This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 340.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
The inferior alveolar nerve block has the highest failure rate not only in dental local anesthesia but also amongst all local anesthetic blocks in medicine. The accessory innervation to the inferior alveolar nerve theory supports that the incidents of unsuccessful anesthesia may result from innervations of the adult mandible arising from the cervical plexus in addition to the auriculotemporal, buccal, mental, incisive, mylohyoid, and lingual nerves. Hence, to achieve profound pulpal anesthesia in the posterior mandible, an accessory innovation anesthetic protocol which anesthetizes all the accessory nerves has been clinically proposed. Three different accessory innervation anesthetic protocol approaches are described in this course as well as how to overcome pulpal anesthesia failure through the intraoral cervical plexus anesthetic technique implementation. This protocol will help alleviate patient’s fear to the dental chair while improving our profession’s reputation.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Uzbelger Feldman received his Odontologist dental degree (DDS equivalent) from Central University of Venezuela in 1995 and his Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics from Carlos J. Bello Hospital in 1997. Since 2003, he has been affiliated to the Department of Endodontology at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (TUKSoD) where he earned his DMD certificate in 2006. By the first time in dental history, one of his research areas of expertise has showed evidence of the cervical plexus nerve implication in dental anesthesia failures and cardiac jaw pain which lead to the development of an improved intraoral cervical plexus anesthetic technique. These efforts have guided to the accessory innervation theory substantiation in dental anesthesia. Currently, he is involved with research activities at TUKSoD in the low-dose dental imaging, accessory innervation in dental anesthesia and endodontic obturation materials fields. With 23 years of experience, he worked five years at the private practice in Philadelphia, PA and now he serves patients in the Cleveland, OH suburbs part-time while working on developing innovative technologies and techniques with a strong focus on public health impact.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- At conclusion, participants should be able to understand the problems associated with anesthetic failures in permanent dentition with the use of currently available anesthetic techniques.
- At the end of this course, participants should be able to identify how accessory innervation may play a pivotal role in the high percentage of anesthetic failure on the posterior mandible.
- At culmination, participants should be able to comprehend the cervical plexus nerve description and distribution in the mandible.
- At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to recognize how these variations of anatomy allow for clinical decisions for implementing supplemental anesthetic techniques.
- After course completion, participants should be capable to administer the intraoral cervical plexus anesthetic technique in their patients.
- At finale, participants should be capable to provide the accessory innervation anesthetic protocol to their patients.
In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Real Time Imaging Technologies LLC.
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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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