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Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

Written by a dental hygienist for dental hygienists, Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist helps you learn the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia. Coverage is tailored to fit the role and needs of the dental hygienist and promotes patient-centered care by integrating discussions of the Human Needs Paradigm with complete instructions for local anesthesia administration. Full-color photographs illustrate specific injection techniques, and colorful illustrations show dental anatomy. Written by experienced educator Demetra Logothetis, this reference presents material at the right level for dental hygienists and prepares you for success both on your licensure exam and in your career.

Paperback, 768 Pages

Published: June 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07371-4


  • 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 DonÕts 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




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