Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Define local anaesthesia and the properties of local anaesthetic agents.
  • Calculate appropriate child weight dosages of topical and injectable local anaesthetic agents.
  • List contraindications for local anaesthesia.
  • Discuss drug-to-drug interactions.
  • Explain medical considerations in administering local anaesthetic agents.
  • List armamentarium for local anaesthesia administration.
  • Describe preparation of the paediatric patient prior to injection.
  • Describe techniques for block, infiltration, palatal, and intraligamentary anaesthesia.
  • Manage local anaesthesia complications.
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