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Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals

•Cleary stated objectives with end of chapter questions based on objectives.
•Tabulated appendices with information on concomitant drug considerations, health status concerns, and safe dosing.
•Case studies throughout to enhance student learning.
•Companion Website with student resources and study aides

Table of Contents
Section I - Pain Control Concepts

Chapter 1 - Local Anesthesia in Dentistry: Past to Present
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 Drugs
Chapter 8 - Pharmacology of Topical Anesthetics

Section III - Injection Fundamentals
Chapter 9 - Local Anesthetic Delivery Devices

Appendix 1 - OSHA/CDC Sharps protocols
Chapter 10 - Patient Assessment for Local Anaesthesia
Chapter 11 - Fundamentals for Administration of Local Anesthetic Agents

Section IV - Clinical Administration of Local Anesthesia

Section Appendix: Anatomy Review - Introduction to Chapters 12-15
Chapter 12 - Injections for Maxillary Pain Control
Chapter 13 - Injections for Palatal Pain Control
Chapter 14 - Injections for Mandibular Pain Control
Chapter 15 - Supplemental Injection Techniques
Chapter 16 - Troubleshooting Inadequate Anesthesia
Chapter 17 - Local Anesthesia Complications and Management

Section V - Special Considerations for Local Anesthesia
Chapter 18 - Insights for the Fearful Patient Final Draft Posted
Chapter 19 - Insights from Oral Surgery
Chapter 20 - Insights from Pedodontics
Chapter 21 - Insights from Other Specialties