This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 070.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
The fee to view the entire series is $469. This cost includes all fees to take all exams and claim your CE credits.
Profound pulpal anesthesia is essential for the delivery of endodontic treatment. However, local anesthetics are often only partially effective in treating dental pain originating from mandibular posterior teeth. Evidence indicates a significant increase in local anesthesia failure after inferior alveolar nerve block injection in pain patients versus normal controls. This presentation provides evidence-based practical tips for gaining effective anesthesia during endodontic treatment with a focus on mandibular posterior teeth.
Definitive endodontic treatment provides substantial relief from odontogenic pain. However, pharmacotherapy is often required post treatment. Use of analgesics as well as antibiotics will be discussed where current evidence is presented as to how best serve endodontic patients following treatment.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. James G. Hupp received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Upon graduating, he practiced general dentistry in the US Navy until 1993. In 1996, he completed his endodontic residency program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Science degree. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2003. In 2009, he retired from the US Naval Reserves at the rank of Captain. He has remained active as an educator and in 2011, as Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center he was awarded Clinical Instructor of the Year and inducted into the prestigious Nelson Order. He currently is Director of Endodontics at Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. His current research focus is Micro-CT evaluation of various instrumentation techniques.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Understand how pharmacology and neurophysiology can be used to achieve profound pulpal anesthesia.
- Know the steps in conventional dental anesthesia to be used when confronted with a mandibular molar exhibiting symptomatic irreversible pulpitis and symptomatic apical periodontitis.
- Understand how the speed of injection affects patient comfort and pulpal anesthesia success.
- Know the adjuncts that supplement conventional techniques in order to achieve profound, predictable, pulpal anesthesia.
- Understand antibiotic indications for the endodontic patient.
- Be able to provide patients with an adjustable plan that manages their pain.
The speakers disclose that they have a financial interest in the education of dentists in endodontics.
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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.
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or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education