Pain Control in Dentistry

Overview

Analgesics and Advanced Local Anaesthesia 

Pain control is central to enabling clinicians to provide dental treatment and to reduce the suffering of patients. In the last century, there has been a tremendous increase in our understanding of pain and how it is mediated. This has progressively led to the availability of a wider range of techniques and drugs to minimise or eliminate pain.


This course examines these different techniques and drugs and gives the dentist the opportunity to actually perform advanced local anaesthetic techniques.


Pain control is central to the practice of dentistry. There is no procedure in dentistry that will earn your patient’s gratitude more than effectively controlling their pain.


Topics Include

  • The physiology of pain 
  • ​The pharmacology and prescribing of analgesics in the Dental Office:
    • Paracetamol
    • NSAIDS
    • Opioids
  • Local Anaesthesia:
    • Pharmacology
    • Anatomy
    • Complications
  • Advanced Local Anaesthesia techniques:
    • (Higher) Inferior alveolar nerve block
    • Gow-Gates mandibular nerve block
    • Incisive (mental) nerve block
    • Akinosi-Vazirani mandibular nerve block
    • Infra-Orbital nerve block
  • Use of the wand to allow the following techniques:
    • Anterior Middle superior alveolar nerve block (AMSA)
    • Palatal Approach to AMSA


Learning Objectives

  • Understand how pain is transmitted throughout the body 
  • Understand how the different classes of analgesics work
  • Understand how to prescribe analgesics appropriately
  • Understand the pharmacology and local anaesthetics
  • Appreciate how anatomical variations affect local anaesthesia
  • Revise techniques to minimise patient discomfort during injections
  • Learn and apply advanced local anaesthesia techniques.
  • Gain experience with a computerised local anaesthesia administration system

Providers Terms

Payments

Delegate places in events are confirmed once full payment has been received. While credit card is the preferred method of payment, CPD will provide an invoice with 14-day payment terms to those participants who choose to pay by cheque. CPD reserves the right to apply a 10 percent surcharge for registrations made within three (3) business days of an event. (CPD accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Direct Debit or Bank Cheque).


GST

All course fees include 10 percent GST in the total cost except where stated. All tax invoices will show CPD's ABN 34 000 021 232.


Delegate Cancellation

Cancellations of any event must be received in writing by email to [email protected] Substitution of delegates can occur at any time at no additional cost. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). CPD takes no responsibility for changes to delegate work commitments or personal circumstances.


Cancellation of Hands on Programs

For cancellations of hands-on program places made at least four (4) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations of up to two (2) weeks* prior to the event. No credit will be given for cancellations made with less than two (2) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.


Cancellation of Lecture Programs

For cancellations of lecture program places made at least two (2) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations up to one (1) week* prior to the event. No credit note will be given for cancellations made with less than one (1) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.


Failure to Attend

A delegate who fails to attend will be liable for 100 percent of the course fee.


Program Cancellation / Rescheduling

CPD takes all care to produce high quality program events that deliver as promised. All advertised details are correct at the time of publication. However when circumstances beyond our control prevail, CPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or reschedule any program. If CPD exercises this option, CPD will employ reasonable endeavours to notify delegates as early as possible to minimise inconvenience. CPD will not accept any responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates. Where a refund is due to a delegate, a refund for the amount paid will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the case of program post-ponement or rescheduling, the delegate may choose to transfer the fee from the cancelled course to a future program of equal value. In this case these terms and conditions apply.

Tickets:
Dentists - ADA Member$864Select
Hygienists / Therapists - ADA Member$864Select
Non Member$1,037Select
Contact Hours:

6.5 hrs

When:

Fri, 17 July 2020

Start Time:

9:00 AM

Duration:

1 Day

Format:

Lecture and Hands-on

Language:

English

Venue:

ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

Address:
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1 Atchison St, St Leonards ,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2065

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Speaker(s):
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Dr Steven Parker

completed his Dental degree (with honours) at the University of Queensland in 1985. He has since completed postgraduate diplomas in both oral surgery (Otago University 1997) and sedation and pain control (University of Sydney 2000). Steven operates a referral based oral surgical practice in North West Sydney where he provides treatment under General Anaesthesia, Intra-venous sedation, Inhalation sedation and Local Anaesthesia. He also provides IV sedation services to Dental Practices for nervous and phobic patients. Steven has been involved in post-graduate training and continuing education for over a decade and has lectured widely throughout Australia and overseas. He also gives practical courses on Advanced Local Anaesthesia and Everyday Oral Surgery for General Practitioners.


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