This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 132.
There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.
This course is designed to educate the dental-health professional regarding the
potential superiority of articaine 4 percent in relation to lidocaine 2 percent in dental
It is also intended to illustrate the differences between these products regarding
their chemistry, pharmacology, metabolism and use.
Description of Speaker:
Fabio Velotti, CEO of Pierrel Pharma, received his master’s in engineering from the Federico
II University in Naples, Italy. In 1999, he covered several positions at Royal DSM, focusing on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of pharma biotech products. In 2011, he moved to Pierrel in order to manage Pierrel Pharmaceuticals’ products portfolio.
Bernardo Verrengia received an honors degree in chemistry at The Royal Institute of Chemistry in the U.K. In 1974, he was a research analyst for Albright and Wilson in their R&D department and later worked for VG instruments as mass spectrometry applications specialist. In 1982, he moved to Italy with Pierrel Pharmaceuticals as the head of analytical chemistry in the pharmaceuticals’ R&D department. He has been actively involved in many R&D projects on new pharmacologically active chemical entities with NDA submissions and approvals in Europe, Canada, Russia and the U.S. He is currently the scientific and regulatory of?cer at Pierrel S.p.A.
Deborah Laird received her Bachelor of Science degree from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri. Her pharmaceutical career spans more than 30 years, 26 of which were in sales management, sales operations, sales training and state government relations with GlaxoSmithKline. Currently she serves as the North America Orabloc product manager for Pierrel Pharma SRL.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Appreciate the history of these compounds' development in dental anesthesia.
- Gain insight into the safety and ef? cacy of articaine and lidocaine.
- Consider the best choice of anesthetic for complicated dental procedures.
- Understand the use of articaine and lidocaine in children and geriatric patients.
- Understand, in detail, articaine and lidocaine's main characteristics when used in the clinic.
The authors declare that neither he (she) nor any member of his (her) family has a financial arrangement or affilation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.
Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association
to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not
approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards
of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and
providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not
independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not
represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content
or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are
those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or
more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to
qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward
license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant
to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education