Trends in Dental Pain Management
Friday, April 19, 2019
Volume 40 eBook 7
This special eBook from Compendium contains two articles, one involving general anesthesia and the other on local anesthesia. The first article is a continuing education (CE) course on using general anesthesia for patients with neurodegenerative disorders, while the second provides an update on current practice in local anesthesia. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: General Anesthesia for Dental Treatment in a Patient With Huntington’s Chorea
Irena Haimov-Kaldess, DMD; Doron Haim, DMD, MPA; and Adi Garfunkel, DMD
This CE article discusses factors that must be considered by the dentist-anesthesiologist team in treating patients with Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. The primary goal in general anesthesia for these patients is to provide airway protection and a rapid and safe recovery. This article includes a case report that describes treatment for a patient with Huntington’s disease, which is characterized by uncontrolled movements. General anesthesia with a proper choice of drugs is shown to be a safe approach in patients with this condition or other neurodegenerative disorders.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Innovations in Local Anesthesia are Easing the Pain of Dentistry
Paul A. Moore, DMD, PhD, MPH
This article includes an update on local anesthesia that reviews some of the most recent drug formulations and strategies in management of dental pain and procedures for specific individuals. As the author explains, dental professionals are continuing to pursue anesthetic innovations that meet the needs of their practices and patients.