San Mateo County Dental Society (CA)

Apr 15 Local Anesthesia

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April 15, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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A Zoom link will be e-mailed to registrants to access the webinar.


It’s New, But Is It Any Better? An Update on Local Anesthesia


Alan W. Budenz, MS, DDS, MBA


2 CE Units (Core)

Course Description
This lecture is designed for anyone who wishes to expand their understanding of the newest pharmacologic agents and delivery techniques of local anesthesia. A wide range of techniques and alternative anesthesia modalities will be presented, including compounded topical formulations, buffering of local anesthetics, computer-controlled delivery systems, and more! This course combines the latest innovations in local anesthesia with the best newer techniques for delivery.

Learning Objectives

The common causes of local anesthesia failures and how to better overcome these failures.

How to achieve more effective and predictable anesthesia for any dental treatment procedure.

The science behind new anesthetics and techniques that are now available in the dental marketplace or that are currently being researched.

How to apply the latest anesthetic agent technology to your daily practice, and describe new trends in achieving profound patient comfort.




Alan W. Budenz, MS, DDS, MBA is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and is Vice-Chair of 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 UCLA, and his dental degree from UCSF. Dr. Budenz has taught Anatomy courses at the University of the Pacific since 1984, and has extensive experience in head and neck anatomy, dissection, and nerve tract identification with particular emphasis on dental local anesthesia, and has lectured nationally and internationally on local anesthesia, anatomy, oral medicine/oral diagnosis, and cariology topics. Dr. Budenz has over thirty-five years of general practice experience in San Francisco, has served as clinical Group Practice Administrator, and as Chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Emergency Services, and as a general dentistry clinical instructor at Pacific. Due to his background, Dr. Budenz is well qualified to combine basic anatomical instruction with practical clinical application for dentists and hygienists alike, and for fourteen consecutive years, from 2005 – present, has been recognized as an Annual Leader in Continuing Education by "Dentistry Today".


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