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This lecture is designed for anyone who wishes to expand their understanding of the newest pharmacologic agents and delivery techniques of local anesthesia. A range of new anesthesia products, some already available and some still in development, will be presented, including needle-free delivery of local anesthetics such as nasal inhalation, compounded topical anesthetics, buffering of anesthetics, and anesthetic-reversal agents.



Participants will learn:

  1. The common causes of local anesthesia failures and how to better overcome them.
  2. How to achieve more effective and predictable anesthesia for any dental treatment procedure.
  3. The science behind new anesthetics and techniques that are now available in the dental marketplace or that are currently being researched, as nasal inhalation, buffering,  reversal agents, iontophoresis.
  4. How to apply the latest anesthetic agent technology to your daily practice and describe new trends in achieving profound patient comfort.


About the Speaker:

Dr. Budenz is a  professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and is Vice-Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. He received his graduate degree in Anatomy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He has more than 35 years of general practice experience in San Francisco, has served as the clinical group practice administrator and chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Emergency Services and is a general dentistry clinical instructor at Pacific, as well as having taught anatomy courses at Pacific since 1984. He has lectured internationally on local anesthesia, oral medicine, cariology, and the anatomical basis of dentistry topics, and for consecutive years, since 2005, he has been recognized as an Annual Leader in Continuing Education by “Dentistry Today”.




Location: The DoubleTree by Hilton

1985 East Grand Ave , El Segundo, CA 90245

Date/Time: Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Fee: $75.00 Members – $100.00 Non- Member Dentist – $75.00 Staff

CEU’s: 3



Additional information

Registration Types

Non-Member Dentist, RDH/DA/Staff, WLADS Member