamed 

Stanley Malamed, DDS

Doctor Malamed, a dentist anesthesiologist, graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969 and then completed a residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before serving for 2 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry (now the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C), in Los Angeles, retiring from full-time teaching in 2013. Dr. Malamed is an Emeritus Professor of Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C.

Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, as well as a recipient of the Heidebrink Award [1996] from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS).

 Doctor Malamed has authored more than 160 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia.

 In addition, Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks, published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (7th edition 2015); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (7th edition 2019); and Sedation - a guide to patient management (6th edition 2017) and two interactive DVD's: Emergency Medicine (3rd edition, 2018) and Malamed's Local Anesthetic Technique DVD (2004) (edition 2 - 2012)