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 details the concept of anesthetic buffering. The benefits are multifold and are supported by not only by the science in the literature, but backed by clinical evidence.
Attaining profound local anesthesia is the foundation of almost all that we do in dentistry. Without the crucial aspects of anesthesia, the benefits of modern dentistry would be unobtainable. In this clinical study, the effectiveness of buffered anesthetic was measured against standard unbuffered local anesthetic carpules. The conclusion of this limited study showed a 37– 53 percent decrease in onset time over standard anesthetic solution.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Charles Schlesinger is a dental implant educator and clinician who has been lecturing internationally for the past decade. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State College of Dentistry in 1996. After graduation, he completed a general practice residency at the VA Medical Center in San Diego and then went on to become the chief resident at the VAMC W. Los Angeles. During his time in Los Angeles, he completed extensive training in oral surgery, implantology and advanced restorative treatment. Additionally, he continues to provide comprehensive implant care to patients in a private practice setting in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Understand the mechanism of nerve conduction
- Review how local anesthetics work
- Understand the deficiencies of acidulated anesthetic
- Discuss the benefits of buffered anesthetic
The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course. The speaker discloses that he has a financial interests in implant companies.
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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.
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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
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education