Prepare for practice with the only book on local anesthesia written specifically for dental hygienists! Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist, 2nd Edition, provides complete instructions for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia. Written by noted dental hygiene educator Demetra Logothetis, the first edition won a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention award. This edition adds a new chapter on children and adolescent patients, plus new coverage of anesthetic agents and advanced techniques. With colorful and detailed illustrations showing dental anatomy and hundreds of clinical photos of injection techniques, as well as discussions of the Human Needs Paradigm to promote patient-centered care, this reference prepares you for success on board exams and confidence in practice.
Part One: Introduction to Pain Control 1. Local Anesthesia in Dental Hygiene Practice: An Introduction 2. Neurophysiology Part Two: Local and Topical Anesthetic Agents 3. Pharmacology of Local Anesthetic Agents 4. Pharmacology of Vasoconstrictors 5. Local Anesthetic Agents
Appendix 5-1: Summary of Amide Local Anesthetic Agents and Vasoconstrictors
6. Topical Anesthetic Agents Part Three: Patient Assessment 7. Preanesthetic Assessment
Appendix 7-1: Sample Medical History form in English/Spanish
8. Determining Drug Doses
Appendix 8-1: Summary of Local Anesthetics Agents and Vasoconstrictors Appendix 8-2: Comparison of Previous and Current Maximum Recommended Doses of Local Anesthetic Agents per Appointment for Healthy Patients NEW! Appendix 8-3: Dosing Information for Regional Local Anesthesia Board Examinations Requiring Calculations Based on 1.7 mL of Solution
Part Four: Local Anesthetic Techniques for the Dental Hygienist 9. Armamentarium/Syringe Preparation 10. Anatomic Considerations for the Administration of Local Anesthesia 11. Basic Injection Techniques
Appendix 11-1: Sharps Management: CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in the Dental Health Care Setting Appendix 11-2: Safe and Unsafe Needle Recapping Techniques
12. Maxillary Nerve Anesthesia
Appendix 12-1: Summary of Maxillary Injections
13. Mandibular Nerve Anesthesia
Appendix 13-1: Summary of Mandibular Injections Appendix 13-2 NEW!
14. Local Anesthesia for the Child and Adolescent NEW! Part Five: Complications, Legal Considerations, and Risk Management 15. Local Anesthesic Complications 16. Legal Considerations and Risk Management Glossary Index