Pain Control in Dentistry

202017jul9:00 am4:30 pmPain Control in DentistryPRESENTED BY Dr Steven Parker 9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByADA NSW Centre for Professional DevelopmentDisciplineGeneral RestorativeFormatHands-on

Pain Control in Dentistry

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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


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Steven Parker

    Dr Steven Parker

    BDSc (Hons), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Surgery), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control), FICD

    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.

    URL https://lakeviewprivate.com.au/specialist/dr-steven-parker/

    BDSc (Hons), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Surgery), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control), FICD


ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

Our advocacy for members ensures we stay united as a profession, securing the profile, funding, support and recognition to allow us to continue advancing dentistry. As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members and we do this in six key ways: Advocacy The strongest professions are those that are well represented Continuing Professional Development Providing comprehensive and respected CPD in world class facilities Networking and Connections Mentorship, events, local divisions and study groups Professional and Peer Advice On dento-legal matters, compliance, practice management, HR, IR, pharma News and Filtering We deliver what dentists need to know, when they need to know it Lifestyle and Benefits It's not all business. We incorporate social events and lifestyle benefits
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(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

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Member Price: Dentists – $990.00, Hygienists/Therapists – $990.00, Non-Member Price: Non-Members -$1,188.00

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