Local Anesthesia Syllabus and Chapters

Local Anesthesia is an integral part of Dental Treatments and it is important to have complete knowledge on every aspect related to Local Anesthesia right from Dental Anatomy to help in administering proper Local anesthesia to deciding the amount of local anesthesia to be given to a certain patient. You should also have a clear idea of how local anesthetic agents work and in case of any allergies to LA Agent what should be the alternatives and what should be done as an emergency care. 

Here we have divided Local Anesthesia into 6 parts after consulting and referring to various Books on Local Anesthesia to help Dental professionals in dividing the topic into multiple smaller parts and get a better understanding of Local anesthesia. 

Part 1: Human Race and Pain Relief

  • History of Anesthesia
  • Timewise development of LA agents

Part 2: Neurophysiology, Drugs & Pharmacology

  • Fundamentals of nerve impulse generation and transmission
  • Properties of local anesthetic agents
  • Theories of pain perception
  • Mode of action of local anesthetic agents
  • Site of action of local anesthetic agents
  • Classification of local anesthetics
  • Pharmacology of vasoconstrictors and local anesthetics

Part 3: Armamentarium

  • The syringe
  • The needle
  • The cartridge
  • The vials
  • Additional armamentarium
  • Preparation of armanentarium

Part 4: Techniques of Regional Anesthesia in Dentistry

  • Physical and psychological evaluation
  • Basic injection technique
  • Anatomical considerations
  • Techniques of maxillary anesthesia
  • Techniques of mandibular anesthesia
  • Supplemental injection techniques
  • Local anesthetic considerations in dental specialties

Part 5: Practice of Local Anesthesia

  • Medical evaluation
  • Infection control
  • Preanesthetic medication
  • Newer injection techniques
  • Management of dental clinic waste

Part 6: Complications, Legal considerations

  • Local complications and management
  • System complications and management
  • Legal considerations
  • National AIDS Control Organization

Note: This list of parts and chapters is not based on a particular text book. It combines topics from Handbook of Local Anesthesia (Stanley F Malamed), Manual of Local Anesthesia in Dentistry (AP Chitre) and Monheim’s Local Anesthesia and Pain Control in Dental Practice.

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