Special Patient Series: Treating Pediatric Patient

Local Anesthesia Safety: Know the Current MRD Numbers, Maximums for Epinephrine and What’s New from the FDA

Kathy B. Bassett, BSDH, RDH, MEd,Mel Hawkins, DDS, BSCD AN, FADSA, DADBA

Mel Hawkins, DDS, BSCD AN, FADSA, DADBA,Kathy B. Bassett, BSDH, RDH, MEd

  • Webinar

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

8:00 PM (EST)

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Local anesthesia is dentistry’s primary functional relationship with patients for safe and successful pain management during treatment. This webinar will address current perspectives on the use of articaine, epinephrine and buffering local anesthetic drugs. Current MRD guidelines, recommended dosing “rules” for the young to older patient, and formulas for safe and effective anesthesia will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key properties and pharmacokinetics of articaine that increase efficacy and safety.
  • Identify current local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor MRD guidelines for adults and children.
  • Understand changes to the FDA Drug Labeling Rules for Pregnancy and Lactation.
  • Contrast assumptions and truths for the use of epinephrine with local anesthetics.
  • Apply pharmacological properties to drug selection for safe and effective pain management.

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