Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

By Demetra D. Logothetis RDH, MS, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Dental Medicine Director, Division of Dental Hygiene, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Section I: Introduction to Pain Control

Chapter 1. Local Anesthesia in Dental Hygiene Practice: An Introduction

Chapter 2. Neurophysiology

Section II: Local and Topical Anesthetic Agents

Chapter 3. Pharmacology of Local Anesthetic Agents

Chapter 4. Pharmacology of Vasoconstrictors

Chapter 5. Local Anesthetic Agents

Appendix 5-1: Summary of Amide Local Anesthetic Agents and Vasoconstrictors

Chapter 6. Topical Anesthetic Agents

Section III: Patient Assessment

Chapter 7. Preanesthetic Assessment

Appendix 7-1: Medical History Form

Appendix 7-2: Prophylatic Antibiotic Summary

Chapter 8. Determining Drug Doses

Appendix 8-1: Summary of Local Anesthetic Agents and Vasoconstrictors

Section IV: Local Anesthetic Techniques for the Dental Hygienist

Chapter 9. Armamentarium/Syringe Preparation

Chapter 10. Anatomical Consideration for the Administration of Local Anesthetics

Chapter 11. Basic Injection Techniques

Appendix 11-1: Do's and DonŐts of Handling Sharps

Chapter 12. Maxillary Nerve Anesthesia

Appendix 12-1: Summary of Maxillary Injections

Chapter 13. Mandibular Nerve Anesthesia

Appendix 13-1: Summary of Mandibular Injections

Section V: Complications, Legal Considerations, Risk Management

Chapter 14. Local Anesthetic Complications

Chapter 15. Legal Considerations and Risk Management