“X” Marks The Spot! Hands-On Local Anesthesia Technique Simulation Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Alan W. Budenz, MS, DDS


Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Code: F20 Cost: $175/$200 after Sept. 28 Date: Friday, Oct. 27

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CE Credits: 3 hour participation |  Subject: Local Anesthesia |  Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists | Limited to: 25 Attendees

This workshop is an opportunity to develop and practice clinical techniques with special emphasis on the mandible, including the Gow-Gates and the Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular division block techniques, tips and tricks for conventional IA regional nerve blocks, and single tooth anesthesia without a nerve block injection. A complete maxillary division block will also be presented. Short lecture segments present the anatomical landmarks and discuss the steps of individual nerve block techniques, followed by a clinical demonstration of the technique. Participants may then practice the injections on mannikin heads and may practice locating the landmarks and walking through the technique on each other (no actual injections are given on participants). Additional techniques will be discussed by participant request.

Learning Objectives:

  • Perform the Gow-Gates complete trigeminal mandibular division nerve block technique, the most efficient block for profound mandibular quadrant anesthesia.
  • Perform the Vazirani – Akinosi closed-mouth trigeminal mandibular division nerve block technique, an excellent technique for apprehensive patients.
  • Replicate a complete trigeminal maxillary division nerve block technique, the most efficient block for profound maxillary quadrant anesthesia.
  • Describe tips and tricks for greater success with the conventional inferior alveolar regional nerve block technique.
  • Landmark a technique for anesthetizing mandibular teeth using buccal and lingual infiltration injections rather than performing a nerve block injection.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Alan Budenz is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. He received his graduate degree in Anatomy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He has more than 40 years of private general practice and faculty practice experience in San Francisco, has served as a general dentistry clinical instructor, a clinical group practice administrator, and as Chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Emergency Services at Pacific. He has also taught anatomy courses at Pacific since 1984. He has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, on local anesthesia, oral medicine, cariology, and the anatomical basis of dentistry topics, and every year since 2005, he has been recognized as an Annual Leader in Continuing Dental Education by “Dentistry Today”.  Financial Relationship – none reported.

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