The ‘mandibular block’ is dead!
Time: 15:00 - 17:30
Room: VELAZQUEZ (PV3)
Chair(s): Miguel Angel López-Andrade (Spain)
- > Describe the traditional inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB)
- > List three alternative techniques to the IANB
- > Describe the mechanism of buffering local anesthetics
- > Discuss the efficacy of articaine administered by mandibular infiltration in adults
The inferior alveolar nerve block - a staple of dental anesthesia techniques - is oftentimes quite frustrating. In this programme, Professor Malamed will discuss alternative approaches to profound anaesthesia for mandibular teeth, including the Gow-Gates mandibular nerve block; PDL; buffered local anaesthetics; intraosseous anaesthesia; and the efficacy of the local anaesthetic articaine when administered by infiltration in the adult mandible. Is the ‘mandibular block’ dead? Come and see.