Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals eBook (2e) : 9780133824483

Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals eBook (2e)

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For courses in Pain Control, Local Anesthesia in Dentistry, and Nitrous Oxide Sedation (minimal sedation) in Dentistry.


Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals provides a user-friendly, primary resource for instructors and students of pain control. This text is appropriate for both dental and dental hygiene students and provides step-by-step instructions that are also useful to practicing clinicians seeking to improve their skills or learn new injection techniques. In addition to the superb illustrations, step-by-step approach, and easy-to-understand language established in the first edition, the new second edition includes both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation. 


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Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals provides unparalleled coverage in a straightforward, user-friendly format. It provides:

  • Comprehensive yet accessible content: The text is an all-in-one resource in local anesthesia for dental and dental hygiene students and professionals.
  • Real-world learning: Chapters present practical expertise, case studies, and resources that will be referenced again and again.
  • Extensive teaching and learning resources: Numerous text features and supplemental materials facilitate both teaching and learning.

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Table of contents
  • Section I - Pain Control Concepts
  • Chapter 1 - Perspectives on Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals
  • Chapter 2 - Fundamentals of Pain Management
  • Chapter 3 - The Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Pain Control
  • Section II - Pharmacology of Local Anesthetic Pain Control
  • Chapter 4 - Pharmacology Basics
  • Chapter 5 - Dental Local Anesthetic Drugs
  • Chapter 6 - Vasoconstrictors in Dentistry
  • Chapter 7 - Dose Calculations for Local Anesthetic Solutions
  • Chapter 8 - Topical Anesthetics
  • Section III - Injection Fundamentals
  • Chapter 9 - Local Anesthetic Delivery Devices
  • Chapter 10 - Patient Assessment for Local Anesthesia
  • Chapter 11 - Fundamentals for Administration of Local Anesthetic Agents
  • Section IV - Clinical Administration of Local Anesthesia
  • Chapter 12 - Injections for Maxillary Pain Control I
  • Chapter 13 - Injections for Maxillary Pain Control II – Palatal Approach
  • Chapter 14 - Injections for Mandibular Pain Control
  • Chapter 15 - Supplemental Techniques and Adjunctive Strategies
  • Chapter 16 - Troubleshooting Inadequate Anesthesia
  • Chapter 17 - Local Anesthesia Complications and Management
  • Section V - Special Considerations for Local Anesthesia
  • Chapter 18 - Insights for Fearful Patients
  • Chapter 19 - Insights from Pediatric Dentistry
  • Chapter 20 - Insights from Specialties: Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Endodontics
  • Section VI - Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation
  • Chapter 21 - Fundamentals for the Administration of Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation
  • Appendix I - Anatomical Review
Features & benefits


Comprehensive yet accessible content.

  • The text provides unmatched breadth of coverage, including dedicated chapters on the fundamentals of pain, dose calculations, troubleshooting inadequate anesthesia, fear management, pedodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics, and endodontics.
  • NEW! An all-new chapter on nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation examines both dental and dental hygiene perspectives. At the time of publishing, no other dental or dental hygiene local anesthesia text includes this topic.
  • Material is presented in clear, easy-to-follow language. Expert authors present even complex concepts in straightforward terms that facilitate understanding. 
  • Original diagrams, tables, and charts have been carefully designed to clarify text material in a consistent format throughout the text.
  • NEW! Many new figures have been added and updated with improved images.
  • This edition provides additional information and instruction on the use of CCLAD devices and techniques. 

Real-world learning:

  • Numerous case studies present realistic scenarios to encourage critical thinking and enhance clinical application skills.
  • Chapters, appendices, and boxed features were composed by specialists and experts in the field, providing practical research- and experienced-based knowledge. 

Extensive teaching and learning resources:

  • Chapters are designed to facilitate learning, including clearly stated chapter objectives and end-of-chapter review questions based on those objectives.
  • Multiple appendices provide quick access to charts and tables that are clinically useful on a daily basis.
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