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ATSU Continuing Education

october, 2019

19oct8:30 am11:30 amComplementary and Alternative Local Anesthesia: Beyond the Basic Techniques


Event Details

Complementary and Alternative Local Anesthesia: Beyond the Basic Techniques


Date:                 October 19, 2019 – Saturday

Time:                8:30am – 11:30am

Location:        5850 E. Still Circle, Saguaro Rm.

Audience:       Dentist, Dental Hygienist

Format:           Lecture

CE Credit:      3 credits

Tuition:          $65


Course Description:

This course will expand your local anesthesia knowledge by providing an evidence-based perspective on anatomy, technique, technology, pharmacology, and human factors that contribute to positive pain control outcomes. Alternatives to common injection techniques based on anatomical advantage will be discussed and include the “short needle IA”, “high IA block”, “retromolar” delivery techniques, and supplemental infiltrations. Complementary techniques and concepts for ergonomic benefit and patient management will be covered including CCLAD delivery methods, buffering systems, eutectic topical anesthetic preparations and distraction devices. Key points for use and administration of a new nasal delivered topical anesthetic will also be presented.


Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use patient anatomical evidence to modify common injection techniques.
  • Describe how buffering systems work and can be implemented into practice.
  • Discuss the impact of the manual syringe on work-related musculoskeletal injuries and the advantages of CCLAD techniques.
  • Incorporate distraction devices to minimize patient pre-injection stress and discomfort.
  • Recognize indications for and describe techniques of nasal delivery local anesthesia.


Meet the Presenter: 

Kathy Bassett RDH, MEd, has over 40 years of experience as an expanded functions dental hygienist in general and specialty dental environments, and 30 years as a professor of dental hygiene and adjunct professor of dentistry. She is a co-author of the textbook Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters on local anesthesia, and has presented hundreds of CE courses locally, nationally, and internationally. Ms. Bassett has not declared any conflicts of interest related to this course.


Full course details and day of event information available HERE


A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.


(Saturday) 8:30 am - 11:30 am


A.T. Still University

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa AZ 85206

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