Local Anaesthesia in Dentistry is a practical guide for both students and general practitioners to this essential area of clinical practice.
Highly illustrated in full colour throughout, the book provides clear and practical guidance to the administration of local anaesthesia. The book introduces the reader to the concept of nerve conduction and pain as well as providing an explanation of the anatomy of the trigeminal nerve. Further chapters cover such key areas of practice as regional anaesthesia, local anaesthesia in children, pharmacology, local and systemic complications, general practical aspects, the prevention of side effects and legal aspects.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Nerve conduction and pain.
2. Anatomy of the trigeminal nerve.
3. Pharmacology of local anaesthetics.
4. General practical aspects.
5. Regional anaesthesia in the upper jaw.
6. Regional anaesthesia in the lower jaw.
7. Supplemental techniques of regional anaesthesia.
8. Local anaesthesia in children.
9. Local complications.
10 Systemic complications.
11 Patients at risk.
12 Legal aspects
J.A. Baart, Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre and Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more than three decades, Dr Baart has taught the dental students of ACTA in oral and maxillofacial surgery and the practical aspects of the administration of local anaesthetics. He now coordinates the course “Introduction to local anaesthesia” at ACTA.
H.S. Brand, Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery & Department of Basic Dental Sciences, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Since 1996, Dr Brand has taught on the “side-effects of local anaesthetics”. He coordinated the course “Introduction to local anaesthesia” at ACTA for several years.