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Overview

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

Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, 2/e 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. Extensive online resources and a companion technique DVD augment this text, providing a comprehensive resource for students and dental professionals.

Teaching and Learning Experience

Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, 2/e 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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This is the 4th year I have taught Pain Control in Dentistry and the first year I have used the textbook Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, by KB Bassett, AC DiMarco and DK Naughton. I can say without reservation that this textbook is very teacher and student friendly with excellent color photos of injection technique, illustrations of concepts such as nerve impulse conduction and examples of dosage calculations that greatly enhanced the teaching and learning in my classroom. The inclusion of a head and neck anatomy review at the back of the book was very helpful as were the Appendices included throughout the book. It is apparent that educators wrote this textbook and we are pleased to have changed to this text. I would highly recommend it to other dental and dental hygiene programs as well as to practicing professionals who strive for clinical excellence in the delivery of local anesthesia.”

Lynn Stedman, RDH, Director
Department of Dental Hygiene
Columbia Basin College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131589308
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/16/2009
  • Series: Pearson Custom Health Professions Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 277,488
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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

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