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Local Anaesthesia in Dentistry

ISBN: 978-1-4051-8436-6
192 pages
October 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.

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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

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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.

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  • Illustrated in full colour throughout
  • Reflects European practice and legislation
  • Provides guidance on clinical techniques for administering local anaesthesia
  • Covers all relevant pharmacological information, including side-effects, complications, and drug interactions
  • Clear, succinct and easy-to-follow guide to a complex and important area of clinical dental practice
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"Overall, this book provides a comprehensive reference for all aspects of local anesthesia in dentistry. It is extremely well laid out and easy to read; the main text is presented in a logical manner with important points highlighted in boxes. The numerous illustrations and diagrams should make this book an attractive option for all clinicians looking to improve their knowledge and techniques in this essential area of clinical dentistry." (British Dental Journal, 26 November 2010)
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