Bruce Bavitz, DMD
Saturday, April 4, 2009
8 am - 4:30 pm
6 CE credits
Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
An Update on Local Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation for the Dental Team
This course is designed primarily for general dentists, but hygienists and dental assistants will benefit from reviewing local anesthesia and advanced pain control concepts. Current trends regarding the use of oral and nitrous oxide sedation will be emphasized.
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- List indications and contraindications for sedating the dental patient
- Discuss what’s hot and what’s not about “Sedation Dentistry”
- Monitor the sedated patient
- Sedate the anxious patient
- Review state practice acts and determine who can use what drug and what route of drug administration
- Evaluate new local anesthetics and new anesthetic techniques
J. Bruce Bavitz, DMD, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1984 and completed his Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Residency in Pittsburgh in 1988. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgical Specialties at the University Of Nebraska College Of Dentistry, and has given multiple CE courses to dentists both nationally and internationally. He is past president of the Nebraska Society of OMFS and the Lincoln District Dental Society, is a Diplomate of the American Board of OMFS and a Fellow in the American College of Dentists. He has a United States patent on a dental implant aligning device, has recently completed a five year term as a member of the Oral Surgery/Pain Control test construction section for the National Dental Board, and performs office inspections for the State of Nebraska for dentist.