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Pain Control in Dentistry: Local Anesthetics and Post-Operative Analgesics

Pain Control in Dentistry: Local Anesthetics and Post-Operative Analgesics

Category 1–6 CE Points

Dr. Ravi Vasudeva, BSc(Hons), DDS, MSc (Dental Anaesthesia), FADSArvasudeva

Dr. Ravi Vasudeva is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anaesthesiology and is a specialist in Dental Anaesthesia with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. He received his dental degree from the University of Toronto and went on to complete a one year General Practice Residency at Rochester General Hospital, in Rochester, New York. He returned to the University of Toronto to complete his post-graduate training in the specialty of Dental Anaesthesia and currently teaches in the Dental Anaesthesia graduate program at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. In addition, Dr. Vasudeva maintains a full-time referral-based specialty dental practice in Oakville, Ontario. He lectures widely on topics of local anesthesia, oral and nitrous oxide sedation, medical emergencies in the dental office and other anaesthesia related topics.

Course Description:

Management of dental pain is an essential part of clinical practice. Intra-operative pain control is accomplished using local anesthetics while post-operative dental pain can safely and effectively be managed with nonopioid and opioid analgesics.

Part I – Local Anesthetics
The first portion of this course will review basic pharmacology of local anesthetics and technique considerations, with a specific focus on reasons for failure. A rational approach to failed local anesthesia will be discussed. Recent literature investigating occurrence of paresthesia after local anesthesia administration will also be presented.

Part II – Post Operative Analgesics
The second portion of this course will focus on the management of acute and post-operative dental pain. The course will review basic pharmacology of analgesic drug classes, including their relative efficacy for dental pain, and will suggest appropriate regimens based on pain intensity.

Course Objectives:
Review basic pharmacology of local anesthetic formulations in clinical use
Provide a systematic approach to managing failed local anesthesia
Review pharmacology of opioid and nonopioid analgesics used for acute and post-operative pain control in dentistry
Recommend an appropriate dosing regimen for analgesics based on pain intensity

$150 + HST (19.50) for members and non-members.
This course is open to all dentists in Ontario.
Sponsors have no influence on course content.

Mississauga Grand – Banquet & Convention Centre
35 Brunel Road, Unit 7, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8

Friday March 2, 2018
Registration and breakfast: 7:30am
Speakers: 8:00am -3:00pm (lunch and snacks provided)


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There will be a 20% administration fee charged for cancellations, subtracted from the refund. 
Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted less than 5 business days before the event. 
However, substitutions are welcome. Please let us know by 12:00 noon the day before the event of the doctor you wish to substitute by emailing info@hpda.ca

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